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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shabby Clothespins

I have the start to a bigger project.  Not sure where that is going, but I do know it is starting with these shabby chic clothespins I just painted!

I picked up a sample jar of Benjamin Moore paint in gossamer blue.
Truth be told I love those little jars of paint, and may have picked up a few other colors on that hardware store trip.  It is a little more grey than the sample shows, and the color I wanted the guest bath to be which somehow I painted more aqua but that is a story for another day.

 I started by taking the clothespins apart and lightly sanding them.  The large pins are vintage, the little ones are new.  The button is one of a large group of painted wooden buttons I am not all that fond of, and figured 'why not' change them?  I painted the top and sides, let dry, painted the backs, let dry, and then gave a second coat to the tops.  Did some laundry while the paint dried.

I used a French script stamp and black ink to stamp the images on the top side of the clothespins, then heat set.  I lightly sanded the top and edges of the clothespins with 320 grit sandpaper and gave them a quick top coat of acrylic varnish.  I let them dry overnight and re-assembled the clothespins.

I'm still working out the details on the
'bigger project' they will be a part of, 
but for now I am just using them in
every little way I can think of! 

I plan to try these in a few other
colors as well,
know, I just love those little jars
of paint!


  1. Very cute! Stopping by to say Hi and follow from MBC 500 followers group.

  2. Beautiful. Have fun with them.

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

  3. thanks so much for stopping by and saying "hi"!!

  4. These are so pretty!! And the perfect shabby shade of blue!

  5. I found you on MBC, and I love your blog. Looking forward to seeing more!!



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