“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Barrel Stave

Here is a barrel stave I painted with the same whimsical theme.10-25-2012 413
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Hand painted whimsical decor.
Hand painted whimsical decor.

“Knobby Kneed Kranes” Large Wooden Bowl

I love all the little ‘Kranes”! This was such a fun collection to paint. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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I upcycled this wooden bowl into a whimsical piece of decor.
I upcycled this wooden bowl into a whimsical piece of decor.

Upcycled Jewelry Display Cabinet

DIY UpCycled Small Display Cabinet

Here’s a look at a cabinet I picked up at a garage sale. I decided I wanted to paint it…So I sanded it down and cleaned the dust away with a damp cloth.DIY UpCycled Small Display Cabinet11-28-2013 019

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I really like DecoArt Americana acrylic paints…I have been using them for years!!!

I got my brush damp and double loaded paint to give the cabinet an interesting distressed aged look. I followed the grain of the wood as I painted on the colors.

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I also painted the inside, the handle and the hinges.
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I then removed some of the paint around the edges, with sandpaper, to give it a worn look.

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I then picked up a bit of the bittersweet chocolate paint on a damp cloth and worked it into the wood..leaving some areas darker.
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I used a sharp razor blade to remove the excess paint from the glass.
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I then buffed the cabinet with car polish. This left a very smooth protective coat.
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Here are a few close up pictures.

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I then cut some pieces of craft paper and modge podged them into the sections of the cabinet…I am so sorry I didn’t take pictures of the end result! I will make sure I do for the next time!

I’d love to hear your comments!

My “PINTEREST” Board

I simply want to invite everyone to my Pinterest board…so you can see all of the wonderful pins from other artists…If you are looking for Jewelry Inspiration…well there’s a board for that…curb appeal..interior decorating..to name a few…go on check it out…and follow me there so you can stay in touch with what I am pinning! You will be glad you did!!!7c32b4ddf38684ea69e2c5cfeca1b9d5

Joss And Main

Joss And Main

Stop by Joss and Main, they have so many great finds, you’ll want to make over every room in your home!