a simple wood tote.

Whenever my friend Sue sees these simple wood totes, she always grabs them for me.

I had two of them in my stash recently so I decided to hang onto one of them to give it a Christmas look, but I went ahead and painted up the other one.

I started by simply painting it inside and out with Dixie Belle’s Sawmill Gravy.  Then I pulled out all of my I.O.D. transfer scraps and started layering them onto the tote starting with some florals from the Floral Anthology transfer.  I then layered some wording from the I.O.D. Label Ephemera transfer over them on the front of the tote.

I added florals to the ‘back’ of the tote as well.  I think these make awesome centerpieces on a dining table, in which case they need to be decorated on both sides.

I had the perfect spot left to add a bee from the I.O.D. Brocante transfer on the back.

I also wrapped the florals around the sides a little bit.

After adding a quick coat of clear wax, I filled the tote up with some of my dried hydrangeas.

I brought this one into the shop where I sell on consignment last week, and I don’t know whether or not it has sold.  I usually try to post things here on the blog first, but I was in a hurry with this one since I flew off to Orlando at the crack of dawn this morning (technically it was prior to the crack of dawn).

My sister and I are spending the coming week at DisneyWorld.  But not to worry, I have a few blog posts already lined up to keep you guys company while I’m gone.  I may not find the time to respond to comments until I’m back though.

So I hope you all have a great week, and I’m sure I’ll be back before you know it!

18 thoughts on “a simple wood tote.

  1. Love it and always appreciate seeing your projects, I have switched out the handle for a spindle a few times. Enjoy Disney;)


  2. So lovely! You do such a good job of pairing these transfers. Hope you have a wonderful vacay.. sister time is such a gift!


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