~Tomato Creek Prims~
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

~Whatcha Working on Wednesday~

Hi everyone!
This is what I worked on yesterday...this first picture is an older one that I didn't post but I found it to show you the round box that I primmed up. As you can see it's an Easter one that I got at GW for a $1.39! I had good intentions to do it with fabric but when I saw what Kindra did with hers I had to try it.
Here it is...I had the stencil for years and found it at a yardsale for .10 and I always kept it thinking that one day...well that day came:) I found an awesome Folkart paint color called Butter Pecan and primed it first, then painted it. It was my first time really to stencil and I loved how it turned out especially after I applied the walnut stain. So to
Backwoods Prim... make sure you prime them first to cover up all the cuteness:)

Close up of it distressed ...I just used what I had ...times here are tuff, any extra money is used to pay bills and mortgage...just can't wait to get the job at Dollar Tree. Oh, I also used a cranberry on the stencil instead of barnred and the green is called a Leaf Green.

This is what I'm still working on, my wood spoons that just have one coat on and I mixed my paint and came up with this shade of blue! I painted this .25 basket from GW and will stain the inside too with walnut stain.

I went with the lighter candle holder, thanks for helping me make up my mind everyone:) I probably will use the darker one for winter...don't want to think of that yet.LOL Donna helped me with suggesting to put a piece of fabric underneath to soften it...love how it turned out so thanks Donna!

As you can see I finally have the wood knobs on... what a great GW find huh?
If you want to see more WWW's stop at Leslie's to see more:)
I hope everyone is having a good day...looking out the window as I type this I can see it's raining but we do need it here because we haven't had rain for two weeks, I'm sure we need it to help those beautiful flowers grow:)


  1. Everything looks great! The box turned out awesome!
    And now that I see the light candle holder on top of a piece of fabric, it looks wonderful!
    Have a great day!

  2. I love your painted box - great job!
    That fabric under the candle holder was just the perfect touch. It does look a little more spring-like than the dark one.

    Everything looks great, Rondell!


  3. Your box looks wonderful. It seems like light is in--I might need to try it. Hope you have a wonderful day. Julie

  4. WOW Rondell, LOVE your box and the stencil you used. What a transformation eh?!!!

  5. I love the box. It turned out great-what a difference! Keep up the good work, Kim

  6. Rondell
    Great job on the box. I love the stenciling. I think stenciling adds softness to anything. Staining makes anything look great.

    Did you have a pattern for your chocolate bunny?? I want one to go with my carrots I made. Any help?? Email me. I'm off noext week maybe we could get together.


  7. Everything looks great Rondell!

  8. Wow, how NICE everything looks! You have been busy and it shows. I wish my GW and TS had the deals everyone else gets. Oh, well - :) - I'll just keep looking!

    Have a great day!

  9. Everything looks great! I love how your box came out...I want to make some too!! I like that you chose the light color for your candle stick also..it looks great with the fabric under it. Love it all:) Have a wonderful day!

  10. I love what you did with the Easter box! Very nice, Rondell.

    Thank you for coming by to see me...I appreciate the sweet comment and your visit.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  11. I love your box it came out great!!! And the blue you out on your basket is a gorgeous color for spring!! As far as tough times I can certainly relate an I have been trying to be very selective in buying for my home!! Have a great day!~Wendy

  12. I love the box and the fabric is just what that candle needed. It looks wonderful! Have a great afternoon Rondell!

  13. Hi Rondell!....the box looks GREAT!....and I love the piece of fabric underneath the light colored candleholder!....good job! Janet :)

  14. What a huge difference that piece of material made under that candle. I love the new look. Your box turned out great.


  15. Oooh, love that painted box. who would ever guess what it looked like before. Great job!
    Love everything!
    Blessings~ Birgit

  16. You sure do great work. I love how the box turned out, what a great idea. Seems like those old cutsey boxes are everywhere! Good job! Dawn

  17. Wow Rondell, what a change...for the better...you did a great job and I love how things turned out!

  18. Rondell,
    The round box looks great!! I have two recipe boxes that are blue & yellow with a slick finish...Do you know if I can paint over them to prim them up? They look so out of place in my kitchen and I can't find the right size boxes to replace them.
    I really like the fabric under the candle holder. Everything looks awesome!

  19. Rondell, That basket doesn't look like a GW find at all. Staining the inside with walnut will look wonderful. It now looks like an antique that you paid big$$$ for! This economy is really bringing us all back to the philosopy "make do or do without". I've sure thought about projects and using what I have on hand rather than buying something. ~Ann

  20. I love everything...but what a great idea for your box. I sure did love the one's that Kindra made and your looks just as great.

    You always have some wonderful things and seem to always keep yourself rather busy.

    I love checking in with you and seeing what your up to next.

    Have a great rest of the week :)

  21. You have been busy. Enjoyed reading about the things you are working on right now.

  22. what youre doing is just amazing Rondell.... that box looked like a tough project it came out like it was always that way! WOW - really impressive. What do you do with the wooden spoons?

  23. Wonderful makeovers! The box looks a lot nicer now and I like the blue you mixed up for that basket. You are really turning into a blue person :)

    Are you staining your spoons? That's a smart idea! I have a crock on my fridge that is filled with wooden spoons that I picked up at the TS. Many of them were never used and I tried tea staining but it never quite got them to where I wanted them....look out stain...here I come :D

    Have a great day!


  24. That box looks so pretty w/ that stenciling! And I guess I do like the lighter candle now - looks great w/ the material underneath it!!

  25. Hi Rondell, I love how your box turned out! I had a wood bowl that I bought that had a snowman painted on it. I lightly sanded it and they put black paint all over it and then put my desired color which was robin egg blue or something...I sanded the heck out of it and the snowman never came through. I see you used primer but simple black paint could do the trick on covering patterns, images that we don't want to see anymore. Hope that helps in future projects. :)

  26. Oh Rondell you did such a great job on the mache box....what is the background color - is it a gray or like an oyster?

    Everything is just beautiful.

    hugs, Karen


Love to read each and everyone of your comments...thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit... your always welcome♥