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
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.