Tuesday, June 16, 2009

BLACK - A Prim Gal's Favorite Color!

I took advantage of nap time today that is for sure. My DH was home so while the kids were down for naps he listened for them and I snuck out to the garage to do some painting, sanding and staining. I was able to get things finished up tonight and it feels great that I was able to do so. If you remember on my previous post...... I had that breadbox/hide-all box that I bought at the Goodwill store for $2.99. Well, I painted it black and then gave it a sanding job to make it look more prim. Here is what it looks like now. So, what do you think? It ended up looking pretty good - don't ya think?
Here is the inside of it. Big enough for my DH's cell phone, wallet, watch, sunglasses, car keys and whatever else he digs out of his pockets. Don't ya think? That should hopefully do the trick with hiding all his stuff that I am tired of seeing - right? I am just hoping it takes the wear and tear off my good Amish built cupboard.
I guess I was in the mood for some black today because I ended up painting this little shelf the same color as everything else........ BLACK! I thought that it would look best black especially since I have an old spice rack turned bowl rack on the other side of the door that is black too. Hopefully I like it when I get it hung up (lol). I will post pics of everything once it is up and decorated. Stay Tuned!!
Do you all remember this little peg rack that I bought months and months ago? Well, I painted it and never put stain on it, but found it today in under a whole bunch of other TS goodies that I bought awhile back. So, after I got it out, dusted it off then I decided to apply my stain. Here is what it looks like now and I will soon be decorating it as well.
Here is where I spent most of the afternoon and evening. Nothing fancy and just a cheap old way of setting up a make-do craft area, but it works for my needs. I have my grandpa's old saw horses in the garage and an old piece of plywood set across to give me a craft table. Definitely not as fancy as my dear friend Cindy's, but it will do for now. I am going to try my hand at making a paper towel holder tomorrow. I currently have my paper towels on my countertop on a black wrought iron holder, but I kinda wanted to hang them up so wish my luck in creating something myself. Hmmm, could be quite interesting without a tutorial from someone (lol). I guess I just have to try to be creative and if it doesn't work then I just chuck it up to me needing a tutorial from someone creative. I will keep you posted on my paper towel holder.
Well, I better run for now and see if I am able to hang anything and start decorating or perhaps I will just wait til tomorrow. Let's see how much energy I have which I am sure isn't much at 9:30 at night. Hope you all are having a wonderful week!!


Colleen said...

Black is my favorite color, too and DH thinks I've lost it...LOL Actually, after everything is sanded and stained he likes it :)

girliegirl said...


I like all of your makeovers. Black is the new black, LOL! I'm really enjoying all my new goodies from you. I am hoping to get a hanger and hang up my sign above my pie safe soon to see if I like it up there.


sonyadawn said...

Black... I love black! It all looks wonderful, and what a great idea using the bread box for a catch all... and the shelf is so nice, does it have a drawer in it or is that for looks? where did you find it... love the peg rack too, I have been wanting one just like it. can't wait to see where you have put everything... :)


This Country Girl said...

Your little bread box turned out perfect and so did your shelf...prim perfect! I should have known...when I read that you took advantage of nap time, I thought you were going to say that you rested too...but no, you snuck out and WORKED MORE! :) I really love seeing all your makeovers, Lisa!


Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Love the bread box redo!! Everything you painted black turned out great...you have the best make-overs, my thrift shopping friend!
hugs, Cindy
p.s. I just sent you an email.

~Judy~ said...

When in doubt paint it black! Everything looks good black and it goes with everything. Your projects look wonderful.


taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

I need you to come to my home...I spent the evening painting 4 shaker cabinets black...I did craft shows for many years cutting and sanding wood and I decided I don't miss it!!Especially in the Georgia heat..Tomorrow I will hopefully get them sanded...UGH!..LOL..hugs,Jen

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

Great minds must think alike! I found one of those bread keepers at the GW. I've been lazy, though and haven't got 'round to redoing mine yet. Thanks for the inspiration, though! Beautiful redos! ~~Annie

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

That is such a good idea to use the breadbox as a catch all for DH's things. Stush comes thur the door and puts everything he has on the kitchen counter:)

Love the black...always do:)
Have a great day, it's raining here this AM.

Kris said...

Everything looks great, Lisa! You can never go wrong with black! Can't wait to see everything completely decorated.
I hope your DH isn't like my hubby. I had a little box with a lift-up lid for the same idea you have for putting keys, wallet, etc. in. But it was too much of a "hassle" to lift the lid to put everything in, so he just laid them on top! I ended up switching to a basket. Oh well!!

Take care my friend!

CozyCoops Corner said...

I love all that black Lisa! Everything looks great! I like the idea of using the bread box for all of your husbands stuff. I need to come up with something like that for my husband!Have a great day!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

You can never go wrong with black. The projects all look great. Let us know if DH uses the bread box. I have trouble with my DH just laying things around wherever...


Here goes my life said...

Hi Lisa,your makeovers look great.Can't wait to see where you put them.I am going to set up a craft area in my garage today.I was going to do it yesterday but didn't get around to it.That's funny that you posted yours.Now I am really inspired.Thanks! :0) Sherri

Janene said...

Black is a prim gals best friend!
Kind of like "The little Black Dress" that every girl should own (Which I don't!).
Your make do craft area looks like mine! And I LOVE mine!!!!
Have a great week!

Craftyperson said...

Hi Lisa....You can never go wrong with black...it seems like I am painting just about everything black these days to....Enjoy your blog...your little guy is a cuttie....Have a great day...Trena

Sherrie said...

It all looks great Lisa!! You are a busy busy Gal. Love seeing all your projects....thanks for sharing! Have a good day! Sherrie

basketsnprims said...

You can never go wrong with black, it'll go in any room. I wanted to let you know our SIL is coming over Sat to start our wood countertop. He's had the wood drying for quite awhile now. I'm sure glad I don't have to do it. Miah is so talented he can do anything when it comes to wood. Have a wonderful vacation.

Wendy said...

Love it all Lisa!! No one can ever go wrong with black!! You are very creative I'm sure a towel holder will be no problem for you!!:0) I can't wait to see your goodies all decorated up!! Have a great time on your vacation!!~Wendy

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...


What a clever idea to use the breadbox that way! I LOVE it!!

Now makes sure and tell hubs that we are all watching to makesure he does indeed use it! LOL

hugs, Linda

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

All your redos look great! Black goes with anything so you can never go wrong there. I wanted to tell you, I really enjoyed your video of your little boy singing the Sunshine song! It melted my heart! My 5 yr old and 2 yr old heard it and came into the room- they had me play it three times cuz they thought it was so cute! :0)