Tuesday, September 22, 2009

RedWare Crock

I bought this redware crock from Janae of Cozy Coops Corner
She is selling some of her prims and I was lucky enough to get this from her. It is way bigger then I was expecting and I can't wait to get my fireplace mantle done as I think that will be the perfect spot for this beauty.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Some new bowls

I bought these bowls at an antique mall for $4.00 I think ( was a few months ago..lol) I've slowly been working on them. I got all of the little ones done and I'm halfway done with the big one.
Here are 3 of the little ones finished. I did the usual thing...sand, base coat black, paint top coat, sand lightly and then add stain. I wasn't too sure how the white one was going to turn out as this is the first time I used antique white, but after adding the stain I love it, and it is my favorite one. The 4th one I did in mustard, but haven't found a spot for that one yet. I think I am going to do the big one in the antique white also.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cabinet make-over

I bought this cabinet for my bathroom from Target a few years ago and while I did like it at first it just itsn't prim enough. So I did a make-over on it and love the way it looks now.

I sanded it down and painted it black and then distressed it a bit. I left the door off and like how it looks with out it. The towels, my hair dryer, etc. are hidden in the drawers instead of on the shelf like they used to be. I also re-did the jars with new labels that I printed out and glued on them.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Textures part 3

Hope you all enjoyed some of the textures in my home. If you haven't joined in this series yet,,get out your cameras and start taking some pictures.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Textures Part 2

There are so many different textures in your home you just never realize it until you do something like this. I still have lots more pictures that I took so I may be back with part 3 tomorrow..enjoy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Textures in my home Part 1

I decided to join in on the Textures in my home series that other bloggers are doing. Enjoy the pics, will post more tomorrow.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Please vote

Please vote for my puppies in this cutest dog contest that I entered them in...you can vote once a day..thank you.

Kody's direct link http://www.cutestdogcompetition.com/vote.cfm?h=62E3A975D650F1DA7385454870CF6691


Thank you again if you get the chance to vote!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Candle holder..ebay

Seriously I think I'm addicted to Ebay!! This is my newest win, a prim candle holder, for only $8.99 with shipping...love it.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Treasures Part 1

Went to a Antique mall the other day and picked up a few treasures. Hoping to go back in a few weeks as they actually had some crocks for decent prices. I couldn't carry anything else or I would have gotten some more..lol.. The grater was only $1.00 and very old & rusty, other booths had them for $4.00 and up so this was a good deal.

This candle holder was only $1.50, very heavy treenware. Not sure if I will paint it or leave it this color yet.
Old rolling pin with green handles..$4.00 and very heavy. I replaced mine with this one in the crock in earlier post. Looks much better as it looks old compared to mine..lol
My find of the day! This crock is in perfect condition. I know it's not old but I love it. It was 20% off so I only paid $11.20. It sorta of matches my Pfaltzgraff dishes so I put in the china cabinet with it...looks really good in there. Have a few more items that I picked up, but they need to be made-over so will show you when they are done.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Arrangement

Was moving stuff around today and I did this little new arrangement. I got the washboard off of ebay a few weeks ago and the rolling pin is mine from my kitchen drawer. I don't know how long the towel will stay there until the puppies realize they can pull it out. I want to stitch a prim saying on it though.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I won!!!

I won a great giveaway over at Farm Field Primitives and I got my package yesterday. Above is what I won, aren't the prizes wonderful. The box smelled so good when I opened it up from the package of rose hips. Everything has already found their places in my home. Thank you again Melissa.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stairs are done!!

This is a picture of what the stairs looked like when we moved in after we ripped up the ugly 70's orange carpet!!! They must have put a 2nd coat of stain on after they put the carpet down as towards the edges of the stairs it was darker. Can't see it in this picture.

After picture, I lightly sanded them, then stained the step part and painted the riser white after much arguing with dh about it. He wanted the whole steps stained, but I won!!! I gave in and left the railing black, I wanted to paint that white also..oh well. Looks good anyway.

Another angle and the new braided runners I got off ebay. Just put them on this morning so they are still a little curled around the edges from the package, I'm sure they will lay flat in a couple of days. Now I need to get a rug that matches for in front of the stairs. I love the way these turned out although it was a lot of work. The stain took forever to dry, but it was worth it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Long time..but still here

Hello out there in blog land. I'm still here, just been real busy around the house trying to get some stuff done. I've redone my staircase, sanded them down and restained and painted them. I'm waiting for some braided stair runners that I bought off ebay for a great price and then I will snap a picture to show you all. I'm also in the process of redoing my mantle that I bought at a yard sale last summer, sanding & painting; still needs some more sanding then I can paint it and bring it back in the house. Another project I am currently working on is my laundry room cabinets. They were white but I've seen all the wonderful job you guys are all doing on your cabinets so I thought I would try and make mine more prim. They are almost all painted but I have to go buy the stain to put on them. If they turn out great I will also do my kitchen ones the same way. Some many projects ..so little time between work and the puppies are still keeping me busy. They are getting bigger but still need constant supervision, they are into eating everything and their playing gets a little ruff some times.
They are 4 months now, I don't have a recent picture of them both together, but they both look like this guy, this is Kody, Riley is sitting behind him eating grass as usual and would not look at me. It's so hard to get a pic of them together. Had a yard sale a few weeks ago and got rid of alot of stuff and made some money in the process, between my Mom & myself we made $250.00, not bad for a days work.
I am on vacation next week and hope to get my projects finished up and over with.
Went to a local country shop in the mall this past weekend and picked up 2 items, still looking for a place for the picture. Have a great day, until next time. I'll try not to make it so long.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bench Make-over

I've been wanting to paint this little bench for awhile now, and yesterday I finally got it done. It was just a plain stark white before ( sorry forgot to take a before pic). It looks so much better then before and certainly better then it's showing up in this picture. I have this is my mud room, love how it turned out.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Finally got something completed

I started this eagle months ago and I finally finished it up yesterday. I just have not been in the crafting mood lately and now with the 2 new puppies it will be really hard to get anything done.
The finished eagle got put in my wreath on my back door.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I lost my mind!!

Well, I think we have totally lost our minds in my household. We went back to the breeder where we got Kody from ( last week) and brought home one of his brothers..oh my goodness..2 puppies..what were we thinking!
Seriously though it's not that bad, Kody (on left in pic) is like a different dog now that he has someone to play with, before he was just laying around and moping. He is a lot more active and alert now.
The new puppy is named Riley(on right in pic) and he is such a cutie.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Puppy

We got a new puppy this past Monday and let me tell you I forgot how much work a puppy is...lol. He is constantly eating everything he can get a hold of so we have to keep a good eye on him. The housebreaking is going good with only a few accidents, but that was because someone wasn't watching him (it wasn't me). He does goes in a crate at night and he wakes us up when he needs to go out so that is working good. He was 8 weeks exactly when we brought him home. His name is Kody and he is the cutest little thing. As most of you know, we lost our Kasper 2 months ago and it has been a really hard time since then, I still miss that dog and wish things had been different. Hoping Kody will make missing Kasper a little easier to deal with. He sure makes coming home not so lonely anymore.