Thursday, March 12, 2009
Shaker Boxes, Pigs and Candles
This morning I finished up some of my projects and took pictures that I had promised on my last post.
I placed my candle holder on my kitchen counter until I find a better home for it. I had purchased a Paula Deen candle jar in a Creme Brulee scent. It just seemed too heavy to hang on the wall. Perhaps just a plain round candle could be used.
My pig cutting board now sits above my kitchen cabinets along with all of my other primitive kitchen utensils and baskets. These pigs are becoming a common collectible. I had recently seen a tutorial on how to make your own pig cutting board. Now I wish I had never given away my scroll saw when we moved to Florida. (Maybe it's time to buy a new one.)
Here is a picture of my shaker boxes that I completed this morning. I had purchased a set of three paper mache round boxes from Michael's. After base coating them with black paint, I painted a top coat on each of them in different prim colors of Folk Art acrylic paints, then applied a coat of dark brown Briwax. They look so old, like they had been hidden away in an old barn for years. I made my own labels on my computer, primmed them up with a coffee, vanilla and cinnamon mixture and applied them using a thin coat of Mod Podge. I am really pleased with the way they turned out.