Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Picture Trail Gallery

Good afternoon.  Just wanted to pop on quick and let you know that I have created a Picture Trail Gallery.  Right now it offers my primitive blackened beeswax items.  Hope to add more soon.  This Skull Angel ornie is just one of the new additions. Also, don't forget about entering my fall giveaway.  You can leave a comment on the previous post to be entered....must be a follower. 
Have a great day.


Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm Back............with a Giveaway!!

Hello!!  Hope you all are doing well.  I am finally getting back to blogging after taking a bit of a summer break.  Nothing much to report on during that time so I decided to save what I did do up for the fall.  It was too nice to be in on the computer anyway!! 

I have been stockpiling goodies that are in need of refinishing  for quite some time.  Here lately the weather has been much cooler so I have taken advantage of it and headed out under the shade tree to do some stripping......furniture, that is!!  I started with some old wood work that was in hubby's grandmother's house that we tore down last fall.  We needed more trim pieces to redo our bedroom and den.  It didn't take too long to strip even with most of the pieces painted.  Now I just need to get a bit more stain to match what we have before I can finish that. 

Here is my next project.  I picked this old medicine cabinet up at a garage sale this summer.  I don't know what type of industrial paint they used, but ughhhhh........it was hard to get off.  Then the inside back is bead board so that was really hard to do.  I was able to get most of it off.....don't look too closely at the corners!!  Here is the before......

And the after......I just used tung oil to finish it.  I'm pleased with how it turned out. Now I just need to fill it with something.  Hmmmmm......not sure what though.  Stay tuned.

The crock sitting next to it was purchased recently at an auction.  My, oh, my did they have alot of stuff.  I will have to show you more of that later too.  I just love this little guy, even the crack in the front.  The base is a bit wider than the top which makes it really neat too!!  I put in some of my volunteer broom corn.

Well, I need to get to work on some fall prims for my update on Early Work Mercantile on Sept. 1st.  Most times I have the update ready the night before, so be sure to stop by and see all of the wonderful prim artisans.  We are hosting a "Settler's Harvest" during the month!!

Oh, one more thing.  I feel the need to have a Giveaway for all of you who didn't "jump ship" on me because of my lack of posting.   You must be a follower and please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this little black kitty and her pumpkins along with some of my blackened beeswax goodies. I will draw the winner on Sept 5th.  Since summer is officially over then, it will be time to break out all of the prim items!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of your day!!

Blessings............. Melissa