Thursday, January 28, 2010

1yr Blogaversary Giveaway Reminder~Ramblins & What I've Been Workin' On

Hi ya'll hope this post finds ya'll in GREAT spirits.

If you haven't signed up for the 1 yr Blogaversary Giveaway yet be sure and click the link ~~~> Blogaversary Giveaway to sign up for it. Winner will be drawn this Sunday afternoon. I have another item added but forgot to get a picture of it...shucks. Well maybe we'll just leave it a suprise for whoever wins ;0) I have everyones names written down, and I assigned numbers to your entries for the original giveaway post. For those of you who sent in the mustard wood item pics I also assigned a number in the order I recieved them. I am using a number generator for this giveaway. I am going to give everyone another chance to get a few more entries. So if you missed the last get another try =0)
This time take the word Primitive and see how many words you can make out of it. For every 10 words (must be at least a 2 letter word and up) you can come up with I will give you an extra entry. So if you find 30 words that's 3 more chances. Wooot Wooot
And believe me there are a lot of word possibilities there lol.
For this chance at extra entries email me your list of words to

Also let me know in your comments to this post you are playin' along so I know to be on the lookout for your email. Sometimes I forget to check my spam folder for awhile and some emails I get from Prim Pals end up there =0(
Ohhhh and do ya'll like doin' things like this for extra chances to enter giveaways ? Just wanted a lil feedback for future ones. I really love to share my love of prim things with ya'll and trully enjoy doin' giveaways. I wish I could give every one of ya'll a lil somethin' !

This is one of the things I've been workin' on gettin' together.
I bought one just like this at an antique store last year. It recently got knocked off and broke a piece of it. =( (concrete subfloors stink !) So we used the unbroken pieces to draw up a pattern to make a new piece to fix it. Well hubbs cut it out for me and I did the prim'n. I saved the pattern as a pdf file and thought about sharin' it with ya'll that like to do your own "do it yourself " woodworkin' projects.
Then I wondered would that be o.k. to do ?
Seein' how it's not my pattern, I have no clue who made it, how old it is for sure and I didn't wanna do somethin' I shouldn't sooooo
I'd love your input on this. What do ya'll think about it ?
O.k. now on to the project......

The Base .... Now after I paint it I go back and go to town with sandpaper. Really get in there and sand ;0) I make sure and get edges really good and any other areas that should look (or you want to look) like they are worn with time.

 Back panel

one of the side pieces

Putting on the stain. I used..... ok my CRADT kicked in....oh wait I have a pic of it lol.....
(cradt = can't remember a darn thing ;0)

That poor label has seen it's better days ! It's folkart walnut stain.
The longer you leave it on the darker your results. You can test it out on a scrap piece beforehand to get an idea how light or dark you really want it to look. Play around with it.

Wiping off the stain. I left mine on for a few minutes and then wiped it off. I didn't think it was dark enough so I did it again. You can use an old rag or sometimes I use paper towel or even coffee filters. I love seeing the results after this stage.

I think it turned out pretty darn good don't you ?

Pic below is it all put together......
And ya can't even tell where the new section is ! Wooot Wooot Good cuttin' there Hubbs ;0) and yepp sometimes Hubbs does read my blog. So my racing heart post I probably woulda' eventually been caught bloggin' and NOT removin' the stuff from my wall that was to be painted lol. Speakin' of.....Hubbs got the light rewired so all I need to do is paint and stain it and it'll be ready to go up ! Yeahhhh.

Hope you enjoyed seein' what I've been up to. Will share living room pics maybe next post. We got that...well I got it all painted lol. More on that later ;0}

Oh and be sure and check out this awesome giveaway as well.....

 It's being hosted by Shabby Kat
Her Prim goodies look soooo divine !!!!
I have to be at work at 11:15 and it's 10:30 now so I guess I better get a move on. Hope your day is off to a wonderful start !
Till next time Prim Friends
Prim Huggs n Blessins


Carmen C. said...

