Just Caulk it for a little OoOo La Laaaaa

September 7th, 2012 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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The After photo. All done, and brought to the boutique that hosts some of my things, and sold within 3 hours. Thats fantastic!
After shot with the lid up as well to display her inner beauty. I also added two nice little knobs to the front.
Here is her sad little before. All scuffed up. I believe its an old radio box. The hole on the side may be where the arm crank was added to wind it up? You never know I guess. But I saw her little french legs and after the bathroom renovation and all the caulking I did in there, the lightbulb went off ... she needs some 3 dimensional makeup!
Im not joking about the caulking. The bonus is ........ plaster eventually chips and crumbles. Caulking will bounce right back after it gets a ding. There are a few tricks to getting it right though. I suggest playing with it on some scrap wood and testing how you can manipulate it.
A shot of the first layer of caulking waiting to dry. You need patience for the drying....... but layers really help!
Do whatever lettering you want. I chose the french words Chambre de Blanchisserie, as it means Laundry Room, and in my eyes, this was the perfect hamper to go beside the washing machine!
Of coursse, paint it. I left the top original and chose a poly stain for it. The bottom also received about 5 hours of mixed waxing to add the depth of the darker colours.
The inside was pretty dinged up as well. Instead of painting it, ( as I intended for it to hold clothing, I didnt want any paint transferring, no matter how well I sealed it) I chose to use a bronze curtain. I attached it inside and left the bottom unattached, in case someone wanted to use it in a bathroom, you can hide those *toiletries* under the fabric and still have use of the inside and nicer feel of the fabric
The After photo. All done, and brought to the boutique that hosts some of my things, and sold within 3 hours. Thats fantastic!

The After photo. All done, and brought to the boutique that hosts some of my things, and sold within 3 hours. That's fantastic!


What!? Caulking???? Yes dear ... Caulking.  This idea came to me when I did the bathroom reno and had to do alllllllll that caulking. A few dabs dried in gobbers on the wall, and I saw them before they dried completely..... when I tried to take them off, I noticed, the inside wasn't totally dry yet and instead of coming off, it was just molding to however I touched it... ding ding ding. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! How fun is this going to be? Ok, I won't lie, it's a royal pain in le royal hiney, but the end result is beyond beautiful! The dinged little box, became a little french beauty and my second fastest selling piece to date!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Gypsy Barn - Laundry Hamper
posted in: member junk, container, wood, furniture, funky, organizer, white, bedroom, black, chic, bathroom, great room, paint, wax

Comments (11)

Fatbottomgirl writes: Several years ago a friend of mine put a old claw foot tub in the new home they were building. It looked plain on the sides so she "added" caulk. It turned put beautiful! She painted the tub on the outside , caulk and all, white. She they rubbed a little gold rub over the calk to make it show up. Not only looked great but held up great! Love the piece you did! Posted: 5:19 am on November 24th
Fatbottomgirl writes: Several years ago a friend of mine put a old claw foot tub in the new home they were building. It looked plain on the sides so she "added" caulk. It turned put beautiful! She painted the tub on the outside , caulk and all, white. She they rubbed a little gold rub over the calk to make it show up. Not only looked great but held up great! Love the piece you did! Posted: 5:18 am on November 24th
moonbeambabycakes writes: I love that hamper!!! U did lots of work on it....WISH IT WAS MINE!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
Posted: 10:18 pm on October 16th
suziart writes: Just too gorgeous!!! I used caulk for a mail box, years ago, to give it some funk!!! Posted: 9:45 am on September 13th
NDJunkGirl writes: Jasmin - this is very cool! Looks like alot of work but so well worth it! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

-Andrea Posted: 9:35 am on September 13th
gadgetsponge writes: I can see why it flew out the door. Wow! So much thought, sweat and creativity = total beauty. Posted: 7:25 pm on September 10th
GypsyBarn writes: Thanks everyone! It was fun - in a pain in the butt kind of way! It's always the after results that let you say - ya that was fun. During .... not so much! But worth it! As always, I appreciate the comments! It helps fuel me to make more! Speaking of ........... gotta run, or there wont be another post any time soon haha! Have a FABULOUS day!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted: 2:11 pm on September 10th
CleverJunk writes: Love this! What a smart idea...of course I seem to love everything you do so no surprise here. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the caulking tip!

Sherri Posted: 8:21 am on September 10th
Trentonage7 writes: Just wanted to let you know this was a Victrola. The whole on the side is where the crank went to wind it up. Posted: 7:59 pm on September 9th
2poor2payRetail writes: This is beautiful. Now I'm going to be looking for old radio cabinets just so I can do one myself. Awesome!!! Posted: 5:22 pm on September 8th
MakinItHappen writes: This is FAB-U-LOUS! And you are a fearless designer. Thank you for trying these wonderfully cool ideas to see if they work and sharing them with use them they do! Posted: 2:44 pm on September 7th
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