Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Turquoise Wooden Pedestal Bowl

I went thrifting over the holiday weekend. Couldn't help myself! I found some diamonds in the rough. Or well...I hope they will turn out to be diamonds. LOL. I found a sturdy wooden bowl in good shape. Does it's shape really matter if my plans are too paint and shabby chic it anyway?? =)


BEFORE:


I gave it a quick sand. Nothing special. Just needed to rough the surface some. I mixed Americana craft paint using Desert Turquoise and Bahama Blue to come up with my very own color. ;)
I gave it two coats of my very own color.
Once dry, I sanded the edges. {LOVE}

AFTER:


I filled it with brown candles, smooth rocks in neutral tones and YES!! the pencil starfish! I LOVE the pencil starfish. It happens to add just the right beachy feel for this landlocked, only been to the ocean one-time in my life, Montana girl!




Although this doesn't match ANY of my decor, I'm still swooning!

Partying at the following:
The Lettered Cottage
Show and Tell Linking Party @ Blue Cricket Designs
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Fun-Day Friday @ Little Lucy Lu
VIP Party #17 @ Designer Garden
Everything But the Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I Heart Naptime
UndertheTableandDreaming



The DIY Show Off

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Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Carri

11 comments:

  1. great job. i love the color and the starfish is
    really cute with it.

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  2. I love love love turquoise! It turned out beautiful.

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  3. I saw you on Creative Bloggers Party. I your newest public follower. I love the way this bowl turned out. And I saw your milk bottles too. They are great. I collect them myself and have them above my kitchen cabinets. I would appreciate you following me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

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  4. I'm swooning too - it's glorious! The color you created is fabulous.

    Hope you're having a great week.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  5. It looks fantastic! I really like the color you came up with!

    Ginger
    Literally Inspired

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  6. LOL I love that color and was very beautiful to see with the star and the candles ...

    Good weekend!

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  7. Big Turquoise and starfish lover here And so loving what you have done Great job!

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  8. This turned out wonderful! Love the color!

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  9. Awesome color! I love it. I'm always on the look out for something to make a pedastal/bowl thing and I'm not just not finding anything! So---great find! ;)

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