Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A LATE THANK YOU AND A QUICK REDO PROJECT

I would like to first say Thank You to Penny at Sew Take a Hike for this darling apron! It is so cute and I won it on her giveaway. If you have not been to her blog please stop by and say hi. Tell her Joanne sent you. You can find her here http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/
I'm so sorry it took me so long to say Thanks but I did have a post all done on this when I first got it in the mail. But, I forgot to post it and it was sitting in my posts just waiting to appear.

I love this cute apron and have it with the rest of my vintage apron collection! Thanks again Penny!

I found this cute little box with a rose lid at the Goodwill Store. It looks like it's carved out of wood but it really isn't. It's like a plaster or something.


I fell in love with the rose top and thought it would be great in my pink rose theme office. Well after a coat of pink paint that is.

So I sanded it down and gave it a few coats of pink paint.

After the paint dried I sanded it down to give it an old worn look and then applied a coat of wax which brought out the details so much better.
Now it's perfect for my office. I'm not sure what I will put in it. Maybe some little sweet treats!

So what do you think? Do you like it better looking like wood or painted pink?

If you have not yet done so, hurry to sign up for my quickie giveaway down below.

Hugs,
Joanne

22 comments:

Angie said...

Hi Joanne,

Of course, ya know I think pink makes anything look better! Hehe! The rose just stands out so much better now! I bet your office is looking so adorable!

~Angie

Cottagecheap said...

Love the apron, Love the pink box.

Wendy said...

Hi Joanne I hope your having a great day! I love this little rose dish and you did a great job distressing it!!~Wendy

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Hey there partner,

Cute little redo on the rose container. You could use it for paperclip,s candy, etc.....

Did you get a look and the aprons that were my mom's on an earlier post ?

Ciao

Beth Ann said...

DEFINITELY pink! Great job!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Joanne, hey great post. Love that apron! It looks very vintage and nice.
Pink is always a winner!
Debbie

Lisa B. said...

Oh I think it is very cute pink!

Debbie Kay said...

Joanne:

Definitely pink and so totally YOU! Love your blog and can't wait to see you this Saturday at La Maison Rustique..

Lots of love,

Debbie Kay

Donna Lynn said...

Love this re-do! The PINK is divine Joanne, of course I would think so PINK SISTER!!!

Let me know how you are and how the weekend went with Gene and the gang...thinking about you and praying!

Go check out Candy's blog, it is the first one on my blogroll, there is a really cute U Tube video on there to watch...
XO,
DL

Barb said...

Hi Joanne,

That apron is darling and the little box.. Pink is perfect.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Joanne,
I am leaning towards the.....wood for some reason, even though it's not wood :) The apron is sweet :)
Remember, you don't need to put in the giveaway :) I'm hoping to post tonight. Hugs, Deb

LINDA said...

Definitely pink. Every detail pops....
I so envy your apron. It is so pretty.

Elizabeth said...

Such a cute apron! I definitely like the box lid in pink better for you!

Flower said...

Pink will be perfect for your office!! You have a good eye for a treasure and unearthing it's hidden self!!

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

What a cute apron!

emily said...

Love the makeover on the box! The pink is much better! Great idea.

Judy said...

The pink of course silly girl for asking!! I love the apron too. So lovely. In case I haven't said so before, I love aprons..

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

Hey Joanne! Love the project!

Wanted to tell you that you were the winner for my giveaway, so please email me your address @ klcapps@sbcglobal.net

CONGRATS!!!!!

Cottage Rose said...

Don't you just love how every thing looks great in pink. Love the rose box so chic. What a great find at the G W. and the apron is so pretty.

Hugs;
Alaura

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

Love the pink!! I cannot wait to see your finished office. You have been accumulating some very pretty things and I just am dying to see it all come together. Hurry!!! Oh, but take your time so it's just perfect!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Winner !!!
I was at Vintage Vavoom and saw that you won the nice giveaway!!
Hurray for you and I'm glad for you 'cause you are so nice, sweet, kind...and on ...
Hugs,Deb :)

Pat said...

That is a beautiful apron Joanne! I like the way the box turned out, and it'll be a perfect accent for your pink office.

Have a great day! Hugs, Pat