So, you say there is no such thing as an Antique Bakers’ Box?? Well, you’re probably right…Nick inherited this antique box from his mom…along with some other furniture that I will be re-beautifying some day soon….anyway, I have always loved this piece of furniture with its odd shape and three different compartments…We really have no idea what this box was originally used for…someone said maybe to store potatoes? Maybe it was to store ammo in the army…? DOES ANYONE KNOW THE ANSWER??? We have been using it for an end table, next to my red chair in the den…It was in need of some serious updating to make it pretty again…Below is the before and after pictures…Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, in Old Ochre and Chateau Grey, I painted, waxed, distressed, and aged it…then I added the typography stencil for added character…(then had to look it up because I had no idea what it meant) Well, it means Bakery and has the Bakery’s address….Hence, the new name of Antique Bakers’ Box….and who knows…maybe someone did keep all their bread in this box… 😉
March 7, 2013
Antique Bakers’ Box
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Mother-wife-friend-artist...I love to paint...I have always loved painting...I like to take something old and make it new again...with paint! Actually, I just like making stuff...DIY-that should be my initials! The Old Cypress House got started with a single plank of cypress wood given to me by my brother. I painted Tiger Eyes on it (LSU Tiger Eyes, to be exact...Geaux Tigers!). From that moment on, I couldn't do enough of them. I ventured into Fleur de Lis, Jazz guys...whatever anyone suggested. Then my husband helped tear down a cypress house that was built in 1889 and brought me home loads and loads of more wood, including the old cypress windows that were in the house...I could hardly contain my excitement! The possibilities are endless. This blog is going to showcase my work. It will mostly be on cypress...but, I'm sure I'll venture into other areas of art projects. I have so many ideas spinning around in my head. I hope you enjoy my work. If you see something you like or have an idea, please let me know...I'll be in my shop! "If you hear a voice inside of you say 'you cannot paint', by all means, paint...and that voice will be silenced" ~ Vincent Van Gogh View all posts by The Old Cypress House
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