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, 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 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


  1. Glad that you had a great summer. It looks like you have been busy and that Fall will be busy as well. The kitty and pumpkins are wonderful, and they would make a great addition to my fall decorating. Please enter me. Thanks and have a blessed week. ~Sara

  2. Your love for primitives is exactly what I enjoy.
    Love the hunt and then what they can be transformed to. Thanks for sharing. Karin E :)

  3. Hi Melissa,
    I'm guilty of not posting much lately either. The medicine cabinet turned out beautiful! And the crock is a nice size. Love the marking on it.
    I am a follower and would love the chance to win one of your beautiful creations. The kitty would look wonderful on my pie safe for the fall.
    Can't wait to see your other treasures.

  4. hi, Melissa
    So happy to see you back~ summetime is a busy time!!!
    Love what you did to the medicine cabinet~ turned out pretty~ and the crock~ always more character with a crack!!
    please enter me in your kind giveaway~ love the black kitty & pumpkins~
    good luck to all~
    enjoy the cool days~

  5. I have stripped furniture before and vowed never to do it again. Your little cabinet is gorgeous! And I love kitty and her pumpkins!

  6. Welcome Back! I just got back myself!

    THat cabinet turned out amazing! Love it. And the crock.

    And I need that kitty! ;) Being Primcats house and all. Enter me please!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  7. Hi Melissa,
    So good to hear from you!
    What an awesome crock. Drool!
    Love your cabinet!!
    You did an amazing job.
    I've never stripped anything but I hear it is a pain. LoL!

    Love your giveaway.
    I am a follower and would love to be entered.
    Have a fabulous week,

  8. It all looks great! Everyone deserves a break now and then! Have a great week!

  9. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great summer ~ love the redo of the medicine cabinet! It turned out great!! I'd love to be entered in your generous giveaway. The kitty & pumpkins are so very cute! Thanks & have a great week!

  10. Hi Melissa so glad your back loved reading your blog. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway....smiles

  11. Hi Melissa, Welocome back!Your cabinet looks awesome. Great job!. Please, enter me in your giveaway. Your pieces are simply beautiful. I want them. LOL.

  12. I love how your cabinet turned out, I have some items that need to be stripped, but have been leary of it. I would love to be entered in your give-away. Thank you, Cyndy

  13. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I love the black kitty and the pumpkins :) I am a follower!

  14. Love how the cabinet turned out. I am ready for fall too. Love your giveaway goodies and would love to have my name entered.
    I am already a follower and will post on my sidebar.
    Country at heart

  15. Love the medicine cabinet redo
    Please sign me up I am a follower
    Can't wait to see your other goodies Melissa

  16. Wow!! I just happened upon your blog. I love the cabinet you have redone. I've stripped furniture before and it is stinky hard work. I bet you found some neat pieces in your husband's grandmother's house. Good luck. I love your give away. I can't wait to see what else is in your blog. -Steph-

  17. I just became a follower and love your cabinet and your crock. Your give away is primtastic. Please enter me.

  18. hi Melissa, what a fabulous job on that medicine cabinet ! love your new old crock- awesome. I am a reader of your blog and would love to be entered in your wonderful prim giveaway. Falling into fall, all the way. Thanks,

  19. Your medicine cabinet turned out wonderful! The crock was a great find~! Please enter me in your contest.. I need some Fall decorations :) Thanks for your generosity!

  20. Love how that medicine cabinet turned out! Glad that you have been enjoying your summer.Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.I am a follower.Hugs,Jen

  21. Melissa, I am seriously loving your new old medicine cabinet. You did a great job.
    The weather is decent now so we can work on our projects and I am glad.
    Hope your summer was as delightful as it should be.
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I am a follower.

  22. Look at the beautiful wood that was beneath all that paint. WOW. It turned out gorgeous. Great find and restoring job.

  23. What a lovely cabinet! You did a fantastic job on it.
    I'dlove to be entered in your giveaway - the kitty and pumpkin are too cute!

    Enjoy your day.

  24. Welcome back Melissa! The old cabinet looks wonderful.Love fall so definately want a chance at the wonderful giveaway!Warm Blessings!~Amy

  25. Rebecca from thestitchedsampler@blogspotAugust 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Glad you are back and happy to hear you had a enjoyable summer off. What a great find, it truely doesn't look like the same piece. I really like it all finished up in it's natural wood state.

