Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Make-over & A Loss to the Prim World

Let me first of all start off by saying that the prim world will never be the same.  Ruth Rochelle passed away yesterday.  I am not sure if you know her or not, but she was the owner of “A Primitive Homeplace.”  Ruth and her husband were both very talented and have a beautiful home and a wonderful shop.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out her picture trail site then hop on over there and take a look.  You will be amazed by her beautiful saltbox home, her shop and so much more.  Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers!

On a much happier note…. I am here today to share with you a make-over.  Do you all remember that ugly trash bin that I purchased at my local GW store?  Well, I bought it for $5.99 and here is a BEFORE picture.


and…….. here is the AFTER picture!


I wasn’t too sure if it looked ok, but my Mom thought it looked great and so did my hubby so we are going to go with it.  Hey, for $5.99 and a little elbow grease and a paint job….. it looks pretty good to me!  Hope you enjoy the pictures and keep watching because tomorrow will be the make-over reveal for my ladder back chairs and trust me….. it is worth the wait.  Oh ~ here is another shot of my trash bin in my kitchen and I guess I will go ahead and give you a tiny sneak peek of one of my chairs (lol).  Enjoy and have a blessed day!!

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Janet - underthewillow said...

Mornin' Lisa....I am in such shock about Ruth I don't even know quite what to say yet....I have a list of links that I visit every day and last evening when I visited her site I was stunned to read the message....I know she hadn't been feeling well but had no idea that it was serious....I am just shocked....her and Jimmy had such a special relationship, I just can't believe it.

On a much brighter note, your trash bin turned out great and the peek of your chair looks great too!


Black Sheep Lisa said...

Oh i cant believe the news about Ruth, i read that she had been sick, i always kept up with her picturetrail, i feel like i knew her!
Your trashbin looks great and cant wait to see more of those chairs.

american girl primitives said...


Good morning, I never met Ruth but it seems she has left her mark on this earth. I'm sure she was a wonderful person.

The trash bin looked great. I wish I could be so lucky!


Ann said...

Lisa, GREAT re-do on the trash bin. What a great piece to have in the kitchen - it looks great and hides the trash can. WOW.

I visit Ruth's picture trail everyonce and a while and drool over her pictures in Mercantile Gatherings and Country Sampler. We will all miss her and her energy. ~Ann

Martha said...

I also blogged about Ruth, I was saddened to read about this last night.

And, as you said, on a brighter note, your trash bin is awesome! Also enjoyed your textures, that was fun to take part in.

Wishing you a wonderful day,

******************Betsy**** said...

Your trash bin looks great. So sorry about Ruth.
Can't wait to see your chairs.
Hope you have a great day.

Brenda said...

Hi Lisa, I did not know Ruth but my thoughts and prayers are with the family! Love the trash bin and the chairs...sneak peek on facebook....lol!! Also like your new profile pic...is that with your new haircut?? Looks good!!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about Ruth, I have not had the pleasure of visiting her picture trail, but I plan to most definitely.
Your trash bin looks perfect! I can't wait to see your chairs!

Rosemary said...

So sorry to hear that about Ruth...I was shocked to read about it on her blog this morning. Blessings to her and her family.

I love the cabinet! Girl you got a buy of the century there!

Enjoy it and thanks for sharing with us.


Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Lisa, sorry to hear about Ruth, I had just recently started to check her Picture Trail and really love her prim style. She will be missed!
On a lighter note, I love your trash bin...very prim. You have such a talent and I love your sharing of your home. Can't wait to see the chairs..I know they are going to be nice!


Sherrie said...

Oh what a sad day it is to hear about the loss of Ruth. It is apparent that she has touched the lives and homes of many. She will be so missed by family and friends. We should all keep them in our prayers
Well, Madame Prim you have done it again! Your make-overs look great. Loving what I saw of the ladder back....you tease. Have a good afternoon, my friend. Sherrie S.C.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What a great $5.99 you spent there!! It came out great!

I didn't know Ruth but her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Backwoodsprim said...

I heard about Ruth's passing right before I saw your post...it's such a shock...I've had a couple of phone calls today from other prim enthusiasts...one of which knew her pretty well...it's still seems so unreal...
Been thinking about her family in prayer alot today...

Hope all's well with you prim pal!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I didn't know her either but loved her home, everyone that knew her always had wonderful things to say about her. Her home was just the primmest!

Love the trash container and the sneak peek of your chairs looks great.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Oh, my heart just aches to hear about Ruth! Such a wonderful lady and fabulous prim collector/designer. I never met her, of course, but admired her from seeing her photos in the magazines, and reading about her. She will be missed.

Your trash bin looks great!

Karen said...

You are a most incredibly talented lady!
Everything you do is so beautiful.

Remember back when you were making the game boards...seems like that was the first of your working with wood...NOW LOOK AT YOU????


Anonymous said...

I was sorry to hear about Ruth. I knew that they were going to be at the Country Gathering show that was at the fairgrounds, but they were not and I wondered why as I did not know that she was sick. Her DH and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your trash-bin redo turned out great!! Can't wait to see your chairs.
hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

So sorry I just looked at her blog. She was a beautiful woman. So sad she is not here to enjoy her lovely home any more.

Lisa the trash can is so
pretty!! Love it!!!
Susan in Wooster OH