Sunday, February 17, 2013

Clothespin Corral

I've been sorting, and organizing these past few days.  I came across a box of vintage clothespins I had bagged up.  I love the patina, and wanted them organized, but still visible.




I painted an old cardboard box white, and followed with a wash of pale green.  After that, I used my anaglypta to add a decorative pattern.  Just use a section of the anaglypta as a stamp.  You can review the post where I originally explained it HERE.




It sorta looks like faded wallpaper,








and makes a nice corral.




Using anaglypta as a stamp is one of my favorite things to do.






I'm planning a larger project with it.


I have more sorting, and organizing to do.  See ya soon.


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22 comments:

White Weathered Hutch, said...

HOW CUTE! I love anything vintage.
You have quite the collection!

Susan said...

Rosemary I always love everything you make. Love the painting technique you used on this box.

bobbie said...

Love the pins; love the corral ~
Great job!!!

Cindy said...

What a great technique! I adore little clothes pegs, I have a few of them and I've corralled them in a little glass creamer.
Have a good week!

Anne said...

So pretty Rosemary!That does not look like cardboard I thought it was wood!Oh I love picking up those old clothes pins too.I love displaying them they are so pretty to me!
xx
Anne

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty! Love your old clothes pins...can't wait to see what your are up to! Going to check out your link...
Cindy

pink*cherub*moon said...

Love the old clothespins and how you used that anaglypta, did I spell that right? LOL as a stamp! It makes such a subtle impression but quite an impact! Enjoy your organizaing and sorting! I have a bunch of that to do too! Hugs, Leena

Createology said...

How lovely to make a beautiful box to display your vintage clothespins. Your stamping technique is amazing. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Great look! I love just those clothes pins standing in there...so farmhouse style!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Love this look and the vintage clothespins! You have one of the most creative minds in blogland...I really mean this.
melinda

Decor & Harmony said...

Such a great way to display....takes me back to doing laundry with my grandmother, thanks for the childhood memory Rosemary :)

Olive said...

Love the clothes pins standing there like soldiers. Read your last post-it is all about light and composition.

Rhonda said...

So wish I could organize your stash, Rosemary! I mean it, you must have the most amazing collections!

Pendra said...

Only you could make a cardboard box GORGEOUS! I have a couple of rolls of that...where did I put them??? Thanks for the inspiration...I've got some organizing to do myself I guess!
Hugs,
Pendra

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the way you corralled the clothes pins...you come up with the greatest painting techniques....the box is so pretty!!!

must love junk said...

What a fabulous idea! I always love the mix of rustic with something a little 'prettier' or fancier, and you've done a great job of that!!
Susan

Bliss said...

Every time I clean out a cabinet I find more old clothespins I picked up over the years at garage sales. I never thought of lining them up like that, I like it!

Bliss

BECKY said...

Simply lovely Rosemary!
I have some organizing to do myself!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Becky

Holly Browning said...

Your idea using an anaglypta as a stamp is wonderful The name sounds intimidating but you make it look so easy. :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

I have ten bolts of that anagalypta border and didn't know what to do with it. You have given me a great idea now. Thanks.

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Cynthia said...

Great project, Rosemary, you have the best ideas.

Cynthia