An Update to the Project of the Day
So I finally have an update to the project I started last week. This week was insane the park has a big to do next week, of course I’ve been volunteered to help with it (part of being a park wife), also it was our wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday. Insane I tell you! So between all that and the regular life crazy I have been trying to finish the trunk project. It turned into the project of the week instead of the day but isn’t that how it always goes.
Here is where I left you last week.
Once I finished painting the entire trunk yellow it was time to pick a pattern for the top. Then it hit me why do I have to pick just one why not do the Moroccan and chevron with a monogram. Brilliant solution for the indecisive… person do them all!
Here is how I did the top.
First I cut a stencil of the Moroccan pattern out of cardboard and traced it on the top with a pencil and then painted it in gray.
After that dried I created a monogram on the computer (I will have a printable of this for you next week). Then I eyeballed the center and taped it down then I used carbon paper to trace it in stages on the the top.
First I traced the outside frame and painted the white background I let that dry.
Second I traced the inside the frames and painted both frames gray.
Next was the chevron pattern after I painted those yellow.
Again drying time…..
Last was the monogram.
Also at this point I decided the Moroccan pattern on the background needed something to finish it off so I added a white outline to the whole thing.
Once all the paint had dried (waiting on paint to dry is no fun) I flipped it over and added the legs using heavy duty top plates that I screwed into each corner.
After they were in place I just screwed the legs in and it was finished!
I painted the hardware and then rubbed it off to give it some texture.
A lamp and accessories and we are done!
Here is a teaser of another idea I had while working on the trunk.
I will have more on how to create this next week! Can you say free printable 🙂
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your weekend.