Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Little Distressing does a Caddy Good!

I bought this vintagey looking bottle carrier on Tuesday while browsing the shops in Occoquan, VA.

What I loved about it was the Maison de Campagne sign on both sides. When I got it home and set it on my counter, I realized you couldn't see the lovely little plaque at all!!
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All it needed was a bit of distressing to make the words and design pop!

I though I could glaze/whitewash it but that didn't work very well. It looked great when I painted it on, but when I wiped it off nothing stayed behind in the crevices.
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And then a light bulb went off. I didn't need to add to it; I needed to subtract!

So I took some 400 sandpaper and lightened the areas I wanted to stand out.
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Now it's perfect!
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7 comments:

  1. It looks really great. Good find and good idea.

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  2. Your blog is so interesting! Love all the tips!

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  3. I have the same carrier! Picked it up at a 2nd hand store somewhere in Phoenix. I like the modification.

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