(HANDCRAFTED PEGBOARD TRIVETS) with shelstring.com Pegboard Project Challenge

Handcrafted Trivets to match my Dinner set
Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 30 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 44 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 36 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Having a blended family of 6 kids, 5 sons ranging from 13 years to 22 years and a 16 year old daughter means that most nights of the week our 8 seater Dining Table between the hours of 6:30pm & 8:00pm has all bums on seats, with only standing room left which is left for Gary and myself.
Now with one of our sons away in the army you would think that would allow for one of us oldies to to take up at the table filled with laughter, jokes, banter and talk of the days events between mouthfuls of food but no. I think that would leave opportunity for the girlfriends to sit on our other 2 son’s laps (probably spoon feed them as well). Then there is always the extra’s in way of friends. I am by no means a great cook and since my injury I don’t particularly enjoy it cooking But the kids friends are always coming back for more.
What I do love though is the family time having everyone together, Gary and I literally have to do a shout out and ring around in the morning to head count how many will be home for dinner and then my absolute favourite part and all the kids know to steer clear whilst I am doing it, is setting the table.
My Collections- I have a collection of Vintage Table Cloths, then I have all my Antique Dinner sets , Serving Dishes & Cutlery. I can spend ages setting the table, I have on one occassion accidentally let the vegies boil dry, I was so engrossed in making the table look perfect.
 For so long now I have been searching for the perfect Trivets to compliment my eclectic style, of cause I have only been looking in Op-Shops as I was after old vintage looking ones. All I ever came across were the metal ones and for my tastes that just did not fit the brief.
So I purchased my Peg Board and because of my injury had my son cut it with a jigsaw (this is a simple job for any physically able person)

I then ensured I had the following items to complete my project.

*2 can of Paint and Prime (Bonds to everything) Spraypaint *Pastel Coloured Metal Split Pins (Stationary Section Of a Cheapy Store) * Sandpaper with varying Grits (course To Fine) * A4 Pieces of Felt *My Glue Gun *Mod Podge (sml Paint Brush to apply) *Sipa Marker Paint Pens (purchased as a set on eBay) *12 Tiny Round wooden Cupboard Door Handles *Spray can Clear polyurethane(Varnish sealer)

From There the project is as straight forward as following the photos, that is if you wish for your Trivets to look like mine however you have a blank canvas on which to work. I firstly started using Raffia as a Boarder, however it didn’t appeal to me. You can just use split pins without using anything else
I enjoyed making the decorative floral patterns with my paint pens and I find sanding and distressing very therapeutic and wanted for these Trivets to have a very aged look. What I did find looked really good was the effect left once you had sanded over the holes. You could omit the entire push pin section choose to sand over the holes and use Twine fro a decorative border. This would look fantastic if your look was more a Hamptons or Shabby Chic Style. I then sprayed 2 coats of Polyurethane & allowed for drying.
I used a combination of Mod Podge and the Hot Glue Gun to adhere the felt to the back. Once Dry I used a generous amount of hot glue applied pressure to stick on my door handle legs and all 3 were ready for the Rowdy Roast Dinner That was booked in for the following night.

My Pegboard Trivets is one in a group of projects using PegBoards that you can pop over and see at Michele’s http://www.shelstring.com. If any of you DIY Crafters do happen to make your own version of Pegboard Trivets I would absolutely love to see them and to share them here and on my Pinterest Group Board or if you perhaps have other crafts you have blogged about (Newbies Most welcome) email me curvyandcontent@gmail.com

Happy Diy Thank You For Reading

Judith-Curvy & Content

 

(HANDCRAFTED PEGBOARD TRIVETS) with shelstring.com Pegboard Project Challenge

Handcrafted Trivets to match my Dinner set
Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 30 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 44 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 36 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Having a blended family of 6 kids, 5 sons ranging from 13 years to 22 years and a 16 year old daughter means that most nights of the week our 8 seater Dining Table between the hours of 6:30pm & 8:00pm has all bums on seats, with only standing room left which is left for Gary and myself.
Now with one of our sons away in the army you would think that would allow for one of us oldies to to take up at the table filled with laughter, jokes, banter and talk of the days events between mouthfuls of food but no. I think that would leave opportunity for the girlfriends to sit on our other 2 son’s laps (probably spoon feed them as well). Then there is always the extra’s in way of friends. I am by no means a great cook and since my injury I don’t particularly enjoy it cooking But the kids friends are always coming back for more.
What I do love though is the family time having everyone together, Gary and I literally have to do a shout out and ring around in the morning to head count how many will be home for dinner and then my absolute favourite part and all the kids know to steer clear whilst I am doing it, is setting the table.
My Collections- I have a collection of Vintage Table Cloths, then I have all my Antique Dinner sets , Serving Dishes & Cutlery. I can spend ages setting the table, I have on one occassion accidentally let the vegies boil dry, I was so engrossed in making the table look perfect.
 For so long now I have been searching for the perfect Trivets to compliment my eclectic style, of cause I have only been looking in Op-Shops as I was after old vintage looking ones. All I ever came across were the metal ones and for my tastes that just did not fit the brief.
So I purchased my Peg Board and because of my injury had my son cut it with a jigsaw (this is a simple job for any physically able person)

I then ensured I had the following items to complete my project.

