Showing posts with label booth 555. Show all posts
Showing posts with label booth 555. Show all posts

Mar 30, 2015

Barn Wood Shelves and Cabinets


I love the look of old timey shelves and cabinets in my craft booth and in my home.

 
The little one above is a very versatile piece. It is small enough you can move it easily and tuck it here and there without needing much room.

Here's another photo to show you more of about what size it really is, since I don't have the measurements laying around. 



It's over in the left hand corner.


It is just the perfect size for little things in my craft booth.
And best of all, it was free!

Yep, free! That is after my husband made it for me based on a drawing that I free handed.
This old barn lumber came from a man that traded some to my husband if he would make him a kitchen cabinet out of it.  (I have a photo of it somewhere.) So he did. And in turn, we got a free load of old barn lumber.
Awesome right?

My husband also made a few more larger ones for me to use as display shelves. 

Here is a few more pics of them at various angles.



and here you can kinda see a few of them at once:

If you look close at the photo below, you can see the easy upside down  "V" cut that is super easy and looks so prim!

 They are deep enough that they can hold a lot of craft items and goodies!

And oh yea, I had better not forget to include a photo of the faux fireplace frame also made out of this old barn wood.


It's nothing fancy at all but it helps tie in all the wood around my craft booth.
I helped my husband just piece together a few of the old 4x4 barn lumber pieces as legs. He used a  a flat wall board as the backing between the two legs. 
And just picked a wider, thicker piece for the top.
It's cute as ever!

Do you see the black board on the front of it?


I made that out of a plain 1x2 piece of pine. Painted it and added some nails as hooks
so that I could hang stockings and such.

I just love decorating it in my booth at Christmas time!



This is the last one we have tried so far. I love the style. It is a 2 piece.


Do you have any barn wood cabinets in your home or craft booths?

Happy Crafting & See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

May 28, 2014

Simplify Sign from Old Drawer





Salvage a drawer front to a Simplify Sign!

This was a fake drawer, at the top, right under the kitchen sink. You know, the long one that doesn't really open. When we were redoing our kitchen, I saved all the wood I could for future projects and this is one of the easy ones.

I simply took the drawer front and put on one coat of flat, black paint from the Walmart paint section. The kind you have to paint on with a brush.

Next, after drying, I took a large "Simplify" sign and stenciled it on using some yellow stencil paint from the Heritage Brand collection. I love that stencil paint, but it is a little greasy based and needs time to dry. Probably about 24 hours.

And after letting it sit to dry, I also took some of the yellow stencil paint and touched around all of the edges to make a little more "worn" looking effect.

And here it is all finished. All I need to add is a sawtooth hanger on the back.




I am pricing this cute SIMPLIFY sign in my Booth #555 (Like me on Facebook) at the Morehead Peddlers Mall for $9.99.

And remember, you can also stay up to date on items I make for my craft Booth #555 by keeping up with me on Facebook also!

See you round' and Happy Crafting!

May 21, 2014

BARN LUMBER DISPLAY RACK


I needed something old and country themed to display my Country Sampler magazines in at my Booth #555 at the Peddlers Mall.
 
I took some short pieces of some aged barn lumber we had, and simply cut and pieced them together. In a type of form that he thought would house magazines.  And, in my opinion it’s ok!

After taking the photo, I sanded it down with some sheets of coarse sand paper and then sealed it with some craft sealer. I didn't want anyone to get splinters while reaching for the magazines.

I wish I'd taken a photo of it finished. If I did, I can't find it yet.....

And by the way, after being in my craft booth as a display item only, I had calls from the store that people wanted to purchase this. So I priced it for only $9.99 and it sold immediately. 

Here is a photo of the second one he made:
I loved the first one better, but with old barn lumber, hardly two are ever the same.

Mar 22, 2014

RED and WHITE Speckled COUNTRY EGGS


Today I thought I'd share how I make my Red and White Speckled "Graniteware/ Enamelware" Looking Country Eggs. I do both the white based with red specks and also the red base with white specks. I love them both!

