Friday, May 29, 2009

So Whatcha Think?

Anyone that loves to dabble in primitive decorating is all in the details. We are always on the search for that perfect fabric, the right shade of red, or that last decorative touch we can add to shelves and wall gatherings. Well, that brings me to today's post.
I had this ugly gold switch plate cover in my dining room.......I am not real sure what the idea was, but I knew it had to go. It just stood out like a sore thumb, so yesterday I did up this set and I love them! I tried getting pictures of them hung up, but they were boring so I lined them up so you could see the set together.
My pictures have them a little washed out, as they are more of a dark tan then beige. They were first done in black, then the topcoat of tan, and distressed, and antiqued. I think they turned out great!
This second set I just did for the heck of it. I am not sure if they will go in my kitchen or not, but I wanted to try out the red over black to see what I thought. Again they are more a deep red, but my camera was just not going to capture it today.
If anyone has suggestions as to what kind of plates they would like to see, let me know. I have done several in the past that are painted with designs, and though I love them, sometimes we just want something with a little less pattern.
I am going to be busy today trying to finish up a few more projects to share with you later on......and it is a gorgeous day here and the weeds are calling my name after all the rain the past couple days, so hope everyone has a delightful day, and till next time.........Blessings to All

What a Neat Giveaway!

Isn't this adorable? This is a giveaway going on over at Olde Annie Primitives! What a wonderful prim addition for our summertime decorating. I have entered and of course hope to win it, but you can too.......just head over to her blog and leave a comment! Good luck all!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oh My How Time Flies!

Hey Everyone! I cannot believe it is Wednesday already.....I must be running behind due to the holiday weekend, yea, that works......LOL. I have so enjoyed reading every one's blogs and seeing all the neat projects, family photos, and trips everyone enjoyed. My husband got called into work for the entire weekend, so I spent most of it getting the last of the flowers planted, and just working in the garden. It takes me forever to get everything just the way I want it. I play around with it as much as I do the groupings in my house!

Anyway, ready or not, it is Wednesday, so I wanted to share what I have been working on the past couple days. I found several of these ugly trays at a garage sale, and just knew I could do something with them. So I brought them home and sprayed them with metal primer, and cured them, and then I was ready to paint.

This is a design from Renee Mullins......she does the cutest whimsical designs. Lots and lots of detail in this piece! I have made this one for myself to use this summer, but another will be available as always in my Etsy shop. We love to eat most of our meals outside in summer, if it isn't too hot, and this will work perfectly! I am hoping to get more seasonal designs made up, such as one for fall, winter, and Christmas!

Well now it is time to get busy with I hope you have enjoyed my trash to treasure project for this week. I have so many more I want to get done, but until then.......blessings to all and have a great week!