Monday, July 14, 2008

This and That

My internet has been down all day until now and I am off soon to jewelry party (don't really want to go, but said I would!). Thought I'd show you a few other things I sold at Farmer's Market. I did sell the bench and the lady who bought it told me should would have paid much more (I sold it for $225 and had about $20 into it. I post prices because I am always curious--sorry if it is rude to do so). I was just glad to not have to pack it back up--it was heavy.

Here are a few bulletin boards I did. The frame on the black and tan board cost me only 25 cents. I have another one of these frames too. I did paint it black. The red one uses a vintage tablecloth. This is a great way to use up those holey vintage linens you might have.

Here is another window with handmade paper behind it. I painted the red on the frame, without sanding it or priming it. Then I was using the hose to wash the window, after I had painted the red. Some of the red came off. I liked the way it distressed it and was much easier than sanding (I hate sanding!!). And here is a window with old reader pictures on it.

I have shown lots of chalkboards, but thought I'd show one more because it shows the candle wax paint technique well.

This ginormous bird house did not turn out like I wanted at all. When I was figuring out my dimensions for the roof, I forgot to add the trim wood that I put all on the outside. The shutter roof ended up not having an over hang like I wanted. Oh well, live and learn. I call it a bird/doghouse (birdhouse for a condor maybe!). It is great for potato or onion storage (never store the two together--onions make your potatoes sprout!), or newspapers or blankets.

Happy Day!


  1. As always, I love all your creations! I was wondering if you could tell me how you attached the reader pages to the glass. I have an old window I am wanting to put some pictures in but am unsure how to do it without some sort of adhesive showing. Do you mind sharing how you do it? I would really appreciate it. You can find me email link on my blog. Thanks!

  2. That is so great I will have to try it out. Thank you for the ideas!!

  3. Girl you stay busy - Nice job on everything.. My personal favorite is the house... and the red frame..and I am sure I can go on! LOL

  4. I love all your things (as usual). I really appreciate the fact you tell us what things are being sold for. I am in Western NY and no one sells bed benches or many of the things others find commonplace. Perhaps that is why I can pick bed frames, windows, shutters etc all off the curbs. One day I may have to start selling, as its getting a little crowded around here. hahahaha

    Keep those projects coming, I love them all.

  5. Your projects always turn out great!
    I was hoping that you could give me exact details on the candle wax technique. I've tried it before but I got frustrated with the results...maybe I was doing something wrong.
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Such a great blog! I love all of your ideas! I'd like to put a link to your blog on my blog, if that's ok?!


  7. Sure you can Stacey and I have added your blog to my list. It is awesome--so many colorful pictures


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