If I didn't know any better I'd say a tornado touched down on Main street. No but, really we had the shop painted and the plan was to keep it as tidy as possible and just work around the painter, lets just say that it sounded like a good idea! It's kind of a chameleon color, it's a cross between pewter grey and a brownish color, I'll take pictures tomorrow. BIG, BIG shout out to Tom, THANK YOU! Toni and I will be trying to get the shop back to normal tomorrow so come by and check it out, we will be getting Christmas stuff out this week and next, I can't believe we are thinking about Christmas and it was about 85 degrees today! ~Prim Blessings Toni & Tandra
Toni and I have gotten quite a few things for the shop, she was lucky enough to find a really neat old hutch the glass on it is old and wavy. I just love the wood coming through and the hint of red, it's so pretty to me. She also found the sweetest little jelly cupboard, nice old thick cut wood and they used square nails. I of course had to get the heaviest piece of furniture, it's a beautiful red step back cupboard, I just have a thing for red! We sold our farm table and we have two that we will be bring in soon. We have been revamping the shop and getting it prettified and we will be painting next Tuesday (Well not us but the painters!) we will be open but more at your own risk, there's no telling what kind of a mess we'll have going on in there! If you are out and about stop in and say hello! Primitive blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Halloween is right around the corner, Toni and I have a few tricks up our sleeves for the shop, we are really excited and can't wait to get started, I'll fill y'all in later once we get finished! We will be working on getting the shop back to normal from our Cameron adventure today, we had so much fun and did really well but, it's always nice to get back to the shop! Prim blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Toni, Brittany, and I are all settled in under our huge oak tree, it's such a beautiful weekend to go antiquing and I have already bought a handful of things for myself and for the shop. If you have never been to Cameron Antique Fair, it's worth the trip twice a year, once in the spring and in the fall. Toni and I have a few new pieces, two awesome hutches and Toni has the most beautiful jelly cupboard with punched tin, the picture doesn't do it justice! It's always fun to get out of the shop and do something different, THANKS Dee, for letting us play!
You can use any kinds of paper, candstock, printer paper. I like printer paper, it's easier to use in the printer than cardstock. 1. Pre heat oven to 200 and line both racks with crinkled tinfoil 2.Take a rectangle cake pan and put a little bit of water, it doesn't have to cover the whole pan. 3. sprinkle instant coffee down, now spay the coffee with a water bottle to moisten the coffee, leaving some areas wetter then others. 4.Dip one side of the paper then the next and put into oven to dry. You can flip paper in the oven to make sure it has dryed. 5. if you will be printing on the paper you might have to iron it, set iron on the lowest setting and iron one side then the next. 6.Now you can print on the paper or stamp and not worry about coffee staining running the ink
This project can be messy, when I do this i do a large amount at a time. I have read tutorials about this and have found the easiest way for me. I buy cheap candles, at the dollar store or walmart you can also grubby up other things I have done old fashioned clothes pins and made bowl fillers with and added old buttons. 1. You'll need wax, I use left over tarts or candles or i buy the cheap candles at AC Moore, I use the spicey ones like cinnabon or banana nut bread. When they are on sale you can get a large candle for a few bucks. 2. Create a double boiler with a small pot with water boiling and put glass canle in boiling water and once it melts, I also sometimes use and old coffee can. 3.Create a work area with parchement or wax paper close to stove. You'll need an area to put the candles to set up on paper or parchment. 4. Remove wax and dip candle into the melted wax a few times to get it soft. 5.Sprinkle cinnamon,(I do this on a paper plate so I can reuse the cinnamon) and dip it into the wax holding the wick or use a paint brush. Repeat until lumppy and bumpy. 6.Sprinkle with cinnamon and let dry.
Cinnamon bowl fillers
I love cinnamon bowl fillers or ornaments. They are cheap to do and people really love them.This can be a messy project and when I make this I make a lot( Like 3 cups of each.) 1.Mix equal parts cinnamon to equal parts apple sauce. 2.Roll dough out onto parch ment paper to desired thickness. 3.Cut out with cookie cutters.( I have a crow and a star that's really cute) 4. Lay out on parchment or wax paper and let dry, you can also speed up the process by baking at 200 but, this can take a while. 5.Optional you can sprinkle with cinnamon while wet. 6. If you are going to make ornaments you'll have to put a hole in them while they are wet, I use a straw and add twine once it has dried. They are cute as bowl fillers or with potpouri or as ornaments. You can use any smell good spice like pumkin.
Coffee stain fabric
I really like my projects to look really prim or grubby so I like to use instant coffee for my projects. 1. Wet fabric. 2. Remove as much water as possible. 3. Lay flat, do this outside if possible, it's messy. and spinkle with instant coffee, do it heavier in areas you want darker, Spay water with a water bottle to moisten coffee. 4. Let dry in the sun. 5. Rinse out or leave it depending on prefrence. 6. you can also put in the dryer to try and heat set it, I usually only do this if by chance someone might wash it. But, most of my projects aren't to be washed.