Showing posts with label rolling pins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rolling pins. Show all posts

Apr 16, 2015

Red Handled Rolling Pins & Momma Groundhog

The pin on the left is from the Dollar Mart for $1.00. The pin on the right is a flea market find for $3.00 that was previously yellow handled. I painted both. The older one looks more glossy because of the previous coat it had.
 Today I'll share a super easy craft that really makes a difference.
 All it takes is 3 basic things:

A plain $1.00 wooden rolling pin from the Dollar Mart:
$1.00 at the Dollar Mart
 Some Barn Red glossy paint that I found at Big Lots.
Paint was $2.00 at Big Lots
 And a paintbrush.

Super easy as you see. Just paint on the red, glossy handles and let it dry.
I forgot to mention sandpaper above.
Ater this photo, when it all dried, I did go back with a little strip of medium sandpaper and rough up the handles a bit to give it a more worn look. 
And that was it!

What a difference a little red paint can make on a dollar rolling pin!
 I am a big collector of rolling pins. Mainly plain ones and red ones. It's hard not to keep all of these!

I price these Red Handled Rolling Pins in my
Booth#555 for $3.99

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Oh, and before I go, I thought I'd share a few more pics from my yard.
Since my photo of my Momma Groundhog got a few comments in my Friday Five Random Things,
I thought I'd share a few more of her today.

Here, Momma Groundhog was posing for the camera.

And here she is on the far right, sitting with three little ones.
Yes, there's 3. Look close, the difficult one turned its head just as I snapped this. Kids!
 And then here she is taking it easy away from her kids.
I'm guessing this is Momma's relaxation time while the kids were sleeping or off playing.
 And up close a bit. She loves this spot. And seems to have no worries.

We can't bushhog or weed eat behind the trellis because that is where one of her little dens is they all come out of all the time.

May 8, 2014

ROLLING PIN IDEAS


A few weeks ago, I had an idea after watching an "Everybody Loves Raymond," episode. If you haven't seen the show, over at Raymonds Moms' house, she has a rolling pin on the wall that holds mail.

So I went and bought a handful of rolling pins at the Dollar Mart for only $1.19 each, the wooden ones. And I tried my hand at making them. Well, turns out I'm not great at cutting the back off of the round rolling pins to make them flat against the wall. And the cuts to hold the mail.....well, they turned out awful. Take a look:


See how the lines came out all uneven? I had used a table saw for that and apparently it wasn't the right tool. lol.

And anyhow, I then came up with an idea to use some country homespun fabric and cover up my mess. That way I could try to salvage the wooden rolling pins. And here's what I decided on doing:

As you see in the photo above, I cut a piece of fabric to fit over the pin itself. Then I used a hot glue gun to glue it around the pin. I only glued the back of it. And it has held fine like that.



I also painted the handles in a flat back with some craft paint from Michaels. It just gave them a little bit more prim look.


And I took some craft wire and attached a metal star just to prim it up a bit more.

Lastly, I attached a sawtooth hanger on the back, which is the flat side, to make for easy hanging. I nailed in the small tacks that came with the kit. The kit was found at the Dollar Mart also, for only $1.19.


And that was pretty much it. After taking the pics, I decided to take some sand paper and rough up the handles a bit more. And they did look better after that. And that's all there was too it.

It was a craft fail that actually turned out salvageable. lol.



Happy Crafting Ya'll,
~Lisa

Mar 1, 2013

Vintange Styled Rolling Pins


Of course these aren't genuine vintage rolling pins. I know they don't even look close, but they were my shot at adding a little character to the brand new ones. I love rolling pins. I have them stashed here and there all over my house. But I don't care for them much, when they are brand new and plain. Now the older ones, I'll never touch with a paint brush. lol. Just the new ones.  I got mine at the local Dollar Mart for only $1.39 each. Awesome! Here's one in the brand new form:


First I painted each handles a kitcheny color. I went with regular red, blue and colonial green.



Then I took a lead pencil and drew on a few sayings. The "Dairy" idea stemmed from a photo of a board I saw over at a blog called  MissMustardSeed, where my total inspiration for this post came from, actually!Her blog is awesome, btw, and you definitely should check it out!




Then I painted in the letters with an off white, let it dry, then lined each outline in the matching color. I skipped finishing the blue handled one for now because I have other plans for it soon! :-)

Next, after all dried, I took some light grained sand paper and roughed them up a bit. Then I stirred up a mixture of approximately 95% all purpose sealer and 5% acrylic brown paint. This is what I use instead of the gel stain that is on the market. It probably doesn't work as great, but it fits my needs.

Then I brushed it on in light, even strokes. Just one coat done it for me on each. See the next pic of the difference of one with and one without.

You can always mix the homemade gel stain a little darker or lighter as needed. Just increase the amount of paint you add to the sealer.

I let them dry, then hang them up on my hand made rolling pin holder. (CLICK HERE to view the post where I made rolling pin holder.) And wa~la. Here they are.



What do you think? Do you like the plain ones or the painted ones best?

Nov 13, 2012

Primitive "Kitchen Themed" Wooden Spoons


You can do a lot with wooden spoons in a country theme. This is kinda a spinoff on my Snowman Spoons and Primitive Wooden Spoons posts. I bought oodles of spoons and so I decided to do a different theme this week. I had toyed around with making hanging ornaments out of them. And here's how they turned out.

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Keep in mind you can keep these hanging up all year round on your prim trees. That's what I'm going to do in my dining room!



Here's the before of the plain wooden spoons:


First, I handpainted each with acrylic Apple Barrel brand paint. I used a variety of old country colors such as antique white, black, colonial green, burgundy and gray etc.

Then I scuffed up all the edges with some coarse sandpaper to give each a very worn look. Like so:

as seen in my Primitive Wooden Spoons post.

Then I just took some antique white paint and wrote on each with a tiny paintbrush, the words like:
coffee, tea, collector, flour, sugar, grandmas kitchen.. Words that would typically be heard in a kitchen.



Then I cut some homespun fabric strips and tied them around the ends for hanging them up. I started to drill a tiny hole in each handle to thread the fabric through, but decided against it because I was afraid to crack them out.

You could go a step farther by "grubbying" them up. By maybe adding some browns or black paint streaks around the edges, but I like them how they are now. And here's how they turned out.




If you notice closely, on a few of the letters, I put the little dots on them to make them more country. I like it better like that.

I priced these for $1.99 each in my Booth#555  (currently available) at the Morehead Peddlers Mall. I will be also offering them in a packaged set of 4 very soon, approximately Friday at my booth and maybe in my Etsy shop.


You may also liked a similar post titled Vintage Styled Rolling Pins where the paint technique is quite similar.



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