On the thrifting front, I found a couple of things at our local GoodWill last week. This battered mirror was a score because I've been looking for something narrow and long for the mantel. I figure I can always use it in the garden if I can't get the finish the way I want it!
As for repurposing, I found this tequila box for a dollar. It's a great size and is very sturdy for some garden extras I have lying around.
Here is the before...
I lined the inside with pages from an old biology book I had in my library. The outside of the box was primed, sprayed red, waxed with Annie Sloan dark wax, and sanded. I finished it off with some chalkboard paint on the top of the box so that I can change what I want to keep inside. My seeds have a happy new home!
Being an artist I feel as though I am surrounded by pieces that are unfinished or not quite right. This is a painting I plan on reworking for the beans play area. I like the composition but feel that it would read better with a lighter background on a textured surface. I painted it on canvas but am considering using a wood board...thoughts???
Just a few bits from around here! Linking up this week with.... An Oregon Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Osie Moats, Artsy Chicks Rule & Young Heart