Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Box, a Tin and a Tote

I always try to post a furniture project of some sort on Thursday, but with my trip up north for my conference and visiting with my grandson, I didn't quite finish my project so I will share it next week.

I've had a lot of inquiries about my reverse mod podge technique, so I went back in my photos to see if I could find some simple projects I had not shared with you before (at least I don't think I shared them) and these three are what I found.

The first is this wooden wine box that held a single bottle of wine.  I purchased this at a yard sale and believe it or not, it still had the wine in it.  I just can't bring myself to drink it even though I do love my wine, but I did make great use of the box.  
I have included the image below if you want to use it.  With a little adjustment in Photoshop, I was able to stretch the image without distorting it and it fit the box perfectly.  You can find the tutorial for the mod podge transfer method here.  Here is the image.  I found it on Pinterest.
My next project was a simple galvanized trash can I found at a yard sale.  I used a Catherine Klein rose image and I used the hotel image you can find in the next two photos.  I trimmed the rim with some black paint to give it a little extra detail.

This next project was a long tool tote that was very rustic.  I painted it white, sanded it back and used another Catherine Klein rose image.  Then I stenciled The Rustic Rose on the front.  The end result was a pretty primitive project, but I loved it just the same.  I have never failed to sell anything I have used this process on.  People think it's hand painted which, of course, it's not, but it's the next best thing for me.  Oh, and I must warn you, this technique is highly addictive.  I want to put a transfer on just about everything I find.
Now I better get back to work on this little table I'm working on.  Only six more weeks to the next Little French Flea Market so I better get busy.
Thanks for your visit.

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Inma M. said...

Preciosos trabajos, el bote de la basura me ha encantado.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I was thinking the same thing, Maggie. Just about anything could be transformed into something beautiful with your technique! I love the metal can with the transfer!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I used this method and love it. Thanks for sharing again and thanks for the inspiration, I'm addicted too!

Bliss said...

The can, I love the can. Pinning.

A Paris Flea said...

These are absolutely adorable...all three are my favorites! Went back and brushed up on how you did this...I missed the LASER copy part of the directions last time. Thanks for going over it again.

Pearl Maple said...

beautifully done, the image was a great find and like how you have recrated the design

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

All beautiful projects Maggie! I think the wine would have been gone if it sat around here very long!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What an amazing technique with great results. You have to wonder who thought, hum...I think I will put an image on with mod podge and then wet it many times ad rub the paper away!!! lol! Lot your projects and the results


Donna said...

They are all just gorgeous, Maggie! I can't pick a favorite, as I love them all. But if I had to, it would be your beautiful wooden tote!