Thursday, November 3, 2011

I Got Mad So what's A Girl To Do?.....Paint!!

Yesterday my computer was really buggin' me! It kept deleting my posts & arguing with me so I showed it who was boss. I turned it off & focused my energy elsewhere.......I looked around my half-done office/craft room & decided to do some painting. This is a picture of an old school locker that I dumpster dove for way back when my oldest was a little guy. It was behind a school that a little birdie told me they were remodeling. I still remember climbing into the dumpster & hauling this out, my hubby thought I was insane!  (This was early into our marriage so he didn't know what to think-he's used to it now). There were at least a dozen old lockers, and thinking back now I wish I grabbed more!!! I also grabbed an old school desk which I still have (maybe I'll repaint that too).....                                         As you can tell I painted it to match my son's room, he had a star, moon, planet theme going on. Fast forward 16 years & he doesn't need it anymore so I reclaimed it. I'm using it to hold all of my paint supplies so it's out in the open now & looking at it I decided that it needs a makeover.
close up of the number I hand painted on it...
she looks a little bit different now,doesn't she...
Hopefully this picture shows a close-up of the different colors & layers
another close up....I sanded the stripe, trying to make it look like it's been on it forever...
I love this sign! I found it on Pinterest & used Mod Podge to put it on ( it was a free printable)...it makes me smile :)

I used Annie Sloan chalk on everything except for the stripe & number. First I used Old White, followed by a coat of Provence & then a little bit of Louis Blue in some spots. I used clear wax & dark wax to try to make it look old & beat up. Of course I sanded the beejeebers out of it too!!
So what do you guys think? I'm pretty happy with it :)
Since I now have this done I might just finish up the room & show you my official "after" picture soon........





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55 comments:

  1. That came out so NICE!! Love the colors. The sign made me smile too. Good choice.

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  2. This is soooo cute!! I love the new look of the locker - and that sign is awesome! I have it downloaded from Just Something I made too! :)

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  3. This is way cool! I love it. Isn't all that sanding at great way to relieve stress? I always take a trip out to my garage to tackle another project when I get really frustrated.

    I'd love to invite you to share this on my Thingamajig Thursday party...http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/radcrafters-thingamajig-thursday-party-1/

    Alida

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  4. This is so cool! Definately love the new facelift!! Love that stripe too!!

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  5. I am so in love w/that locker...I want one...I want one (and a craftroom please)!!! I definitely would have helped you drage the rest of them home! good job!

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  6. LOL-- loving the locker and the "bloomers required" sign too....ROTFL

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party,
    Smiles and thanks for sharing,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  7. Love it! Very nice update, and the sign is really cool!

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  8. It is fabulous. So much character with the different layers showing through.

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  9. I am in love with this, great transformation

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  10. Awesome locker! You've got some rockin paint skills when your mad ;)

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  11. The color of this locker is amazing, and I LOVE that sign you put on it!! :)

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  12. This turned out great! I found you at the Happy Hour link up... I'm your newest follower!

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  13. She is adorable! Great color and the graphic is too cute! Smart idea!

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  14. Wow this looks so much better. Great great job!!! Love the number stencil

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  15. that's so cool. Love the color!

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  16. I love this SO much! In fact I love it so much I featured in my blog today! Come by when you get a chance! :) PS I'm following you now! Can't see what else you do!

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  17. SO COOL - I LOVE this locker! love the color, the sign :), the No.15...its so gorgeous and SO funl!!!

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  18. Love it! Can't believe you got it for free too! Kudos!

    Rachael

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  19. Great redo! The sign makes me smile too!

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  20. This is perfect. That color is wonderful and the sign and stripe are fantastic! Great job! Visiting from MMS.

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  21. Awesome! Love your unique way of using chalk paint!

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  22. I love this - the before and after is amazing, I had to look twice to see it was the same piece.

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  23. wonderful transformation! I love that printable you mod podged on!
    gail
    ps catching you this week

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  24. Awesome! You sound like an ADHD crafter like me, haha! So I see you've already shared this a gazillion times, but could I ask you to share it a gazillion and one times? This would be great over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner. http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/11/trash-2-treasure-tuesdays-5.html

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  25. Katie, why do I always comment on your stuff, and THEN realize it's you??? Did you change your blog background or something? I'm such a blond. You're stuff is awesome though. So I always find myself here when looking for awesome things! haha

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  26. Creative use of chalk paint! If I go to the beach anytime soon I promise to wear my bloomers :)

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  27. So pretty! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-12.html

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  28. Saw you featured over at Tatertots and Jello. Awesome girl!
    ~Tami

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  29. That looks fantastic. I'm having a giveaway over at DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love you to stop by and check it out.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-shabby-apple-dress.html

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  30. Thanks for sharing last week! I'd love it if you would stop by again tomorrow for party #2.

    Alida
    http://radcrafter.com

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  31. I love this! I love old lockers (have a set in my bedroom) but I never would have thought to go so colorful and graphic with this one. It turned out so cute - especially love the little sign!

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  32. That is absolutely, absolutely gorgeous! I have not gone so far as climbing into a dumpster but now you have made me feel like it really is an ok-thing to do! (will make sure Mom is not in the car at the time!)

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  33. Love it! I can just see it at a lake house with muddy children running around it! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  34. That is the best! You did a phenomenal job. I love ASCP too. I just finished a metal cabinet in barn red . I will have to rethink and add more dimension !
    Thanks for inspiring me.
    Smiles, Alice

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  35. That is awesome! You make everything look so easy!

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  36. So neat, Now I am so mad that I sold my locker when my boys moved out. You made it extra special.

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  37. Oh wow, what a transformation you did on that! Love the sign, what a great addition to give it some sass.

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  38. I love lockers!!!!! Yours looks awesome. I have a set that I bought from Craigslist and I wish I would have bought another set since that had a ton for sale!!!!! Sara

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  39. On My Gosh ... I love that locker and the sign. Inspires me to paint the one I have in the garage. Good for you !!! Dumpster Diving ... what fun. Blessings...Audrey Z.

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  40. WOW! that is so gorgeous! i love the color, finish and style! it is very cool!

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  41. Katie loved the color. That you had more work was well worth it! kisses

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  42. Que transformação em miguxa!!!! ADORO!!!
    Venho através do mosaico da Vera.

    b-jokas e que 2012 seja um ano muito criativo pra você!!!

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  43. Love the facelift on this looks great! Found you on Funky Junk

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  44. That is one FANTASTIC makeover!

    I absolutely love the color you chose!

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  45. I would be thrilled if you would link this up at my second ever Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL...going on right now (we had almost 300 links last week...can you tell I'm excited??! : ))

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/01/feature-friday-free-for-all-2.html

    Would love to have you by for a visit!

    P.S. I'm a new follower. : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  46. Just thought i would let you know that you totally inspired me and gave me the answer for a piece i was stumped on. Thank you!! I linked back to you, it was the least i could do ;-)

    http://reimaginedjustforyou.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/a-heads-up/

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  47. Nice job on the locker - it's fabulous! I have this linked to my lockers post too today, well done!

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  48. Love this! I'm looking for some lockers but they are difficult to find.

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