I got precious little done today on my shabby chic projects.
I have several projects to work on and so far only these two have seen any paint. It was a beautifully sunny day. The temp was 72 degrees and the wind was blowy. I had paint flying all over the blue table. Tomorrow I will be able to start sanding and waxing these two pieces. That is my favorite part of the process in creating shabby chic pieces.
I love the detail on this wooden shelf and can't wait to finish it.
While I am showing off this pretty carved wood let me show you what I have been finding at yard sales. Tools! I love old tools. Look how pretty these are.
I have already sold some of them, but still have a collection or two in my etsy shop here
The feel of the wooden handles and the glints of paint, rust, sweat, oil, and patina of use on these old pieces really makes them beautiful.
Today I found some vintage embroidery hoops. I love collecting these. They will soon be available in my supplies section of my etsy shop. here
This last wooden hoop has no spring or screw tension device. I haven't seen one like this before. Who ever owned it put lace trim and string around the inside hoop to give it more 'grip' I think. The wood is smooth as silk.