Upcycled Wooden Clam Tote

by - May 21, 2012

I have a serious bone to pick with Mother Nature today.  After a gorgeous weekend, we're back to, yup you guessed it, RAIN.  :{  For me that means, painfully dark photos and no painting whatsoever.  Boo!  Thankfully, I did manage to get this quick project done before the skies opened:

I bought this clam tote at the thrift store last week.  I gave it a few coats of white paint.  And I do mean a few...I ran out of spray paint.  Doh!
Once the paint was dry, I printed out my French image onto craft paper.  I've seen some other bloggers who tea-stain for an antique look but me being the impatient type I am, I just glued it on and gave it a coat of clear spray.
I was originally going to stencil the front and back but I couldn't think of anything clever to write so I stenciled some numbers on each side.
I used a plain ol' magic marker.  Whoops, forgot to sand some of the bubbling stuff off on the top.  Whoops!
Still, loving how it came out.  And the lavender smells divine!

Linking to Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Faded Charm: White Wednesday.


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