*2 can of Paint and Prime (Bonds to everything) Spraypaint *Pastel Coloured Metal Split Pins (Stationary Section Of a Cheapy Store) * Sandpaper with varying Grits (course To Fine) * A4 Pieces of Felt *My Glue Gun *Mod Podge (sml Paint Brush to apply) *Sipa Marker Paint Pens (purchased as a set on eBay) *12 Tiny Round wooden Cupboard Door Handles *Spray can Clear polyurethane(Varnish sealer)

From There the project is as straight forward as following the photos, that is if you wish for your Trivets to look like mine however you have a blank canvas on which to work. I firstly started using Raffia as a Boarder, however it didn’t appeal to me. You can just use split pins without using anything else
I enjoyed making the decorative floral patterns with my paint pens and I find sanding and distressing very therapeutic and wanted for these Trivets to have a very aged look. What I did find looked really good was the effect left once you had sanded over the holes. You could omit the entire push pin section choose to sand over the holes and use Twine fro a decorative border. This would look fantastic if your look was more a Hamptons or Shabby Chic Style. I then sprayed 2 coats of Polyurethane & allowed for drying.
I used a combination of Mod Podge and the Hot Glue Gun to adhere the felt to the back. Once Dry I used a generous amount of hot glue applied pressure to stick on my door handle legs and all 3 were ready for the Rowdy Roast Dinner That was booked in for the following night.

My Pegboard Trivets is one in a group of projects using PegBoards that you can pop over and see at Michele’s http://www.shelstring.com. If any of you DIY Crafters do happen to make your own version of Pegboard Trivets I would absolutely love to see them and to share them here and on my Pinterest Group Board or if you perhaps have other crafts you have blogged about (Newbies Most welcome) email me curvyandcontent@gmail.com

Happy Diy Thank You For Reading

Judith-Curvy & Content

 

Make Perfect Imperfections- Distressing Paint Coloured Timber

How to make Perfect Imperfections when distressing coloured painted Timber

This Technique is a MISTAKE FREE, FAIL PROOF way of distressing your coloured timber. It gives your project those perfect imperfections that are sometimes so hard to get right. and get it right you will every single time using this simply  quick and inexspensive technique.

I came about this technique by accident, sheer luck to be honest and I was so excited when I did. No more attempts at dry brushing that’s for sure. There is no hits or miss, no having to go over an area which hasn’t visually worked.

The area in which I am discussing for this distressing technique is shown on the legs of the 3 tables seen in the photos. The tops of the tables were completed using a different Technique which I will explain at the end of this page.

All you need to distress your project in this fail proof, simple shabby chic visual effect technique – are white chalk paint, a can of good quality coloured spray paint of your choice. (I only use Krylon or Rustoleum brands) and different grades of sandpaper.

Steps on how to achieve this Technique- Paint your entire project in white chalk paint or  just the area you will be distressing . Allow paint to dry and paint a second coat. You want to ensure your entire piece has been fully coated in white chalk paint. The more white distressing effect you want to show through on your finished Timber project, the more coverage you are better to give your timber project when painting on the white chalk paint.

Once the chalk paint is completely dry lightly sand to ensure that all lines and corners of your piece are still defined and any drips and bumps are smoothed and removed. Do not sand back to bare timber at this point your Timber still needs to be fully covered in white chalk paint.

In your chosen Spray paint colour follow the instructions and spray you entire project. I allow for 2 coats. 1st coat then dry time then 2nd coat and allow plenty of drying time.

The craft work appears all in the sanding of your project, explore different gradients of sandpaper use your hands to sand and take your time. ( I really enjoyed the sanding and found it very theraputic) not to mention how, what a buzz I got at the distressing effect I was achieving. The heavier and more you sand the more white chalkpaint shows through and the shinier and smoother those areas become.

Once you are happy with your completed result clean with a damp cloth and cover with a coat of bees wax or polyurithine spray. You now have a winning project.

To achieve a Finish as I have on the tops of the tables.

Paint in white chalk paint, whilst chalk paint is a little damp use doiley’s as templates and spray paint in a variety of coordinating colours over the top. Allow the spray paint to semi dry and using a roller adding another light layer of white chalk paint, then another layer of spray paint doiley’s .

Once paint is nearly dry using a sanding block and a fine grade sandpaper start at one end of your table and drag the sandpaper across the top of the table in long straight lines. This will start to blend the paint colours in together forming a tye dye effect. The more you drag the more muted and blended the colours become. continue dragging until you have achieved the effect you are happy with. Once the top is completely dry coat in beeswax or polyurythine spray.

Thank you for reading my post. I would love to hear your feedback on my project or if you would like to share a similiar project to this or any of your own DIY projects. I invite you to join my Pinterest Inspired Group Board for Bloggers.

Contact me curvyandcontent@gmail.com

Happy DIY From Judith Sudulic