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

Oct 28, 2015

PRIMITIVE Checkerboard COASTERS from Tile Squares

DIY Primitive Tile Coasters from leftover tiles

Sorry for the week of hiatus. I have been away on vacation in Tampa Bay.
 Thanks to all ya'll who kept ordering from my ebay store, even though it was on vaca mode. I will be processing those right after this post. I really didn't expect it to do good while I was gone. Thanks again! I appreciate every order!

Today, I want to share how I made some cute Primitive Checkerboard Coasters out of tile blocks like this.
Tiles BEFORE

If you don't have this exact kind, I'm sure about any type of tile will work. These are just what I had on hand.

First off, you want to get a checkerboard stencil with small squares.  I had one that I bought from ebay years ago.  It does not have to be a tiny one, just as long as you can center some squares on this.  You don't have to use all the checkerboard blocks.
And I choose a black color for the checkerboard. And I use a makeup sponge to dab it on.

And after you stencil on the main checkerboard pattern, it's time to add a personalized touch.
I took out my lettering stencils and ink,
and stamped on my last name like this.

I love how these are going to be personalized and perfect to give as gifts in sets of four!

Then here is an optional step. I took the makeup sponge and dry sponged on some black to the edges. It kind of gives it a worn and older, prim look.  Not all people will like this, but I did it. 


I even added a dab of red on some, to the edges too, after the black dried.

And then it was sealing time. I used an indoor/outdoor varnish for sealing.
This pic was just when I was trying the sealer out on top of just the checkerboard pattern to test it for streaks. And it did good. It dried a satin look that wasn't as shiny as the pic shows.
And I did two coats of the sealer.

Here is an assortment of names I've been doing for friends and family.

And here is one all dried. I even use the broken ones as you see. I like them too!




And I set one up by my entry, with my Halloween decorations. I really like these little, primitive, checkerboard coasters.  Even if you don't use them to save your table tops, you can use them as cute little decorating props.
 

Hope ya'll liked these Checkerboard Coasters from tiles. It was really easy and they are a great, personalized gift to give in sets of four!

If you like the burlap, pumpkin bags in the background, here's a link to them and here's the pumpkin spoons link.

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

Jul 29, 2013

PRIMITIVE Style WOODEN SPOONS

PRIMITIVE WOODEN SPOONS

I am in love with making primitive themed wooden spoons!

 And this here is about my fourth batch of them so far. I'm addicted! lol. They have been really steady sellers at my Booth #555 at the Morehead Peddlers Mall

I've been bundling them in groups of 3 and pricing them for only $2.95. 
I do have more detailed ones that I've turned into magnets for sale as well, for $1.99 each.


I start out with the plain ole' wooden ones you find at WalMart for a pack of 4 for $ .88.


I lay them out on some chicken wire (best ever thing to spray paint on!) with the sides bent just enough to keep the spoons off the ground. Spray them a base color of whatever I have on hand. I like black, dark red and yellow as base colors.


Then after spraying both sides, I let them dry a few good hours. Then I bring them all in and do another color with craft paint. Whichever color you want. 

As you see from my finished pics, I make a wide variety of primitive colors. And the reason I spray paint a first, base coat, is so that when I do my finish sanding, the base color kind of seeps through and makes them appear a bit older. Kind of rugged looking or aged.





And another thing. To give it a sealed, finished look, I always like to take some Satin Varnish from the craft paint section and give each spoon a quick coat.


And here's some more I've just finished up today. 
These say various kitchen words like, coffee, sugar, flour ect.


And some black and off white ones with the theme of eggs, checkerboard and stars:

And some reddish brown colored ones that say Old Crow and have the star and checkerboard on them.


And some more various colored ones in cinnamon, yellow and colonial green:

Those old crow hang tags are some I also made by using a simple stencil purchased from eBay.

I hope I've given you a crafting bug for those plain old wooden spoons you probably have already laying around! I have to go get some more done, because I am restocking my shelves tomorrow at the Morehead Peddlers Mall. And also putting some in my eBay shop at


And if you'd like to see more, here's the link to my other Primitive "Kitchen" Themed Wooden Spoons

And here's my holiday themed wooden spoons in Snowmen
 

and Ghosts:

 
Happy Crafting Ya'll!
And see ya next time!
~Lisa

Nov 21, 2011

PRIMITIVE CHECKERBOARD from old Cabinet Door

 PRIMITIVE CHECKERBOARD

This is a solid oak cabinet door that I made into a checkerboard with a saw tooth hanger on the back. 

I painted it in a flat Black and used Delta Stencil paints for the checkerboard.


I chose the Heritage color themes of the ones they sell. And the yellow color is called EGGNOG YELLOW. 
 I use a makeup sponge to stencil with all of these paints. I don't like the stencil brushes and such.

They just look so prim.

 O' how I love these two colors together. They are my absolute favorite. And that's why I do so many items in these colors. I also like red and black for the old time feel as well.

After stenciling on the checkerboard that I bought from ebay, I used a makeup sponge and touched up the edges of the board also. Just to give it a more worn look.



Price: $9.99 SOLD in my Peddlers Mall Booth.
Thank You.

For other things smaller, I can offer them to you online in my ebay shop here.

Happy Crafting ya'll,
~Lisa