Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This Wood Tote Needs A Makeover

It finally dawned on me why I have been having a hard time decorating the red wood tote I got last year just before Christmas.  It’s because it’s red!


After reading Debbie at Confessions Of A Plate Addict’s most recent post on how she decorated her lovely little wooden box {and envying yet another beautiful display she came up with}, I realized that the red of mine is keeping me from coming up with ideas. Now I’ve got these guys that I just bought at Hobby Lobby {at 40% off} and I want to use them with some eggs in the tote.


I love their vintage look!




That means to keep this tote versatile, I am going to have to paint it. I do like it red and it worked great for Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but I need my pieces to work for more than one season or holiday!  So, now I’m debating White or Heirloom White ~ I made both into a chalk paint, but either way it will be getting painted this week. 


Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Kathy,

The chalk paint will give you the look you want. I love your sweet Easter decorations.


Sue said...

Go for the heirloom white, Kathy. As much as I liked the red when you found it, painting it WILL make it more versatile. Your chick has better looking eyes than mine did- LOL

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Those bunnies are too cute! I just love Easter decorations! That box is adorable too. I personally can never get enough of heirloom white. I'm so going to try your chalk painting tips soon! :) Have a good day! ~ Jamie

Unknown said...

I love the red and think it is quite versatile. Just mix it up and play with it...maybe get some fun colored eggs!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


I can't wait to see how it comes out now!!!!

That tote is awesome, I would love to have one of those.

May have to have DH build me one. He does that when I show him pics, like a magician, haha.

Can't wait for your reveal, Kathy!!

Those Easter cuties are adorable.

Gail said...

No doubt it will look super cute when you're done with it Kathy! Enjoy your day my friend, Gail

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I think bunnies and chicks would like the Heirloom White...such a versatile color and you can still use it for Christmas and Valentines!

Have a great day!

NanaDiana said...

Yep- I always kind of associate red with Christmas and Valentine's Day, too! That will look great painted white! xo Diana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

To steal what another blogger always tells me--white is always right!

DIYbyDesign said...

I would go for the heirloom white. That's one of my favorite colors.

Jodie said...

I think the chick is my favorite. Definitely heirloom white. Did you use plaster of paris for your chalk paint? Can't wait to see what you come up with. :)

Deserae said...

I can't wait to see it painted in either white! I think you will be so much happier with it :o)Your little Easter bunnies are so cute too!

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! I love your Easter decorations! I love Heirloom white myself. What ever you decide it will be wonderful!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Lots of fun Easter decorating going on at your house! Love the bunnies. You will get more use out of the wood piece after you paint it. It can be used anytime of year then!

Okio B Designs said...

Can't wait to see the makeover! And those bunnies are adorable. You always find the best ones. =)


Always Nesting said...

I like both shades of white but how do you make it into chalk paint?? I love the Easter decorations. So cute.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I think you can't go wrong with either! What a fun way to display your cute Easter bunnies!

Have a great weekend!


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