Showing posts with label Country Living. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Country Living. Show all posts

Oct 3, 2016

OLD CROW VINTAGE CABINET AND HALLOWEEN JARS



I'm working on some Gingerbread men magnets made from music sheets to show ya'll in the next few days. But they aren't ready yet because 
I've had to finish up this Old Crow cabinet.

When I first won it at the auction (Sorry, in a hurry to paint, I did not take a complete before photo!) for $8.00 it was an almost sea-foam, glossy green inside and out. 
This photo makes the color look way prettier than it was.

But I went ahead and painted the outside a deeper Olive green.

The top of it was the most time consuming. Someone had put that sticky tile on the top, meant for floors, and it was a devil to get off.  I could've used strong stripper but that stuff really aggravates my breathing. So I opted for just scraping and chipping.

I even got so tired of scraping that I decided to try the music sheet cover up for the top.

But that went horribly wrong....

So I pulled it off quick before it dried....

And I just started scraping more and more. I finally got it down to this and I did a light sanding on it.
That way it left some black tint to the edges and I added some black streaks to the front and sides.

And I used my stencils to stencil on some OLD CROW GAME CO wording with an old crow in the middle.

And then sanded a lot of the edges and it was all finally coming together.


I went ahead and added detail to the inside too with stencils.
 And I left the original inside color the same.

And here it finally was.


with the decent top,
It doesn't show it, but the top is now smooooooth from the sanding.

 CLICK here to make this HALLOWEEN JAR



I originally won this cabinet for $8.00 at the auction, after painting it and chipping pieces by pieces from the top, I'm pricing it for $39.99 in my craft booth.

Before I go, thought I'd share a few pics from around our lil' neck of the woods.
Take a look at this little squirrel I spotted running down a tree. I guess he's out gathering some nuts now that the cold is on it's way.

The turkeys are rambling around my yard looking for the last of the berries.

These little chicks that I bought early this year, in Spring, 
That's my dog watching over them. She thinks she's still their momma.
have grown up
and have just began to pay for their keep.
Here's my very first 2 eggs!

See ya'll next time, and hopefully I'll have the gingerbread men magnets ready!
~Lisa

Sep 17, 2015

BACKROAD COUNTRY FENCES #11


Here's a few shots from when I followed a cute, little, back country road a bit on a day trip.


 And then it led me to the gate entry almost overgrown.
I love coming up on country places like this.
Wow, this has made the 11th week I've joined the:
Thanks so much for hosting it!

Sep 10, 2015

My Ride to the Amish Store #10

Hey ya'll!
Today is Thursday which means time to share some ole' country fence pics. 
And much thanks to  Run*A*Round Ranch Report for hosting the weekly linkup!
For this weeks pics, I thought I'd share some back roads, country pics from the beautiful ride that leads me to our local Amish store. I love dropping in time to time to just see how things are still done without all the modern technology we are so use to.  The shelves are old wooden plank boards that are neatly stacked.  The floors are squeaky old boards that let people know where you are. I just love the ole' timely feeling. My aunt still gets her big ole' country, fresh, brown eggs here every week.
My eggs in a crock. You can leave farm fresh eggs out of the fridge as long as they have never been in one.

Here is some of what I see.
 Heading in towards the area there are tons of fences and winding roads.
Look close and you can see the worn buggy markings on the road.

Up and down hills and banks...

 Just follow the Amish buggy marks in the roads...

Then after about 30 minutes of those views above, I get to turn onto an old, country gravel drive.




 And it starts to lead me right up to the beautiful two story home, barns and silos  and the Amish store sitting right at top.

This is my favorite pic showing the side of a barn where the buggies are stored.

I didn't take any photos of the store or home on purpose because there were people outside working and children playing closeup. And it is against Amish beliefs to be photographed face on since they firmly believe in the Commandments that states, "Thou shalt not make any graven image or likeness of any thing."
And if I were to still take a photograph of them by knowing this, then there would be a burden upon me for doing so.
 
Maybe my next visit no one will be outside and I can show off the cute little country store.


And after purchasing my bag of oats and blackberry jam and my Aunt having her eggs in tow, we headed back out of the quaint, quiet area,



and back into modern civilization.

On our way home....

Crafts from Booth #555