I have stopped at a couple of thrift stores recently. These are a couple of my finds. Pretty, huh?? I have painted them both navy and antiqued the cutting board with Briwax. I haven't done anything else with the tissue box yet. Briwax was very different to work with. For those of you who use it, what are some tips? Can it be used on something that has been painted and sanded or does it work better if there is no paint? Also, how long does it have to dry before I buff it? I am impatient so I was buffing almost immediately. It turned out well and I am happy with it. Just didn't know if there were tips to make it easier next time.
Anyway, here is the after of the cutting board. It is kinda dark, but my flash made the picture way too bright. This is in the corner of my kitchen. I have a small kitchen so there are not too many areas for displaying things besides the counter top. Everything is on top of a 20 gallon crock my parents gave to us. The slaw cutter, tin ladle, and wooden were all auction and garage sale finds. My friend Ann from A Hole in The Basket Primitives used her DH's drill to drill holes in my candle. I then rolled it in darkened beeswax and added battery tea lights. I think the cutting board has found a home--for now. Never know when it will feel like moving.
Well, I hear floor trim calling me. Better get to it so I can cross that off my today's to-do list. Take care. Thanks for stopping by!!~~Melissa