Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More finished projects

Over the past couple of weeks I have been really busy trying to do projects that have been sitting around the plce for some time. The suitcases I have had for several years salvaging them from my sisters home when she moved houses they were destined for the rubbish dump. I felt they needed a breath of fresh air and so got to painting them in these pretty pastel colours with the help of my daughter Danielle (who loves painting). Now they look so great under the stairs with one of my very own bears sitting atop.

I have been looking for one of these laundry baskets for quite some time and was fortunate enough to find this one at the North Rocks markets for a bargain price of $40. Up until then had not seen anything under $80.-$100. There were multiple layers of paint which I patiently scraped away over a few days with a scraper and sander until I could then paint. The cane was in really good condition for its age and I am just so pleased at how it now looks with the new padded top and original handle.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Gee those suitcases look lovely!

And I really like how the clothes basket finished up after seeing it in it's original state. It looks great with the padded top on it too. Now just to train the household members to change their clothes less often!