Sunday, September 18, 2011

Never throw away old wooden dresser knobs

I always keep any old wooden knobs that I come across at sales or on old pieces of furniture that is about to go out in the trash, knobs can be expensive and they don't make the different sizes like the old ones were...I bought this primitive tool box (orange in color, now orange is not one of my favorite colors but this orange seems to work on this box, well the knobs were all different sizes, it took me almost 2 hours to get them all off the drawers, I painted some knobs I just happen to have black and refitted them onto the drawers and they look GREAT! It was worth the effort, the old knobs I kept and put them on a old dresser I have and used the three old knobs from the dresser on the grey cubby box! Perfect! The grey cubby box had these glass knobs (which I kept for another rainy day project) which did not quite fit so the smaller chippy brown knobs worked out! I guess the lesson here is you just never know when those saved knobs are going to come in handy. Put them in an old glass jar and you can also use them for display on a shelf! The ideas are endless. Have fun!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall fun!

I love fall! I found these cool pumpkins at a new shop that opened in my area and put them under the different size cloches, a perfect match! Cloches are great for just about anything, not just for plants anymore! Use your imagination and have fun!

Labor Day 2011 neighborhood picnic

Our neighborhood picnic for Labor Day was a great fun! Lots of good food and friends! We did get to enjoy most of our food before the rain came. Thanks Trudy and John!

Fall primitive sale

I am having my last big primtive sale for the year the first Saturday in October in the harbor area, need to watch for listing in local paper, here is just a sneak peak of some great stuff available. Check out ad on Craig's List for more pictures. See you there!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Summer finds in Ohio

I wanted to share some of my summer finds, I found this adorable vintage hose winder at a garage sale for only $15.00, I loved the patina but I do not know what to do with it yet, any suggestions? I just like it in the garden, it has such character! The rustic small chair was free! A new primitive friend gave it to me, it needed to be fixed a little but I love it just the way it is, and the ladder was only 50 cents at a sale, the top had a board added so it can display the berry carrier I got with all the clay pots for only $2.00! The bee hive was 50 cents also, I just gave it a primer then added stone spray paint to make it look like it was made of stone! Not too bad and believe it or not with all that paint on it, it has held up in two rain storms!

End of summer

I know, I know I have not been keeping up with my blog but I have been very busy but I wanted to give you a sneak peak at what I have been up to! I love putting plants, especially succulents, in any kind of container (old New York Central watering can, a chickent feeder or even a vintage dresser)! Succulents are so easy to take care and grow almost anywhere. I have some other projects up my sleeve which I will be showing you soon so stay tune...