Wednesday, September 2, 2009

W.W.W. - Lots to show you

So sorry for being gone so long.
This is the time of year when I seem to be the busiest.
We have canned over 120 quarts of tomatoes, tomato juice and pickles.
Next weekend should be the last of the tomato canning.

I have lots to show you............ even though I haven't been on here, I have been doing a little crafting around the house.
This was an old wood recipe box that I had painted and ditressed . I had posted about it previously but at the time it didn't have a label on it.
Diane from A Primitive Journey came up with a very cool primitive label for me. I wanted it to be something tobacco related as my SO does smoke. It's a great place to keep his lighters and cigarettes.
Thank you so much, Diane!!

Remember this old bread box that I had bought wayyy back in the beginning of the year( sometime in March).

TA-DA!! This is the "after" shot. What do you think?
I have it setting on my dryer to hold detergent, fabric softener and the iron.

Here is another "before" photo. This old desk was bought for $3.00 last month.

"after"- I am loving it!!!
Desk was cleaned and metal was scrubbed with a wire brush. The finish on it is with CWF-UV. It is very, very easy to apply. All you need is a brush. There is no awful smell and it cleans up with soap and water. I bought it at Lowes; its the same stuff that we use on the deck and steps. I do need to find the little cup or ink holder(?) that fits in the top.

I started working on some Fall decorating.
Maybe I need to change out the sign to one that says something about Fall? What do you think? Have you seen any really primitive ones online?
The make do was one I received a few years ago in a swap.
The bittersweet is fake. shhhh.........
The candle is actually one of the Airwick flameless candles. I just took some walnut stain and dry brushed the exterior. It looks somewhat light colored in this pic, but in my home it does look darker. I thought this was an inexpensive way to have a scented candle that actually flickers. :)
You can change the scent by buying diffenet refills that go in the bottom.
I paid $3.49 for it at Rite Aid.

Last, but not least(heck, we can't forget the food!) lol
is ........................

Banana cupcakes with caramel icing and chopped pecans.
I used the same recipe as for banana bread. The icing is store bought( thanks, Betty Crocker!) and the the pecans I chopped myself. :) LOL

Now, off to read what everyone else is doing these days.


  1. I love the bread box makeover. You did a great job primming and distressing it!

    Rustic Country Handcrafts

  2. all the make-overs look great! what a cool idea with the bread box too!

  3. What a great idea on how to use the breadbox. It turned out great and so did that old desk. Looks great!!


  4. Nice job! What a nice idea for the breadbox, love the color.

  5. Your makeovers are great. I never would have thought to use a breadbox to hold my laundry supplies. Thanks for the tip. How awesome that you did all that canning. I so admire you for that.
    Enjoy your week,

  6. Love the bread box!!!! The desk looks great too. I don't always like painting everything. The wood element is a nice change.


  7. Kim,
    I'm back home again :) The Fair ended last night so I have to get back to my old routine, only thing is school starts Tuesday so I have to get used to that again, too! LOL

    Love the bread box and your desk looks great all cleaned up! I didn't know what I would do with mine but I got lucky and found a small slate at the TS, a wooden apple, a bell...keep your eyes open. I'm sure you'll find things over time and get it fixed up just like you want :)

    Have a great day!


  8. I love that breadbox too! ANd what a great use for it!

    That desk is adorable too!

  9. Oh my - you have been busy! Everything looks great! You did a good job!
    120 quarts of canned goods- Amnazing!