Monday, June 22, 2015

Aging paper for a fun little project

We have been so busy between getting everything ready for our Pennies Primitives open house this weekend and working on our shower curtain orders (which are really starting to roll in!  Yippee!!!) that I haven't had a chance to blog.   So I was working on a little project for the open house and thought I would share it with you because it was fun!  Unfortunately I didn't thing about blogging it until I had already started so I might be missing a few pics.  Sorry!!  

So lets get started.  I found these two graphics that I really liked.  

This one was the perfect size to fit on a shelf from our Pennies Primitives stock. 

And this one would look good on an apple bucket that my sister in law gave me over the winter.    

So I decided to give aging paper a try.  I got out my tea and a little pot and got started.  I used about 6 tea bags but Im sure 4 would have been enough for such a small project. 

I brought it to a boil, then let it simmer for about 15 minutes.  

I got out my paint brush and painted on the tea 

 I blotted the puddles but left it so it looked blotchy in spots.  Is blotchy a word? Well you know what I mean.  

Then I put in in the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.  
Ummm, I didn't realize how dirty our oven was until I looked at this picture.  Please don't judge!   

Here's what they looked like when I took them out

I decided to take the french print one step further and distress the edges.  So I cut it out, put it back on the baking sheet and gave the edges a little spray with some water, then gently rolled the edges.  

Then I put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes or so.  
I love the way it came out!

So now to add them to the pieces.  Here's the shelf.  I put a coat of Mod podge on the back, then brushed a coat over the image paying close attention to the edges.   

And here is the finished product!  I like it!  

This apple bucket was plain, like the kind you would buy in Micheal's (sorry, I forgot to take before pics).  I put a coat of Minwax Early American stain on it to age it, then after it dried mod podged on the image.  As you can tell I ripped it a bit putting it on but I think it adds to it?  

I will have both pieces out at the open house on Saturday so if your in the neighborhood stop by!  

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NEW ITEM!!! Grain sack inspired shower curtains

Click on the yellow tab under our logo and check out our newest item, our Grain sack inspired shower curtains!  Your gonna love them!  

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fridays piece of the week

This weeks piece of the week is this rustic coffee table and candle box centerpiece.  

The table measures 36" long.  Its 18 1/4" deep and 18 1/2" tall

The top flips up for storage.  It's a great way to hide all the clutter!      

The color of this table is "Millstone" painted over brown.  It was hard to get a true color shot with my camera but it's almost like a putty color.

It has a fairly large amount of distressing and looks very rustic/primitive

The price of this coffee table is $259.  If your interested in purchasing it send me a message through our Facebook page and like all of our pieces this can be ordered in your choice of color and size!  

And since we didn't post a piece last week we are also listing this candle box centerpiece.

This particular box is painted brown over Millstone (just the opposite of the table) and is very beat up and primitive.  

It's filled with pine cones, three mason jars with a ribbon and votive candle in each.   It is listed at $28.  These centerpieces are great because you can change the fixings with the season and use it all year long!  Plus they make great gifts! 

If you missed our farmhouse bathroom reveal post make sure to scroll down and take a look!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 1, 2015

Farmhouse Bathroom REVEAL

Do you remember way back in the beginning of April when Bill and I took a weeks vacation to redo our bathroom? And silly us thought we could get it all done in one week? It's two months later but we can finally say its done! Well, 95% done.  There's still some molding to do but I am calling it DONE.  It was really hard to get good pics in such a tiny space so this is the best I could do with my basic camera and lack of photography skills!  

If you remember this POST, this was my inspiration picture.  

Drum roll please......

Here it is Before

And here it is After







This bathroom was truly a labor of love.  We built, painted, repurposed or crafted almost everything in it and I'm happy with the way it turned out.  My goal was to give this bathroom that light bright farmhouse feel and I think we did just that!     

Let me know what you think!

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