Monday, 14 January 2013

Sorry, crates AGAIN and a winner...

Sometimes when I've given something a makeover, it's still not entirely done. My painted crate being one of those things! It was looking very dark in the pale living room...



I've given both crates (well, crate and drawer) a wash of emulsion, very watered down and wiped off and I like them much better now. They look a bit more muted and driftwoody and suit the living room better.




I had to re-do the lettering on the Hitchin Lavender one as it got lost under the wash of pale paint.

 For the drawer I decided upon the logo from Bettys, Yorks finest tea rooms.



York is where I was born and grew up and Bettys is a must visit tea room in the City centre. They queue up outside to get in, it's that good!


Here's the famous Fat Rascal


I've never had one as I'm not a cakey sort of person but I had the most delicious Eggs Benedict of my life in here!


This is not a sponsored post! I'm just saying if you're in York, you've got to go! 


So here's the crate, er, drawer...


Just need two matching plants now...

I took a sanding sponge to the lettering of the Hitchin one and I think it looks better. I'll do it to the new one when it's dry. 

I'll try not to do any more crate posts for a bit ok? Obsessive? Moi?

Without further ado, the winner of the giveaway is... (drumroll...)

... MARILYN! Woo hoo!
Marilyn please could you email me your full name, address and postcode and I will pop them in the post to you!

Linking with Me and my shadow; Magpie Monday

and Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

and PJH designs




 


and Knick of Time Tuesday

 


20 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with lots of crates in my book. Yes, they do look better with that white wash. Well done you. xx

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    1. Thanks Loo! My husband liked them better before. He knows nothing! ;)

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  2. Ooooooohhh it's ME!!! Thank you so very much Emma, I have emailed you my details x

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  3. Your crates look fantastic - love the Bettys logo and the sound of Bettys generally! Fat Rascal is such a great name for a big bun - do you know what's in it? (besides tonnes of sugar..)x

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    1. Apparently it's a cross between a scone and a rock cake!

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  4. Those look great and i love the name Betty's that holds very special memories of a very dear friend of mine that past away 6 years. deexx

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  5. Your crates look fantastic and I'm so impressed with your lettering, very professional indeed!

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  6. I think I prefer the crates in this second version, not that the one you did before didn't look perfectly fine too! Ahh, Betty's, a fine old instution! I live in Sheffield and visit York fairly often, all those charity shops! xxx

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  7. They are gorgeous! I love them!

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  8. Oh me oh my! They are gorgeous.

    How did you do the lettering on the Betty's on? Is it a transfer or did you paint it free-hand?

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    1. Thank you. I got my husband to print the logo out and make it the right size because I'm a technophobe, then I trace it, place it in the right spot, tape it on and slide carbon paper underneath. Go over the traced line in ballpoint pen and it transfers nicely onto the crate. Then fill it in with blackboard paint and the finest brush you can find.
      I cannot draw to save my life but I can colour in! ;)

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  9. I spent a weekend in York once, it was amazing. And my mum's name is Betty. They look fab, and authentic. Well done you on that poinsetia, all mine pegged it soon after christmas, and I'm usually good with plants ♥

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    1. The poinsettia is on borrowed time! I am crap with plants and poinsettias are quite demanding!

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  10. The crates look ace! I walked past a skip earlier with some beautiful drawers inside and thought of your little project :)

    Love the Betty's logo too. Betty's Florentines are jaw droppingly delicious!

    Kate

    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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  11. Wow, they are SUCH a find and I love what you have done with the logo. I am terrible with stencilling, I just don't have the patience :(
    I need to find some crates like this :)

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  12. They look fantastic. The Betty's logo is great ... I would love to visit and sample a Fat Rascal! M x

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  13. Love your crates both logos look great but I really like the Betty one. I'm featuring you on Transformed Tuesday this week. Thanks so much for linking up with us. Hugs, Peggy

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