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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Look at what I won!!! Wowee!!!

Hi folks,
It has been such a great summer. I was especially thrilled to have won the wooden surprise giveaway from our pal Char at the Pickled Pepper Patch. I can't believe I won. What a blessing!! As you probably read, she found this wonderful tray at GW and primmed it up to my liking. I love the green. It matches my kitchen perfectly. It covers all 4 burners on my ugly stove very nicely. I love that I can change the decor with the seasons. Thank you Char!! 
I have found a few GW goodies too and I am planning a giveaway in the next 2 weeks, so keep checking back for more info. Have a great day, Kim

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

peg board updated


My dad recently made me the primitive candle ledge that Char had on her site a while ago. I love it and wanted to show it. For the complete plans, go to The Pickled Pepper Patch blog.. I think it looks great in my living room. I painted it black, then country tan. I sanded it and stained it with Minwax dark walnut. My aunt gave me the candle. She was selling it for 50 cents at her g sale. yippee! I like how it all looks together. Have a great one, Kim

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

garage sale redo and my gameboard wall

Hi folks,

How is your summer going? I am loving being off for the summer.

I wanted to show you my makeover for the kleenex box from the g sale. I also have been working on a redo for my living room wall. I took down some nice country pics that my aunt had given me and I made a few gameboards. I have 2 more gameboards and a sign to add to the wall, but I thought I would show the change now.

Monday, June 22, 2009

my americana table runner

Hi guys,

I went to Sal Army earlier this week and I found this really nice quilted table runner. I have a big dining room table. It is a tiger oak and it is dated 1849. I have a hard time finding nice things for it on a budget. Anyway, I found this runner for only $3.99. It is perfect for summer and July 4th. Enjoy!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

garbage can (potato bin) redo

Hi guys,

I wanted to show you how to take a potato bin and transform it into a garbage can. My aunt was throwing away this years ago and I snagged it from the trash. All I did was take the entire back panel off. I took a piece of wood (about 5 inches wide) and nailed that going across the top of the back. I use 2 clips to hold the garbage bag to the piece of wood. It works well. I lift the flap in front to put garbage inside. When the bag is full, I take off the 2 clips and pull the bag from behind. It works well. I just painted it black to match my hutch and new countertops. I really like how it turned out. I am going to replace the heart and star with round knobs.

Enjoy your summer, Kim

Friday, June 19, 2009

Nice tray redo

Hello all,

It has been a while since I posted, but not since I've been crafting. I have been so busy. I am enjoying my summer off and hanging out with my two boys. I went to Sal Army on Wed (1/2 price day) and found some yummy stuff. I also got some nice shorts and tanks.

Well, onto my favorite. I have wanted a stove top cover for a while now, but I didn't want to ask my dad to make it (my hubby doesn't have the skills :) Anyway, before I left to go shopping with the boys I had cleaned the house and when I went to leave I looked at my stove and I hated the way it looked. It is about 7 or 8 years old and it isn't as pretty on top as it used to be. Well, I was looking at all of the "junk" at S. A. (sal army) and I found this tray for 99 cents. I love it. As soon as I got home that day I did my redo on it and I am pleased. As you can see from the pic, it covers most of my stove and I am happy!

I simply painted it black, then antique white. I then sanded it and stained it with Dark Walnut (Minwax). I really like it. Hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think. Have a great one, Kim

Thursday, June 11, 2009

great prim stitchery site

Hey guys,
I found a great site that has lots of prim stitching E-patterns for like $1 or $2 and so shipping. They are really cute! The site is
She has cute seasonal, rag doll pics, americana...
Enjoy!! Kim

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My new door and garage sale stuff

A nice paper towel holder and a kleenex box that had a prairie girl and flowers.

I finally painted my door on the back porch. I love the way it turned out. My neighbor (down the road) likes it so much that she asked if she could borrow the stencil and do hers the same exact way. Of course she can-" the more the merrier" I say. It really changed the look of the whole porch. I love barn red. I would love to have a whole house that color.

My sister got the wreath on sale at Lowes last year for $5.00 What a deal!

I haven't finished these 2 garage sale items, but I remembered to do pics of "almost" befores. I had already started to sand when I remembered to flash a pic. I will show final stage soon. Busy,

busy, busy.

Monday, June 8, 2009

My swap goodies...

Recently I joined in on Char's "primitive porch" swap. I was partenered with Rene from Two Mile Creek blog. Boy oh boy did I get some "goodies". My absolute favorite is this rag doll and swing. Isn't she adorable and BIG too.

She also made these fantastic wind chimes from a cheese grater and odds and ends of serving trays. I love it. Once my black eyed susans bloom, it will look so cute! It really works well too.

She also made these cute signs and Halloween items for Fall.

She did all of the wire work on this jar herself too. I have it hanging on a hook by my rose bushes. I may keep my pruning shears in it.

I love everything and highly recommend signing up for the swap. It is fun and you get to know someone from blogworld better. Hope you enjoy the day, Kim

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A few new signs

I am so excited about school being almost over (ONE MORE DAY!!!) but who's counting? My dining table is covered with garage stuff waiting to be restored to a new prim world :)

The following 2 signs were made with stencils from the Homestead Stencil Company (check out their site) it is awesome and inexpensive. She has an OOPS! section. They are very cheap, but you don't get to pick what you want. It is like mystery sale. Well, I ordered 2 medium and I loved what she sent: Fear is having faith in the Enemy and Walk by Faith, Not by Sight. They are perfect for me.

I love this rooster sign. I painted it on a gameboard that I got at Sal Army for 99 cents. It goes perfect in my kitchen. My mom gave me her Warren Kimble rooster dishes.

I love this sheep sign. I made one for my mom too. I have it with some checkered fabric and my chicken feeder lamp on the piano. I have a lot of sheep in my dining room.
Well,that is all I have to share now. I am so excited about my last day of school (maybe more than the kids) hee hee. I am looking forward to getting projects done and checking out your blog ideas. Keep em coming!! Thanks and see ya, Kim

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Look at what I won from Sandy...

I was totally blessed from Sandy at The Olde Country Cupboard last week. She picked my name for her giveaway. Go on over to her blog and check out her fantastic work!! Thanks again Sandy.

Look at how adorable this crow "feed sack" pillow is. It looks great on my little chair in the corner. It was the perfect addition.

I also received the Primitive Dolls sign. The colors are perfect for my family room. It looks great!

This is my favorite gift. I love the prairie doll. Isn't she adorable. She is big too. She looks wonderful on the little chair and she matches the boxes and the quilt. I just love her!!!
Sandy also threw in a couple of fantastic smelling tarts. I have them in a bowl in the kitchen.
Once again, many thanks!!
Have a great day, Kim

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Garage sale goodies

Hello and it's good to be back. I have been so busy with redoing treasures that I haven't posted anything. So here goes. The boys are almost done with soccer and I am grateful, except that next week swim team starts. I don't mind. I am a teacher and Friday is my last day of school. I cant wait to be a SAHM.
Well I hit some yard sales this past weekend and I mean I hit them hard. I have redone a few, but lots more to do.

This stool was just plain brown with a lot of scratches on it. I paid $2.00 for it. I sanded, painted, sanded again and stained it. I love the stencil too. I think it came out cute.

I got the flag tray for $1.00. Perfect for Memorial Day.

I bought the little box for 25 cents. It had a bunny on it. I painted it and stenciled it. I got the bucket for 25 cents too.

Have a great one, Kim