OOOhhhh! I LOVE THAT!!!! that turned out really great! I don't know about the sharing of the pattern matter, but I'm sure someone commenting will know:) YES I will play the word game, tee-hee and I think it's fun to try for extra chances, but then YOU are a FUN gal;) Hope you enjoy your day TJ!

Pam said...

That turned out awesome! Funny that you mention doing the right thing with the tutorial because I've been dealing with issues like that this week myself! Seems there are some prim police out there so watch out...hehehe!!!
I am going to play the word game...sounds like fun. I will email you all of my words this afternoon/evening!
Have a great day!

At Home With Amy said...

I love your candle holder. I have seen that exact one in many prim stores I frequent.
My words are on their way to you. I think this has been a very fun and challenging giveaway. Hey if you don't want to play then don't. I'm having fun even if no one else is.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the item you made..I sent you my words..I think I did over!!! take care and have a most wonderful day.:)

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Ooops! Sorry sweetie, I forgot!
I sent you an email with my words earlier. I came up with 20.
I gave up after head was starting to hurt from actually using it!! LOL!!
Thanks so much, it really was fun!!

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

That turned out great! I love it! I am off to see how many words I can make!! Look for my email!

Carmen oldefarmhouseroad said...

Hi hon, this is Carmen from The Olde Farmhouse Road..Just wanted to see if you had received your patterns you won from me..LOL..I do hope they had arrived safe and sound. Couldn't remember if I had already checked with you about them or not... getting so darn forgetful these days!
Blessings, Carmen B.

Country Prims said...

Wow, that turned out so well-I love it! I found an old board similar shape in a charity shop and was going to put sides on it too-you have inspired me!

love the fun idea- I will hopefully sit and do my words this afternoon,
many thanks for the fun and many thanks for stopping by and joining my blog,
~Shazy x

tattered 'n torn prims said...

LOVE your candle holder!! Very prim-li-cious!! :O)

Happy Friday!!


Katherine said...

I love the red candle shelf. It turned out great! Good luck with the painting-you'll be so happy when it's all done though!


yorkmtnprimitives said...

Your candlekeep is awesome, great job!

I will be playing the primitive word find, sounds fun to me!

Traci :)

mornings322 said...

Hi TJ.

Thanks for stopping by. You have a great blog.

I would love some recipes to try. Eventually I'll get the hang of how I am to eat and what to eat other than rabbit food, lol.

Great project that you re-did. Looks awesome.

Look forward to reading your blog more.

I would love to join in on the word contest. Gives me a chance to think about something else instead of food.

Thanks and have a great blessed day.


the primitive country bug said...

Is this the right place to enter my name into your lovely drawing? Wasn't sure if it was originally posted earlier. Anyway, I'd like to try the word game too, so be watching for my e-mail.
I like how your candle box came out. Can you find that Folk Art stain from AC Moore or Michaels??

Hope you enjoy those pillow patterns.
Hugs~ Birgit

decorator to the stars said...

hi, love your blog, stop by my blog & say hi, i have cutting boards :) gio

Proper Prim said...

You did a great job on that... I have several of those in my house... I love the little detail on yours... you did an awesome giving it that perfect prim look.

Hugs Deb

Prim2Pink said...

I love the red color you choose for the wood project!
I enjoy all the little extras you've added to your giveaway! It makes it a lot of fun while waiting for the big day!!:0}
I'm sending some words your way!

Debbie said...

I love the candle and the holder! Your giveaway is getting bigger and bigger! :) Your so nice. Just wish I had been paying attention better.

Hope your enjoying your weekend!

Angie Berry said...

Oh, I love how that turned out! Primtastic! You (and hubbs) did a great job on it. I also like the berry wreath that is in it, lovely colors!

Don't know what to tell you. That copyright/trademark thing is tricky business! My husband is in a Christian rock band and they really have to watch a lot of things so that has scared me into really watching what I do. Copyright infringement is a big deal to some and not to others. I just like to be careful.