I have been working on a tulip and bunny spring sampler while waiting for my girls at dance. It was a freebie at Patternmart and it is by Primitive Stitchin' by Shelley Auen. I stitched it on osnaburg and put it in one of my garage sale frames. All I had to do was rub a little Briwax on it and it was all set to go. Can't beat that!!
Because it is awfully small, I put it on my little shelf in the kitchen. I have a small Maple City Pottery pitcher/mug on it as well as four mini pottery pieces. I probably should have them somewhere a little safer, but I like how it looks. That is all the spring stuff I have out. Hopefully I will get some more made and out as time permits with all this painting and redoing. It seems like I get a whole lot of nothing done some days.
I have given Briwax another shot. I am still not sure if I'm sold on it. It seems the gel stain goes much more quickly. Although I do like how it makes the wood look and feel. I found a cutting board at a garage sale and have it on my stove with some prim goodies. It was just gel stained but today I put some Briwax on it. It made it look much richer I think. I would love a big noodle board to put there but knowing that most of my family would grumble every time they had to move it, I will stick with my little one for now!!
Lowes was just here this morning delivering a new washer and dryer. Not our choice to buy them now but the ones we had were going bad and would die on us here soon. We chose a front load washer this time with matching dryer. We have never bought a set--always whichever one we needed. We went with black to match our kitchen appliances. So far after 2 loads, I really like it. They say you either love them or hate them. My DH told me if I hated it we would replace it---in 10 years. Isn't he sweet!! Does anyone know about painting appliances? We have a large deep freezer in the utility room that is white. We would like to paint it black to match everything else. Is there paint available for this?
Well, better go for now. We have a busy weekend with our 4th grader having 2 days of basketball tourneys. Hopefully we can squeeze in some cupboard painting in between. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by!! ~~Melissa~~