Friday, April 24, 2009

Another Make-over & Then Some

It was an absolutely beautiful day here in Ohio today. It was 86 degrees and sunny with a little bit of a breeze. Absolutely Beautiful in my eyes!! It was THE perfect weather for me. Not too cold and definitely not too hot. Just right. I didn't have any kids to take care of today except my own so we ran to the bank this morning, grabbed some lunch out and then we came home. I opened up all the windows and enjoyed it just being Cameron and I. He went down for his nap and I started crafting like some maniac! I go crazy when I don't have any kids to take care of and since he was down for his nap..... I went crazy. I painted all of my paper mache boxes and finished my cutting board. Here is what my kitchen table looked like at one point today. Yep, it was a mess!! I also did some sanding on that game board. I still can't decide on whether or not to keep it as a game board of change it up to a cutting board. Hmmm, choices choices.
Ok, so you all remember this AWFUL looking cutting board - right? I don't think I ever took a picture of the edges of it, but they were bright yellow to match those lovely mushrooms. Oh yes, it was very pretty and I hated seeing those mushrooms go, but after I puked all over the lovely artwork..... I new I better do something (LOL). Just kidding - I didn't puke, but after seeing those mushrooms, I felt like I was going to. So, I sanded everything off and did my base coat of burgundy and black over the burgundy.
VOILA - didn't it turn out GREAT!?! I was very pleased with the black over red. I haven't done anything like that before and was definitely happy with the way that it turned out. I sanded the edges and the top to give it a more prim and worn look and then topped it all off with my gel stain. Oh yes, I am loving it! WHAT A MAKE-OVER!!!!
Here is my paper mache boxes that I also completed today. I am addicted to painting these things. I just love giving them a new prim look. I thought they looked great with the stars added. What do you all think?
Lastly, I wanted to show you my one and only tulip. I have to tell you that I planted about 2-3 tulips about 5-6 years ago and I really thought they died. I thought oh heck with those.... I am not planting anymore of those. Well, this year, I had one very lonely tulip pop up out of the ground. Yep, there is only one, but I was so happy when it showed up. I just love the color, but I just don't get to see it that much. Anyway, isn't it pretty?
I also wanted to share with you all that I ordered some new stencils today from Homestead Stencil Company. I can't wait to receive them. I ordered 5 of them and for $33.00 - well, you just can't beat that! Everything was 25% off and that Sale goes on until the end of the month. I actually saw it on Char's blog and decided to check it out and well I am thrilled that I did. Hopefully I can start making some signs and selling them. I will be sure to share the stencils with you when I receive them. Well, you all have a wonderful weekend. We are off to the zoo tomorrow and then we are heading over to some friends of ours for a cookout. They have a little boy as well so Cameron will really enjoy the time playing with his friend. Until next time..... keep crafting everyone!


Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Your cutting board redo turned out awesome!! You would never know that is was soo...ugly at one time.
Love your band boxes also! Can't wait to see what you decide to do with the gameboard.
We went out to dinner tonight and to the GW. I picked up a stencil book that has stencils in it. They are all there and have never been used. Also got some wood candle sticks to use for some of my makedo's that I sell at my shows.
Have a wonderful time at the zoo tomorrow and with your friends.
hugs, Cindy

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Love how you turned the cutting board into a nicely primmed piece.
Your boxes are just perfect!

Carrie said...


LOVE your makeovers as usual. The cutting board turned out great and I absolutely love the band boxes. GREAT job!! I am glad you reminded me, I saw that same post over at Char's site and meant to check it out but must of got sidetracked....heading over there now!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great re-do's Lisa! I got a couple of great things at the TS the yesterday; have already re-done one of them and will tackle the other today. Love your boxes (and the stars) and your cutting board looks terrific. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the game board.

Farm Field Primitives said...

Lisa, I love the boxes. The stars add the perfect touch. I will have to check out the stencil company as well. Enjoy your warm day. It's warm here also but rain again for next week. Ugh!!!!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Sounds like you had a very busy day Lisa but also looks like a lot of fun! I think the cutting board looks much better now too!

Enjoy your weekend,

The Whites said...

Bye Bye mushrooms! It all looks wonderful!


I Play Outside The Box said...

That looks great!! What a save!

Janene said...

Love what you are doing!
Isn't it so nice to just have your own kids? It was like that for me on Friday too! Also it will be like that on Monday! Yahoo!!!
Loving the warm Ohio weather! I have some goodies to share with you on Monday...Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I just love your board and the boxes with the stars. I love stars and crows too. Your little boy is cute too.