Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Turquoise and Tung Oil

turquoise, tool boxes, crates, distressed painting, tung oilAfter shopping in the shed, Chucks, Calvin (my helper) and I got right to work cleaning, painting, and tagging things for the shop. It was a time for turquoise and tung oil for toolboxes and wooden crates.

I wanted them distressed and colorful.

As you can see Calvin got a little too distressed when the can of paint he was shaking jarred loose and paint flew everywhere.

Luckily it is my favorite color because 

I have turquoise polka dots all over the patio.

I did not have a before of the toolbox - it is a large one - needed a lot of cleaning - has neat brackets on the side to hold a pipe.

Just in case you need a pipe!

The two small crates once held machine knives and the two-sided crate is a tool caddy.

Sorry I cut the small box out of the photo.

 Here it is.

I just wanted a slap and a dash of the turquoise inside these.  

Just a punch of color.

 All day I was tung oiling everything.

I was loving the look of the turquoise against the warmth of the wood.

Plus I did want to preserve the labels and stamps on the crates.

 I love this group so-o-o-o-o much, but I promised everything pulled out of the shed would go to be sold at the antique mall.

And I kept my promise.

But, Chucks, look how cute they look sitting in the yard.  

Just imagine them filled with begonias or geraniums.

He did not budge.

So if you are in the need of a turquoise and tung oiled wooden box, go to Riverfront Antique Mall.

They are there - I promise!

I was busy again today with the cleaning and preparing.

I thought with all the storm damage, I would have some extra time before the work crew gets here to remodel the shed, but the guy came by today to say he was almost through with my neighbor's shed and will probably get to ours next week.


I hope that is just home improvement talk for next month.

See y'all!

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  1. Love the color inside the boxes! Such a bright surprise. Who doesn't love Homer Formby??!! You'd better get cracking girl if you have workers coming next week!

  2. Great job Donna ... love that color with the wood.They should sell quickly. Good that Chucks is "pushing" you. And just think, that when the shed is finished, you will have more room to hide stuff.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. I do like that splash of color! And it actually surprises me, for usually I'm more of a purist where wood is concerned. Enjoy the polka dots. lol

  4. These are great! Love the turquoise!

  5. Hi Dear,
    Love the colour. Tourquoise is always beautiful, sunny and summertime.
    You did a great job!
    All the best

  6. Had hoped to make that trip this weekend. Ugh... I have a shower to plan and decorate for, but it will be fun for sure.

  7. Love the turquoise color, love the boxes, I haven't used tungseed oil but maybe I should. Wished I lived in down under, instead of up North where it's cold, cold, bitter cold, freezing cold, wind holing cold etc. Oh and 68" of snow and counting! Oh my!

  8. I'm loving the turquoise! How wonderful it must be to do projects outside again. I think those boxes will sell quickly.

  9. Miss Donna; I am gonna come by and steal that Turquoise paint from you and Chucks!!!! ;-P
    I do wish that you would drag that Toolbox back in the house, It is Beautiful. It would look too nice on your mantel.
    Maybe you can get Chucks to take up Pipe smoking.......?!!! lol
    Men!!!! I would keep the boxes and plant all kinds of things.....Sigh. I am bad for your Business!!!!
    Take Care :-)

  10. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors, so good choice! Poor Calvin, though! Glad you left the stickers on the boxes, that's cool. Thanks for adding to my History & Home party Donna!

  11. Hi--am visiting via The Cottage Market party :) Great work--I think they're gonna fly off the shelf. Have a great week-end, Diana

  12. I love turquoise. It really makes your boxes pop and look amazing. :)

  13. So bright and cheerful...perfect touch added to those sweet boxes! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...


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