This is the second part to the Long-Legged Ladies work box series. Green Ladies here.
These ladies are ready to hold all your Christmas goodies: craft supplies and gifts, both.
They are resplendent in Rust-Oleum Colonial Red satin spray paint with the proper adornments, of course!
Here they are. I know I showed this photo in the last post, but needed to point out a few things I forgot to tell you.
First, choose drawers sturdy enough to hold some weight. The same with the spindles used as legs - they must not be too "spindly".
Second, all four legs must be the same. The set I painted green were exactly the same. The legs for the red work boxes are two sets that are different in length and style.
You can notice that one of the medium drawers sits higher than the other. I am selling these as singles so the length of the legs not matching does not matter here.
It takes four hands to screw the legs onto the drawers.
No, I do not have four hands. I borrow my husband's hands. I work on the tailgate of his truck. Those of you lucky to have a workshop probably have the right table and vises to hold these. I drill two holes on each corner and attach the legs with small screws. The drilling first assures you will not split the wood.
Next comes the paint. Since the first set was green, I decided in the mood of the season, I would paint these red.
As I was leaned over painting the inside of each drawer, unbeknown to me my hair had fallen forward. The blowback from the spray colored my side pieces RED!!! My hair is silver so it was very noticeable except to me. My husband let me run to the store with my hair like that. Did anyone comment? NO! I discovered it after showering. There in the foggy mirror were dark places on my hair. It took numerous washing with dish detergent to get it out. Hey, if you see someone with red spray paint in their hair, TELL THEM!
Chucks just said that I always have some paint on me somewhere!
Here are the lovely long-legged ladies in red. Sounds a bit racy to me.
They are ready for some jewelry to further spice them up. Well, I hope they are not disappointed, but I am adding something Christmas-y to them.
Though bits of black lace . . .
No, I will stick to the holiday theme.
Notice one lady has longer legs than the other.
Found these blue crackled knobs on the clearance aisle of Hobby Lobby. You have to be careful with their knobs. Most of the time they are marked 50% off in the regular knob aisle. So look in both places.
I found two very pretty vintage postcards from my extensive stash. Punched a hole, added a hole reinforcement, and tied it on with jute twine.
I started to add a piece of greenery, but that proved to be too much.
Ditto for the second lady. Just a different postcard.
I am on a red streak now. I went ahead and did two more pieces on the same day. Postcards were involved, too. Just come back and see.
I have two more drawers - the deepest. I need to find some more spindles. That project will have to wait until after Christmas.
I am now four days past my absolute deadline to complete all Christmas decorations. I can never live up to my own expectations. I do not even know why I set deadlines - I never reach them! As Chucks and I were putting up the second tree last night, we decided next year we are doing something different. Something that does not involve putting hundreds of lights on two trees. Something relaxing.