The 4th of July/Americana pie safe is complete! I’m so pleased with how it turned out. For handmade touches, I created the apple-shaped cutting board, the linens, the measuring spoons, a cherry pie with a lattice top, a cherry and blueberry pie, and a basket of cherries! I’ll be listing it in my new Etsy shop soon, so stay tuned!
It’s Day 3 and I’ve returned to the pie safe! Thanks to a generous donation of screen mesh (thanks, Dad), and a coating of spray distress ink in pewter, I now have awesome new screen doors for the pie safe.
I’ve started working on filling it up – we’re not quite there yet, but I made two pies, some measuring spoons and a gingham towel. That’s progress!
Continuing on my furniture makeover journey, today I worked on the china hutch. I started with a base coat of white chalk paint and went over it with a pretty shade of coastal blue. Finally, I distressed the whole thing.
It still needs to be filled up with more goodies, but for now I have some coral and a hand-painted lobster plate!
I also made a shabby chic wooden sign with seashells on it to go with the coastal theme of the hutch!
I came home from Hobby Lobby today with three pieces of mini furniture in desperate need of a makeover. I decided to tackle the mahogany pie safe first!
I used FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint in Imperial, a really pretty red, along with the Antiquing Wax. The end result is a really vintage, shabby and rustic finish that I’m in love with! Much better than the mahogany, don’t you think?
For the inside, I used Mod Podge to decoupage a grungy star printed scrapbook paper. Now, I’m just left deciding whether to keep the tin door inserts or to replace them with clear acrylic so you can see the items I’ll eventually place inside. Thoughts? I’ll be keeping with the Americana theme so I can have this piece ready in time for the 4th of July!