Sunday, March 29, 2009

This n That & Goodwill Finds

I went out yesterday afternoon while Cameron was taking his nap and Shawn was home. I wanted to check out our thrift store to see if I could find any goodies. Well, they didn't have much at all, but I did by this mold and this little barn red and tan checked towel. I thought the towel would be cute coming out of a basket or a crock or something. Luckily, it matches my kitchen walls perfectly. Anyway, for $1.50 I guess you can't beat that - right? I wanted to find some wood goodies, but they have the same stuff I have been turning down for months so I left it all behind.
I decided to put my new mold to good use last night and I made me a larger pantry cake. I thought it turned out pretty good. I also made me another smaller one, but soon ran out of sugar. My husband asked me this morning where all the sugar went..... he wanted to make himself some sweet tea and well I told him that all the sugar was in my sugar molds and pantry cakes - Oops.... sorry honey! Your prim wife needed the sugar for her prim crafts (lol). Here are a couple pictures of my large pantry cakes.
Last weekend when we went to visit my parents, I bought this picture that was on this board. I thought it was quite ugly, but for $1.00, I thought it had great potential. My wheels were definitely turning and I thought I could sand off the picture and remove the hanger from the back of it and use it as a stovetop cover. Well, I got it home, removed the hanger and decided to just flip it over and use the other side, unfortunately it was about 2 inches short, but it will do until I can get one made.
Definitely has potential - don't ya think? I am not sure if I should paint it or keep it the natural wood color, but it should work for me for at least a little while. I added a few extra screws to is yesterday to make it a bit more sturdy and cracked the wood, but it seems to be holding up well. So, what do you all think of my made-do stovetop cover/doughboard? I just need to work on decorating it now and finding the perfect items for it. Perhaps that will be my new home for my pantry cakes.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love it...good thinking Lisa! Myself I'd keep it the way it is...looks so prim that way and I can't wait to see it with your pantry cake on it plus after decorating it and you don't care for it you can always paint it hey, maybe use the towel you got on it in someway:)

I looked for molds yesterday at a GW in a fancy, smancy part of town but nothing different then whats here:)

Have a great day,

Farm Field Primitives said...

I love your cover. I would have looked at that picture and never have given stove cover a thought. Way to go. I like it how it is. Something about those being natural color appeal to me. Have a good weekend and don't forget to put sugar on your list!!!!


Denise said...

I think it looks great just the way it is!

Have a great day, Denise

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

LOL - the case of the missing sugar.... I have a recipe for pantry cakes that uses used coffee grounds. I'll post about it later today!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

schutt6 said...

what a KEWL piece!!! I LUV IT! :-)

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a great idea! I have passed up things like that at least 50 times! Now I bet I won't find one if I look for one!
Your pantry cakes look great too!
Have a happy week!

Susan said...

The pantry cakes look great! And I love the stove top cover.

Leslie said...

My dough board doesn't fit on my stove perfectly, either. I used a piece of wood that we had around here and had Jeremy add some small edges around 3 sides. It works! You can't tell that the back isn't covering the whole burner because all you see if the bread board and the items on it. Yours is perfect :)

Have a great rest of your weekend :)


Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

The stove top cover looks great! And the pantry cake was worth using all the sugar for!! I have always wanted one of those! Guess I'll have to give it a try!

Stacey said...

Well girl, you did it again. :) Another fantastic idea and a great job using that creative noodle of yours. (lol) I really love the board on your stove and think it looks simply prim the way that it is. But, just like Rondell said, you can always paint it if you should get tired of it or don't like it. Your pantry cakes turned out perfect. Using all of the sugar is something that I would do too. When there is crafts to be make, all if fair game, right. (lol) I am really excited to see how you decorate it. This definitely gives me something to look for, especially at upcoming garage sales this spring and summer. Thanks ~ your wonderful!!!

Love and hugs,

Kath said...

Love your stove cover :)
It's doesn't have to fit perfectly! I love the old worn look!
Your pantry cake turned out great!

Have a wonderful, Lisa

Johnny said...

I have to agree with everyone else, I like it the way it is! LOL...I thought this is what you did to it!

Susannah said...

It's a perfect stove top cover. I just love the prim look.