Wednesday, March 18, 2015

From Sheep to Shabby

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Oh how I wish that I had remembered to take a before picture of this little washboard! It may surprise you to know that it had to have a little bit of surgery to look this good ;) 

Let me explain. When this was given to me it didn't actually come in the form of a washboard at all. It was a serving tray with the "washboard" glass placed upside down in order to create a flat surface and it was honey oak in colour with little 80's sheep hand painted on it. It was screaming for a make over! Picture the panel with the soap makers script on it, reproduced on the bottom of the washboard so that it was symmetrical.



This is where Mr. PPS came to my rescue! The tray had great bones to be an authentic looking vintage washboard, so I had the Mister chop off some pieces and flip the glass over for me. The little sheep as kitchy as they were, had to disappear because they just didn't fit in with my up cycled vision :)

After we butchered what was the tray, I gave it a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence. I then dressed it up with her new Soap Makers label, finished her off with some dark wax and called it a day. I'm pretty happy with how this little project turned out and because of it, I'm wishing that my own laundry room was a finished off space to hang it in ;)

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1 comment:

  1. What a great job! You'd never know it started off life as a tray. Love it!

    Judi in the UK

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