Showing posts with label primitive chair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label primitive chair. Show all posts

Nov 24, 2011

TOBACCO STICK CHAIR

Tobacco Stick Chair

Here's a cute, primitive tobacco stick chair my husband made after I drew it out. I wanted something to just sit out in the yard to hold a flower pot for decoration.
Tobacco Stick Chair

With lots of extra tobacco sticks laying around, I've found a few decorative uses for them.
A bunch of old, weathered tobacco sticks I keep in a trash can ready for crafts.
Here is some tobacco sticks I just laid out in the shape of stars.

Looking for the 
I made, (my husband nailed it, as I said where to, lol) this cute tobacco stick chair.
For this one in the top photo, I put a flower pot in it and some grapevine twig garland wrapped at top for decoration. And a piece of homespun tied to it.

It's gonna sit by the entry and hold a sign to welcome guests. I just love it.

Here it is all plain again so you can see it:
 The top really needed another bar across it, but I'm not sure why we didn't add one?
 Oh well, I hung decorations on it.
I also brushed on some streaks of black paint to prim it up a tad. And attached a bit of grapevine along with a hand painted welcome sign to get it ready for sale in the winter month.


UPDATE:
Since many people ask me what tobacco sticks are, I thought I'd add this.
Sorry, I grew up in KY and just thought everyone knew of them.
These old tobacco sticks were used in the fields when growing tobacco, and were speared through the tops of the stalks. 

They were essential for "hanging" the tobacco in the barns to cure. 
A lot of stalks of tobacco could be slid onto one tobacco stick. And then they were then hung up on the rafters in the barn to cure. 

The tobacco looks like this in a bunch:
Photo: By Me of a bunch of real tobacco
Finding a use for old tobacco sticks is pretty challenging. Yet I love the look of them indoors, so I like a challenge. They are a perfect touch for a cute country or prim styled home. The first thing I made turned out looking like a tree of some kind. So I call it my tobacco stick tree. I decorate it with homemade rag ropes and lights of the season.

I ended up putting this in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555, for $19.99. 
SOLD
THANK YOU!

It'd be a great welcome to any guest at your home. 
You can change out the hanging sign to fit your mood or holiday!
I just love it.

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Looking for the 
Here is my first try at making a tobacco stick tree:
Since first making this one, I've started making them way slimmer and about 5ft tall and some even shorter, table top versions.
Here's a link:

Primitive Tobacco Stick Grapevine Tree

And here is my second try at making a tobacco stick tree: 




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Nov 21, 2011

DIY PRIMITIVE TIME OUT CHAIR

PRIMITIVE TIME OUT CHAIR

This chair was originally bright blue with rabbits and black/white checker pattern all on it. It was shew, ugly to say the least.
This color. This isn't the chair, but I bought a few things that day that were all the same theme.

I decided to make it into a “time out” children’s chair. Since it is just the right size. I once saw one of the “time out” chairs at a flea market in South Carolina and I loved the theme.

I don’t have kids however, so I don’t feel guilty to make one. lol.

I don't hardly ever find anything that I believe would look right with a willow tree on, but I decided to give this a shot, since the back is so high.

I just free handed one. But I'm sure there are tons of stencils on eBay if you don't want to try it.

And then while that dried, I used a large star stencil I had, and some Delta stencil paint and made the seat bottom design:
I also used a makeup sponge with some of the same color as the star, to rub on the edges of the chair. I think it gives it a little bit of a worn look and not so freshly painted.


I’m not loving this, but I do think it looks cute.
Since it's large and I don't want to ship from my online store, It’s being put up for sale in my Peddlers Mall booth.




For Sale in my BOOTH#555
Price: $24.99 Sold
Thank You!