  26. Welcome back!! Hope you had a nice break! Your cabinet looks great. I bet it is so rewarding to see how lovely it turns out after all that hard work you put into it.. Love your kitty and pumpkin, please enter me in your giveaway!!

  27. I love how your cabinet turned out! Wow that is a transformation. I haven't quite figured out how to remove paint from stuff yet.

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the prizes and would love a chance. I am a follower. :)

    I am having a giveaway too if you are interested!

    Blessings, Jessica

  28. Melissa,

    I love your cabinet, it is a really neat piece
    you have here.
    I am a follower and would love to enter is your fabulous fall giveaway. I LOVE the prim pumpkin and prim cat you did an awesome job!!!!!

    Thanks for having a super giveaway!
    Hillcrest Home Prims

  29. What a wonderful transformation of the cabinet! I would love to give one of your kitties and a pumpkin a new home. Looking forward to Sept. 1 showing!

  30. I am a new follower to your blog and happy to have found you. Wonderful cabinet!! Looks like you have had a busy summer:) Please enter me in your fun giveaway. I love the pumpkin stack and kitty:)

    hugs and smiles,

  31. Hello Melissa~
    I just stumbled upon your wonderful blog - and loving everything I see! Gee - I thought I was the only one that heard those old pieces talk to me!! You're a kindred spirit I can just tell! If you giveaway is open to "new" followers as well, I would be honored to be entered in it. That kitty and pumpkin are just all kinds of cute...Don't come any sweeter than that...and I give you my black crow promise, they'll never find a better home! ;o) Looking forward to getting to know you....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  32. Welcome back!!! We all need a break now and then.
    Wonderful redo on the cabinet!!!
    A giveaway! Count me in!!!
    Prim Blessings

  33. Glad you are back and that you had a great summer..I am loving that pumpkin and the cabinet is beautiful..Lovely job..

  34. Welcome back Melissa! I think we all slack up on blogging from time to time life can get in the way of it. The old cabinet looks wonderful. I Love fall I always wanted a stacked pumpkin please enter me in you giveaway would love a chance at the wonderful giveaway!

    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl..Snatch JOY~!

  35. Love it! Please enter me in this cute fall giveaway!

  36. This is so cute!!

  37. Hello Melissa~
    I'm a new follower, hopping over from The Rusty Thimble blog. Not sure why I haven't been a follower before now as I've been reading your blog this afternoon and find your post interesting and your work is beautiful.
    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.
    Hoping to break out my fall goodies next week too!
    Bless you,

  38. Hello, I tried to leave a comment to enter your giveaway but blogger won't let me. I have trouble with some and no trouble with others. I think your items for the giveaway are darling. I would love to have a chance. Thanks lisa from...

  39. Hi Melissa!! I posted on your blog.......but I'm not for sure if it showed up or not.

  40. Hi Melissa,

    If I'm not too late, I would love to be entered into your giveaway... Thanks so much for hosting!


  41. Welcome Back Melissa and I honestly thought I had entered your fab giveaway but after checking it seems I haven't!

    So can you please enter me, I am a follower and this is my comment!

  42. I would love a chance to win your giveaway. Please enter me.


  43. Please enter me in this fantastic giveaway! I would love to be the winner of these wonderful items...... I have no blog, but just in case I should happen to win (fingers/toes crossed!), my email address is: -- I am a follower.
    Thanks, Melissa!

  44. Hi Melissa!...I can't believe that I missed this!...yes please enter me in your giveaway!...thank you!


  45. Hi,
    I am a follower and I do not know how I almost missed this lovely giveaway. Please enter me I hope I am not too late.


  46. I just found your blog and I can't wait to sit down tonight and read through it. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway.

  47. If it is not too late, please enter me in your lovely giveaway. And if you have a moment I am hosting a giveaway over on my blog :)
    Blessings, Patti

  48. I haven't a clue how I missed this before, but here I am - at the last possible minute to enter into you giveaway! :0) Oh, and of course, I am a follower. ;) Thank you for the chance to win! Best wishes to all!


  49. Summer is such a busy time for everyone! I have been trying to catch up on reading this weekend. I am in the middle of a drawing commission that has kept me way to busy... Glad to see everyone having the time to blog again. :) Your giveaway is absolutely lovely. *sigh* I LUV FALL...Count me in!!


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa