Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Couple Projects I’ve Been Working On

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Hello All!

I hope you are having a wonderful week.

I’m finally feeling a little better.  The blahs seem to be passing somewhat.

Thank you, God!

I was truly getting on my own nerves.

With this new found energy, I went to work on a couple of projects.

One of them was repainting the cupboard in my Mud Room.

The black paint was way too dark for the small space.

I had noticed several pins on Pinterest about chalk paint and thought I would give it a try.

I went with what seemed to be cheapest and easiest for me.

I have been reading that some people also apply a wood wax finish.  I am not familiar with wood wax.

I do believe the cupboard does need some type of sealant on it and I don't want the shine of polyurethane.

I would love to know if you all have any suggestions on the type of wood wax I need.

Here are a couple of before and after photos…



A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I wanted to give the cupboard an aged, worn, appearance. 

I made sure when painting it that some of the black did show through in areas.

I also gave it a light sanding once everything was dry.

I am pleased with how it turned out.

The white paint does help brighten up the dark corner.

Here are a few more photos of the cupboard…

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

And just because I love them, here’s a photo of my small collection of early blue and white clothing. :)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

The other thing I have been working on is the wooden house my Mom made for Christmas.

I almost have the exterior finished.

All I need to do is add the wood shingles to the roof, just waiting on payday, then Hobby Lobby here I come. :)

Here is a Before of the house….

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

And now an After…

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

*Not the best photos.

I promise to take better ones when it is completely finished and put in its permanent spot.


I decided to add little wooden legs to the bottom of the house.

I found these at Home Depot for a couple of dollars each and knew they would look great.

They really set the house off.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


It is coming along pretty good.  I am excited to see it with the wood shingle roofing.

Hurry up Friday!! Hehee!

Mom did a pretty awesome job!

Especially since this was the first one she had ever created and she did it all out of her head with no pattern.

I will treasure it always!



Well, It has been a long and very busy day for me.

Work was NuTs today!!

I am exhausted and heading off to bed early tonight.

Yep, my pillow is calling my name.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me.

Until Next Time…

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings To You All,


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Trace4J said...

Good Morning Friend
SO happy you are feeling better.
Keep looking up.
Love how your cubbard turned out.
My friend loves chalk paint. So lovin farmhouse whites.
Your house is turning out fantastic too.
Woolie Hugs

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Good Morning Tammy,
I love chalk paint, it takes a bit for it to cure, when it does it is really durable. If you want it to be a little more prim, rub it down with some breewax. Go to your local hardware store, they'll have it or something like it. Because it's wax it does'nt soak in like stain and you have way more control. Try it on the back first, you just rub it on. They come plain or tinted. I prefer the tinted.
Hope this helps. Love the little house! Yay Mom!
Glad your feeling better, can I have a dose of whatever worked for you? We have been stuck in an inversion and our highs have hovered around 9 -12 degrees and dropping down to the very low single digits at night. We have not been above freezing for weeks...... Needless to say, it's been rather gloomy and it's been hard to find any motivation at all.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Tammy, glad to hear your feeling better, good news.....Love the cupboard painted white, does brighten up the mudroom, I spy that enamel ware, oh my, great pieces and the sheep mold, love them.......I don`t like shiny either but not to sure what to put over the paint???? The adorable house is coming along wonderful, I think I would move in, ha!!! How much fun to decorate it.......Blessings Francine.

bettyj said...

So glad the blahs have gone. Love the house. Makes me want to get my doll house back out. Your cupboard does look better to me. Doesn't take a lot of black to be overwhelming to me. You have the touch of making anything look good.

The Rusty Thimble said...

Good Morning Tam glad you are feeling better, those winter time blahs are horrible.
I love the white it did brighten it up. Yes BreeWax is the best to use, simple and will give it the touch you are looking for.


Unknown said...

Oh my Gosh but your Mom is major talented! I know this cause I'm a wood worker! It's coming along Fabulous and the 'feet' look great!
Your cupboard is looking great, too. We always use Min Wax which is probably like this Bree Wax that a few are talking about. You can find it at your local Walmart.
Glad your 'blahs' are moving on!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Oh Tammy, your house turned out absolutely adorable! Your mom did a great job making it, but you sure did a great job painting and decorating it! Where in the world did you find those cute mini prim decorations! It's perfect and love the legs on it!

Love your cupboard makeover too!

Glald you're feeling better! It's easy to get the blahs this time of year!

Take care and have a warm and cozy day!


Dan said...

Everything look wonderful!!! The cupboard really looks good painted white. I love the blue highchair that is sitting next to the cupboard. I would love to have one like that. The house you mom made looks fantastic too! I hope you are having a good week!


Theresa said...

The redo on your cupboard is great!!!! I love the white paint so much better. The house your mom made is fantastic both have done a beautiful job!!!

Jessica said...

Tammy, your cupboard looks great! Love the white over black. It stands out better now in that little nook.

Love what you've done to the house your mom made. Can't wait to see what else you do to it. :)

Have a blessed day!

WoolenSails said...

Everything looks wonderful and I love how you did the house.


jennifer768 said...

Love the white and the wax is not hard at all to use.I love how it makes the furniture feel.The house from your mom is wonderful,love what you are doing with it.Hugs,Jen

Holly said...

Good evening Tammy. Love how your cupboard turned out. I have always wanted to try the chalk paint. I've seen it in stores and never been brave enough to try it. Your house looks amazing! You have done such a good job. I love the little legs you added. Can't wait to see the roof. Have a good evening. Hugs.

Cindi said...

Oh how fun you must be having on the house your mom made you! I love how you even have a flag there!
The cupboard looks great!
Prayers that you continue to feel better!
Be blessed,

prims by olde lady morgan said...

TAM, Wow! Love the paint job! You have been busy, glad the blah's are getting past you. Seems so many get them in the winter... You are so lucky to have such a talented mom, it is awesome what she creates for you! hugs! OLM

My Colonial Home said...

Where do I
Such fun things you did.
I love the cupboard...the details show up now like the drawer handles and the door detail.

Wow about the house - what a wonderful job your mother did and your finish work is beautiful. Great idea for the legs otherwise you would have to pick it up in a difficult way, now you can lift from underneath.


Annesphamily said...

I love your sweet house! What a wonderful gift and your mom is very talented! I know now where you get that creative heart you have! Goodnight and have a beautiful Sunday!