Right now, my ribbon is stored in boxes and bins and none of it is easily accessible. And that can be so frustrating when my creative juices are flowing! It actually did spend 24 hours in organized heaven on this coat rack turned ribbon holder (just long enough to shoot some pictures) but despite my begging and pleading, it headed back to Big D on Saturday (insert sad face here).
Oh well - it's given me something specific to shop for while I'm junkin' in jammies! And if you have no idea what I'm talking about right now, you can see for yourself here!
My BFF is the original 'Damsel in Distressed' and will paint and sand anything that
Prior to sanding and painting, we bought inexpensive wooden dowel rods that would accommodate the spools of ribbon and cut them a couple inches longer than the width of the rack. Oh, and don't forget to bring a spool with you when you go to pick out your dowel rods. This step is important. Don't ask me how I know - just trust me! Then we used a level to mark where we wanted our rods to go on either side. A few holes later, and we were ready to paint!
She preps and distresses with an electric hand sander. It gives all of her projects a rough and rustic sort of feel - very shabby chic! She also uses flat paint on her projects, though I personally prefer a finish that has a little more sheen to it - either satin or eggshell. I have also been reading all over blogland about Annie Sloan chalk paints, but haven't seen them anywhere to try them yet. What do you prefer? And if you've used Annie Sloan's paint and/or wax, I'd love for you to leave me a comment or send me an email about why you like them so much - or don't for that matter!
In the mean time, I cannot wait to find a coat rack of my own!!
Happy Hunting Y'all!
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