I have a special treat for you today!!
I don’t know how I talked her in to this, but the amazing Bliss from Bliss Ranch is my guest today. I’m very excited about her project and I
might will be making one of these!
Take it away Bliss:
In the blog world there are lots of people to know and love. Debbie is one of those. When I think of a classy lady, she comes to mind and I am honored to be here doing a guest post. I’m Bliss, and I blog over at Bliss Ranch.
So imagine my shock and horror when I read that the classy Deb’s new venture was named Two Women and a Warehouse! Is it just me or does everyone start humming a Dolly Parton song and think of a wh*rehouse? (I put that * in there on purpose so no freaks start stalking Deb). Truth be told I wasn’t shocked or horrified at all, I thought it was a clever name and darn funny even if the Two Women didn’t intend for it to be a spin on Dolly’s movie.
Just like I hum a Ms. Parton song each time I see Deb’s shop name, when I see a yardstick I hear the slap of it hitting my rear end. My mom was a gentle lady. I was a brat. One of my first posts was about her and the Christmas cactus she left me. She kept her yardstick by the refrigerator. Was it just a convenient spot or did she keep it there so when I came by she could quickly grab it and smack me on my butt? I will never know, but since that time I always look suspiciously at yardsticks. A mark was never left on my backside and I don’t remember ever crying. But I knew I was being a serious brat if the yardstick came out.
I picked up this little table at an estate sale in July for $10 bucks. I didn’t need it. Didn’t have a place for it, and didn’t like it’s blonde finish. It sat in the garage till October when I put it in my entry decorated with a dangling eye ball in a birds beak for Halloween. Nearby in an umbrella stand was the stock pile of yardsticks I have been collecting for a project. When the two were in close proximity to each other I made the connection and knew they would become one. October over, dangling eyeball put away, I got to work on the table.
There is no tutorial for this. The yardsticks were attached, the edge was cut off and a router was used to finish it. I used CeCe Caldwell Traverse City Cherry with a wash of Virginia Chestnut Brown, which I also painted the top edge with.
I distressed it, followed with dark wax and left the hardware as is.
I only wish I still had that old yardstick of my mom’s. It would be on this table top.
I also hit part of the mirror with some of the red. I ran the brush over lightly and wiped it back. I can’t say how long this table will be in this spot, but the warm tones are nice for this time of year. Perhaps I should load it up and go see two women at a warehouse?
I hope you will go over and visit Bliss Ranch!