I was thinking that some people may want to make these for display with Easter right around the corner. But as for me, I keep mine out all year long. They look awesome with the red and white speckled "graniteware/enamelware" themed other items I have in the kitchen also.

First, I start off with some basic, crafting plastic eggs. You can find these at Michaels or sometimes you get lucky and run across a bag of them at the Dollar Mart! These are not the type that you can pull apart, they are full eggs, in one piece. They are plastic and hollow inside.
I was lucky enough to find these in huge bags of 40 for only $1.19 at the Dollar Mart last year. My buggy and arms were full! And please note that I did buy them all except for one bag. Which I left in case someone really needed them. lol. Some of mine in the tote are dented due to being stored at the bottom of a huge stack in the garage. lol. But I am still going to use them.

The next step is to simply spray paint them with a base coat. I use the $3.00 red from the Dollar Store and the $1.50 white. The little bit higher red tends to cover better than the dollar kind. Do not try to paint them on something like a plastic bag. They will stick and get lines....I tried.
The best thing I found to paint them in was a cardboard box lid. The gift box type. Once painted they can even roll around and it will not mess up the paint too much. I do a box full of both white and red as the base.

Then let them dry a bit, roll them around and spray the other sides. Then just let it all dry again.

Now comes the toughest part....but don't worry, it's still not hard. It's the time to add the "speckled look." And getting it just right is not necessary. But here's a trick. Practice over something like an empty box until you get the hang of it. I just barely.....and I mean BARELY press down on the spray button on the spray paint to just make it kind of "spit" the paint out in little specks. And I hold it over top the eggs. Probably about 2 foot or so above. That way you will get the little dripping effects.
You can see some of the big drips that also fell in the box. It hit a few eggs to, but even they still looked kinda cool in the end.

I forgot to take a pic of the red based ones with white specks, but they are just the same as above, but vice versa colors.

And here's how I package them up to sell them in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555:
I put them in these clear bags and just add a label and sometimes a string of homespun to make them look super country. I do sets of 2 for only $1.59 or sets of 4 for $2.79. The sets of 2 go faster than the sets of four, I am guessing because of the $1.59 price. And that people may add them to their own groups of eggs they already have.

Here's a few more pics of them packaged and ready to go:
And here's how I display some in my own kitchen. They are all nestled inside of a wire chicken frame that I found at a yard sale for only $2.00.
I need to go back and add a touch of that fake nesting grass under the eggs. Ah, I'll get to it one day.

Well, I hope this gives you some ideas on what to do with those plastic craft eggs you may have laying around. I'm pretty sure this will also work on those left over Easter eggs as well. They'd just have the seam in the middle is all.


MORE IDEAS:
And if you are looking for a more primitive, country theme to do on plastic eggs, check out my recent post here: PRIMITIVE "COUNTRY THEMED" EGGS.
Primitive Country EGGS 







Mar 19, 2014

OLD GLASS CREAMERS REUSED


I won a large, old gray enamel cooking pot full of these old little glass jars. I am guessing they were used in some old diner or something as little creamers that sit on a table. Not positive, but I think it's a pretty good guess.

Here's the before pic of a couple of them:

And here's the after pic:
I tried to make it look like it did have "milk" or "cream" in it still with a price.

I took a can of regular, $1.00, white spray paint from WalMart and slowly sprayed it inside. I held the nozzel right inside the edge and sprayed. Till enough got in that I could tilt it on it's side and roll it around and cover the entire insides.

Then I just took some red craft paint and a tiny paint brush and wrote "milk" 5cents, on the front. On the next one I think I will write "cream."

I like how it came out and it adds a lil something something to the plain little jars instead of just being empty.

I am going to put these in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555 for about a $1.50 each. That will be a good profit considering I only gave like $2.00 for the entire lot of about 30 of these little jars.

