Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thrift Store Tuesday

Do you all remember this sled that I bought at my local thrift store months and months ago?

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Well, I re-finished it this past weekend when it was beautiful and 60 out and well I am glad that I did it.  It has been not so warm out and well to be quite frank with all of you…..it has just been too cold.  I want that warmer weather back.  Anyway, I wanted to paint the sled a barn red so it would show up more when I hung it up on my front porch.  I was definitely pleased with the way it turned out.  Take a look.

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I gave the one part of the sled another coat of flat black spray paint and then I used Barn Red on the top.  Once I was done, I sanded off a bit and then used my Dark Walnut Gel Stain on it.  I remembered after I used the gel stain why I like the other stain so much more.  Everyone is different.  I used what I had handy and well since I couldn’t find the liquid form…..well, I used the gel instead.  It still turned out nice.

Did I mention to you all that I took my Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving decorations down already?  I took them down and packed them away for another year.  I went and looked through some of my totes, but have not put any Christmas stuff up yet.  I need to do it this week sometime because after Thanksgiving time is going to be hectic with helping my parents get settled in.  Yep, they are due to close this week on both ends and then next week they move.  This weekend is going to be busy working on Mom’s cupboards and well, I just simply won’t have the time to take care of my home and get my decorations up.  So, I guess I will attempt to do it this week sometime.  Here are some decorations that I came across……these will go on my big tree.  Aren’t they just so cute and prim?

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I am also planning on putting a tree up in Cameron’s room.  He is so excited about it.  I thought he deserved his own “little tree” with his own decorations.  I have started collecting ornaments for him for every year since being born.  That way when he moves out then he has an ornament for every year.  A great idea – huh?  I thought it was a nice tradition.  Anyway……..we did put our outside decorations up this past weekend since the weather was so warm.  We are going to go with something more simple this year.  We normally have white lights everywhere, but I didn’t feel like putting them up so we just did a few here and a few there plus I will have my prim Santa out along with my manger scene that my FIL made for me one year.  It should look just as nice, but without all the hub bub.  I will leave you with just a taste of what my farm table “MIGHT” look like during the Christmas/Winter months.  After just experimenting a little bit….. I thought this looked beautiful, but I have much more to try as well.  Gotta love the beauty of trying things out on the table (lol).  Isn’t it pretty?  Gotta love my candlesticks that I re-finished.  They look beautiful with my battery operated prim candles.


Ok, I promise this is my last picture for the day.  My son is always wanting to put on Daddy’s shoes and wear one of Daddy’s ties so just yesterday, I dressed him up and drew a moustache and goatee on him with some glasses.  He absolutely loved it.  He said he looked just like Daddy.  Anyway, I sent the picture to my husband at work and he of course thought it was to cute.  Gotta love Halloween face crayons.  Thought I would share the picture of Daddy Junior with you.  Enjoy!

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Until Next Time…….Lisa


Janene said...

The sled looks so much better since the redo!
And I love the light above your table....It looks like it was always meant to be there!
Cameron looks so adorable looking like his Daddy!
I bet he has so much fun with you being his Mommy!
Have a great week friend!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

The sled looks better now. Your Christmas ornaments are awesome. But Cameron looks amazing, he looks adorable.

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Love your sled! Your table looks so nice, the arrangement and your awesome candlesticks make quite a statement!
Cameron is just so cute! Love the glasses! You can tell he is having fun :)
Have a great week..looking forward to your Christmas decor!

Audrey said...

Just when I thought Cameron couldn't be any cuter.....What a doll he is.
The sled looks great. I know you will be very busy but how wonderful.Great memories for you and your Mom.

Carmen C. said...

LOL, he DOES resemble your hubby a bit! I think the sled turned out perfect, love it!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Lisa, I love your little sled! I miss seeing them around, not many of them in the South! Your ornaments are cute, but not as cute
as Cameron! Sometimes, I wish my boy was still little!

Bear Hugs~Karen

~Judy~ said...

