Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy First Day of Summer, some redos, & more

Good Afternoon Friends. Happy first day of Summer. It's sunny & warm here right now, but we're expecting rain later today.

Remember the goodies I bought at Yore Country Home? They are in their new home. The grubby cubby is in my kitchen. It found it's home on top of an antique cabinet just inside my back door.

A close up pic of the cubby. Did you notice that I decided to keep one of my candle paddles?

I grunged up this little bag that I had laying around and added a wooden masher.

A close up of the top of the cubby. I'm not sure if I am happy with this yet, but I will leave it for now. I'm always tweaking my things, so it may change.

This prim basket also came from Yore. I originally bought it to go on the door of the wardrobe in my dining room, but it didn't really show up against the wood :( I ended up hanging it on a peg shelf in my dining room. I didn't get a picture of the whole grouping, but I'll make sure to show you that within the next couple of days. I added my grungy wax chunk & I pinkeep that I stitched up in the top pocket. In the bottom pocket, I added a butter paddle & some old textile bobbins. I'm thinking I need to add something else, but I'm not sure what. Maybe a prim little textile of some kind~any ideas?

A close up of the pinkeep. This is another freebie design from Betty of primitivebettys .

This snowman wreath was my challenge item to myself to use up some of my stuff. I made the snowman from an Olde Country Cupboard pattern & attached him to this wreath (pulled out of a cabinet & now used up). Visit Sandy at the Olde Country Cupboard for lots of ideas & some wonderful patterns.

This wooden tote was a weekend redo. My dad picked it out of his neighbors burn pile & asked me if I wanted it. I scooped it right up~I don't know why my mom didn't want it. It was a bright green. I decided to paint it barn red. I painted right over the green, sanded it, & stained it with colonial walnut stain. Love it!!

Oops. Another view.

I bought this wash stand on my last trip to the antique mall. Notice my $1 doll bed underneath. I did add the mattress. Well, anyway, I decided to make this stand into a table for my kitchen.

Hubby & I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore. We didn't find anything except this old piece of wood~only $1.15. Not bad~I loved the old patina. It must have come from the roof of an old house cuz it still had a few staples in it with roofing felt attached. Hubby cut it in half & I sanded it a little bit & added two coats of poly to the top.

Here is the finished product. I just love how it turned out & I will be able to fold it down & use it for display for my craft show goodies when the time comes. I spent most of the day yesterday decorating it. I'll make sure to show those pics soon.

Hope you all are having a wonderful day. I spent the day with a friend helping her pick out furniture, shopping, & hitting the thrift stores. I came home with lots of goodies again. I'll show you some soon.



Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

What wonderful goodies!!
Everything looks awesome.
You did a great job on your wreath.
And I love what you did with the old wood you found. And you cant beat the price!! Lucky gilr!!

michelle said...

love it all!great displays dear.have a great week blessings michelle