Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice week-end. I worked on a couple of projects, squeezed in some extra Z’s, and enjoyed two evenings in a row spent with sweet friends. Virtually no vintage shopping, but a good week-end nonetheless. You may have noticed that lately I’ve been buying up old, vintage crates and boxes like crazy. I’ve enjoyed giving them a little extra character by adding some stenciling. I especially like my Folk Art “Farmers Market” stencil that I bought at Walmart (no compensation received). It seems perfectly suited to old crates and wooden boxes. (Note: It appears that Walmart no longer carries this stencil. The only place I found it for sale was on eBay, and it wasn’t cheap. Bummer.)
This is time I applied [almost] the full stencil (for the first time) to this wonderful old crate.
The crate is adorned with numerous rusty old nails.
The wood’s surface is nicely aged and a bit scruffy, as if in its past life it had been used to haul veggies, which it probably was.
The stencil actually has some stars on it, too, but that seemed little too country for my taste.
If you’re interested in some of my hand-stenciled signs,
you can find them here, in my Vintage shop.
I really enjoy stencils that allow you to pick and choose some or all of the words you’d like to use on each project.
For this project, Simple Fall Centerpiece, I just used the “Farmers Market” portion of the stencil.
Here I used it similarly, on a tray-shaped box, but added some of the stars this time, in Cruddy Old Box Turned Charming Vintage Tray.
For this apple basket lid sign, I stenciled “farm” instead of “farmer” because the space was smaller.
I’ve also just used the “Country Fresh Vegetable” portion of the stencil, but that’s for another post yet to come.
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Thanks for the feature, Suzy!
Thanks for the feature, Kathy!
Bye for now,
Our vintage link party opens Thursday at 8 am;
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