Feb 12, 2014

CRAFT BOOTH MAKEOVER FAIL

Welcome ya'll! This is my 100th blog post! Awesome! Thanks for sharing this exciting moment with me!

Well, It's official.... I am already hating my new booth theme of the pink/gray I chose last month for my craft booth at the Peddlers Mall.

If you missed that post, here's a snapshot of how it originally was (the way I loved but got tired of):
and here's how I changed it up last month:

And I am already hating it.... The colors are really pretty together, don't get me wrong. I love the gray/pink/white combo but I just miss my primitive theme super bad.

So at the end of this week, I am repainting it and going back to the primitive theme that I love!

I am going to choose a dark red and white theme. And have lots of gingham check patterns, hopefully. I will also add back the grapevine and wood furniture. I am leaving out a fireplace, for a while. At least until the end of summer, for now.

At least I went ahead and gave a major change a try. I just didn't like it. But one good thing came out of this for sure. I am super ready to start making more and more primitive crafts to share here! I have to, to get ready to fill up my booth with them next week.

So watch for primitive posts coming soon!!!!! And a super big thanks to all ya'll that still follow and read my blog here! This post was my 100th blog entry. And the pages before this are filled with primitive crafting ideas. So please be sure to click back through them, if you haven't already and find some inspiration! And if you have a great idea, please send them to me. I love hearing about all the new stuff out there in the primitive themes!

Happy Crafting Ya'll!!!!

Jan 15, 2014

NEW LOOK FOR THE NEW YEAR

First I'd like to let everyone know that I have definitely not given up primitives! Primitives are my passion. This blog isn't going to change. So If you are following it and like it, don't worry, I'll still be posting! :-)
 
Making primitive crafts, hunting for them, re-doing them, that is what I love. And I am going to continue with primitives soon. But as for now, I have changed up my actual Booth #555 in the Morehead Peddlers Mall. Just for a little change. I have remade it into a girly themed booth.
 
The reason for this change, mostly, is that we do not have any local Bath and Body Works stores around. We have to drive a little over an hour to our nearest one, located in Lexington, KY. And my sisters are always pestering me to get them some. lol.
 
So, with that in mind, I decided to open up a girly booth, stocked full of Bath and Body Works. Instead of renting a new booth to do this. I redone my 4 year old Booth #555 that focused on primitives. It was time for a complete makeover. As the walls were full of holes and such. And so while I had it all cleaned out and empty. That was the time to go with a fresh new theme.
 
And here we have it. It's not completely done. But this was it as of yesterday. I still have a bit to go before it's completely ready for the weekend shoppers.
 
 
But as I said before, I'm not quitting my primitive sales. I am going to re-open another booth in the same mall. It will also have the same Booth # 555. I wanted to keep that number because it is tied to my crafting blog site here! It was my start. I've had that same primitive booth for 4 years now and counting.
 
I already miss having primitives at the Peddlers Mall and it's just been down for five days now. lol. And within 3 months I will have another one stocked full! I just could not go very long without making some primitive crafts. It is in my blood! :-)
 
Here's a look back, before I go, of how it was, and how the new booth will be: stacked full of primitives!
 
 
 
 
And just to give you more insight, this is one of the aisles inside the peddlers mall:
 

Oct 8, 2013

Primitive Bench

Here's the latest addition to my items for sale in my Booth #555 at the Peddlers Mall. It's a piano bench that I redid into the primitive theme.

And here it was before the makeover:



I first I tried to leave it in the off whiteish/light brown base with sage stars and red writing, and then I hated it!


Next, I painted it all over again in the black and loved it. Especially after I took sand paper and scruffed up all the edges to make it a little worn looking.

And here it is again, the second time I tried, lol. And definitely the best of the two.


Don't forget to like my Booth #555 on Facebook for the latest items!

 
 
And here's a few other things that I'm working on and will be putting in my booth this week, if' you'd like to take a look:
 
 

If you'd like to see another one of my piano bench remakes, here's the link:

Old Piano Bench Repurposed


Happy Crafting Ya'll!