Lisa, I am SO loving your table scape on the blog header. Simple and perfect! Cameron is so sweet! And I think he looks a lot like Shawn too! Too funny! Your sled turned out nice.

Farm Field Primitives said...

Cameron looks too cute. My kids also put trees in their rooms. Just last year we had to buy bigger ones. They just love putting them up. My parents started the tradition of giving them ornaments each year also. The sled looks great and I can't wait to see all of your other goodies. I didn't get my stuff outside this past weekend like I wanted. It's way too cold and windy today!!

~Sarah~All Roads Lead Home~ said...

Lisa~ Your sled looks wonderful! Your table looks SO nice too! Can't wait to see the rest of your Christmas decor! What an adorable picture of Cameron! That is a moment to freeze in time! Take care. ~Sarah~

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

LOL-he's cracks me up! That's too cute. Your table display looks nice and so does your sled :)

Have a wonderful week.

Jeanette said...

I love your ornaments! Did you make them? My kids put up trees in their rooms every year. (well, my 18yo son doesn't anymore). They love having their own ornament collection, especially my 20yo daughter who will be set when she moves out one of these days. :-)

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Lisa, the sled turned out great. But everything you do always does! Love the way the table MIGHT look for the holidays! LOL!

And Cameron is too cute disguised as Dad! That's every little boy's dream, to be like Dad.

This is an exciting time for your parents, and you! I hope the move goes smoothly for them. How wonderful to have them so close.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Jody said...

Lisa, your table looks fab like that! I too am going to go for a much simpler look this year...love the way yours looks.
Cameron is just too cute....I have a photo of my son in his daddy's shoes too and it is one of my favorite photos. Have a great week!

Willow said...

Beautiful table settin'! And that sled is just perfect...and your lil Cameron what a doll. i bet you can't wait for your parents to be close.
Prim Huggs n Blessins

the primitive country bug said...

Oh Lisa, Cameron is so adorable!!! What a cutie looking like daddy. How fun!
The sled makeover came out great and I'm sure it looks wonderful on your porch.
Hugs & blesssings to you~ Birgit

Susannah said...

Hi Lisa..."Daddy Junior" is just a little sweetheart. What fun! It is nice to be home with him , isn't it? I remember.

Your Christmas greens on your table look so very nice. I love the refurbished candlesticks. Good job!

Linda said...

LOL............Lisa, you saved the best picture for last......too cute!

Sandy said...

Hi Lisa,

Love...love...your sled! I think it looks great and can't wait to see the rest of the place all decorated :)

Like you, I started with my oldest who is now 12 and continue to do it with her and now her little sister Abigayle who will be 7 this coming Jan, I buy them a ornament of something that they enjoyed this year...ex, Winni the Pooh, Blue Clues, Barbie, Bratz, you get the idea. Last year I purchased them each their own tree and they put their very own ornaments in their tree. They are very proud and happy because it's all theirs :) And like you, when they leave home, they will have a whole lot of ornaments for their own tree and lots of memories and meaning behind each one :)

Memories mean alot to me...

You MUST take before and after pictures of your mothers cupboards...don't work to hard!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the way the sled turned out Lisa,

Cameron looks just like his dad, I bet he felt just great looking like daddy.

I'm still on the look out for a chandaleir at GW, I need to do that!!! Mine doesn't throw enough light with the new light bulbs and the shades off.:)

sherrie said...

Loving the way your table looks. You make me want to get my
Christmas down.....oh what a job!! I know next week will be a lot of work, but ohhh how special to have your parents down the street. So happy for youi all!
Cameron is oh so cute....he absolutely stole your post today!!! Have a good week. Sherrie

american girl primitives said...

Lisa, I just love your sled, turned out great. I like the table too. I found some battery operated candles for my windows only they are brass, not too fond of it so I'm trying to figure out how to make that work. I can't wait to see some pics girl so you can inspire me to get started.


Hayley @ Prim it Up! said...

Lisa, I love everything, especially the sled and ornies.. awesome!! Cameron is so cute also! Have a great day!!