Monday, September 29, 2014

New Bread Box…

It’s been quite along time since I purchased this little bread box!  Not sure what it was originally intended to be used for, but I saw it as the perfect place for our family to store bread on our counter top.


IMG_5618As you can see that we always have an overflow of bread sacks that don’t fit in our current Bread Box and it drives me crazy!

IMG_5625Last week, I finally bought some Annie Sloan Paint (old white) and painted the blue box.  It took a few coats until I got it right!  The old blue paint bled through the white for almost three coats.


While drying the paint in the sunshine I sprayed the inside with a combination of half vinegar and water to make sure the inside was cleaned thoroughly!


After drying completely, I sanded very little and used both dark and clear wax to distress the box and lid until I felt it was just right look I wanted for my kitchen!


I was so excited that all of the bread fit inside!  There is even a room for a few cracker boxes if I wanted to add too! So what do you think?


Its been awhile since I had set out to complete a project! this one felt so good to accomplish!  Thanks for coming by and taking a peek ~ I love giving old pieces new life! xoxo, tracie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fishtail Cottage 2014 Garden Party #16

Welcome to this weeks Garden Party over here at Fishtail Cottage! Link up your Cottage Garden Landscape posts below. I hope you visit one another's gardens & please do invite your friends (always looking for new gardeners to join in)! No rules over here, but would love it if you are not already a follower of my blog – please become one!!!

Garden Party 2

Looking forward to seeing all of your gardens again this week! oxox, tracie

Monday, September 22, 2014

Home Tour of Fishtail Cottage…



Little Farmstead featured a tour of my home and gardens last week ~ and I want to share it all with you! Julie did such an outstanding job of the way she featured our home! If you missed it, please click here and take a peek! It was fun for me to see my home/gardens through the eyes of someone else!

xoox, tracie