Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Free Pattern & A Couple of Makeovers & A Santa Doll

I finally had some time the past couple of weeks to get some things done that I have been wanting to get done. First, I have added a new free pattern on the right side bar. It is for my primitive cupid doll ornie......hope you all enjoy!!

Next, on to the makeovers. This first makeover was a wooden breadbox I picked up at GW and made it into a prim wooden bin. Don't you just love the cow stenciled on it?

I took the front door off of it and added a wooden divider and a wooden front piece onto it and then started to prim it up with a rasp, beating it up with some nails, nuts and bolts and then did some prim painting. I first painted it with a dark brown and then a mustard. I took my sander and sanded it all over to make it look worn and then gave it a coat of stain.

I filled it with some greenery, snowballs and some wonderful gingerbread men that I made. The gingerbread men were made from a Crows in the Attic Primitives pattern. I absolutely love the way it turned out and cannot wait to decorate it with the change of seasons.

My next makeover is another GW item. This self was just screaming to be primmed up!


I first painted it black and then a cranberry. I then sanded it all over and here is the finished makeover.


Here is a pic of it all decorated up for the Holidays. I carved the word Primitive on the candle, primmed it up and added a grungy battery tea light. The stocking sampler was made with some wool I had. I cut out a stocking stitched the word Joy on it and then stitched it to an aged piece of osnaburg. The stocking is filled with sweet annie and a cinnamon stick. The frame was plastic and I painted it a mustard and sanded it a bit.

This next item is just a little something I did with an old window I had from our log cabin at our resort. It was already painted white so I added the two stocking, some greenery and a grapevine twiggy wreath to it.

And these last couple of pictures are of a Santa I made for myself. I have been taking a break from selling for a little while to create some items for my own home.


Sorry this is such a long post....I need to update more often. I will be sharing more makeovers, patterns and pictures of things I make and maybe even throw in an item or two for sale in the weeks to come!

17 comments:

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

WOW!!
Your makeovers are awesome!!
I love the coloring of the breadbox!!
Your Santa is prim perfect!!
I love him too!!
Tam

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Ooopps!!
Also forgot to say...
What a wonderful cupid ornie pattern.
It is so sweet to offer it free to your blogging pals!!
Tam

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Love everything. Your makeovers turned out beautiful and the Santa is awesome.

Jody said...

Wow, your makeovers are just stunning! Love that breadbox! Thanks for the free pattern, that is adorable! Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your makeovers!! I especially love the bread box makeover...looks primtastic!!

Christine said...

I love what you do to your GW finds!!!! Also enjoyed t decorating pic's and your santa!!!
Christine

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love love!! your TS makeovers...and love how you added your christmas goodies in them..love the santa too..love it all...Thank you for the valentine cupid pattern...it is printing as we speak..Merry Christmas..;)

~Judy~ said...

WOW! Ditto on what everyone else said....love the breadbox makeover! I also love your prim Santa. Thanks for the free pattern.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What great makeover and I too like the coloring of both of them! Love the Santa too!
Rondell

WoolenSails said...

What wonderful make overs. I like how you decorated your wall box, I find those too and they are great on the walls for displays and candles.

Debbie

Sweetpea said...

Thanks everyone!! I am so happy to hear that you enjoy the makeovers, Santa and the free cupid pattern. I hope to share more very soon. I can't wait to stop in at GW and see what else I can find:) Take care and enjoy!!!
Lottie

Debra said...

I love the Santa's! The other makeovers are great too!

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

GREAT MAKEOVERS ON YOUR GW FIND...SUCH TRANSFORMATIONS!!! LOVE YOUR SANTA TOO...

TeresaM said...

I love your bread box make over!!! Heck I love it all!!! Really really cute stocking picture too!

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