Wednesday, April 29, 2009

WWW - This Week's Finished Project

For the past few days I have been working on refinishing a bread box that I purchased from Goodwill last week. I didn't get a before picture, but it looked brand new. It is a Kamenstein bread box that had a natural wood finish. I'm sure you've all seen these. I paid $5.00 for it. I thought that was a bargain. Well I got out my trusty can of black spray paint and started working on it outside. It would have been finished much sooner, but when you get home from work late and with the windy spring days we've been having lately it took more time to accomplish. It's finally finished and I have it on my kitchen counter waiting to use.

I wish I had one of those spray can adapters that Janene showed us this week.)

If you read my sister Deb's blog today, she mentioned how she cannot work on just one project at a time. She always has several projects going at once. Well I guess it's a family trait, because I am the same way. I have so many things going on at once, sometimes I can't focus on what I should be doing next. I still have my six kitchen chairs to finish (the table is done and waiting for the matching chairs.) I purchased my fabric to reupholster the seats but won't be able to do that until I finish painting them.

I made a prairie bonnet and hung it on my shaker peg board shelf today. One more empty peg to hang something from. What will I do next..........?

One last thing I worked on today. I was trying to make some homemade soap. I think I need alot more practice. If anyone has a special soap recipe they want to share, please let me know. This is a picture of some lavendar soap I made using a basic hand-milled soap recipe. I'm waiting for it to set up in the molds before I unmold them.

The other soap is a pomegranate scented glycerine soap made in one of the molds that I used to make pantry cakes. They were the perfect soap size pans.

To see what others have worked on today for Whatch Workin on Wednesday, go to Leslie's blog at My Country Home.


Rustic Country Handcrafts said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with a gazillion things in progress. I wonder if Laurie is the same way? Well, Laurie, are ya?

Rustic Country Handcrafts

Janene said...

Thank you for the shout out! Now, get your hinney out there and get yourself one of those spray can toppers! I promise you that you won't regret it!!! LOL
Your bread box turned out wonderful! I had to spray mine in the wind, and although it dried quickly, it took more paint to cover it because I think that 1/2 the paint blew away in the air!
Your soaps look wonderful...I am looking forward to seeing them out of the mold.
Can't wait to see what you are working on next. Now I am off to check out your sister's blog. I don't think that I have ever been there before.

Downriver Primitives said...

I love your bread box and also your prairie bonnet. Your soap must smell wonderful. What recipe did you use?


the primitive country bug said...

The bread box came out great and I love the prairie bonnet too.
I've only made soap once and it was fun and quick! I like your idea for using tin molds. I may just have to try it again.
Blessings~ Birgit

Kath said...

Hi Patti!
Love your bread box, that turned out great. I'm lovin that prairie bonnet too!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Karen said...

I love the prairie bonnet! By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Kath said...

What???? it's your birthday????
HAPPY birthday, Patti :)
I didn't realize that Laurie is your daughter...
Wish you too could be together for your special day!

Have a beautiful and HAPPY day! hope all your b-day wishes come true :)


basketsnprims said...

I love the bonnet & the bread box ~ wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday, Patti.

Downriver Primitives said...

I am most definitely like you and Aunt Deb. I am always working on a dozen projects at the same time. It drives Dave nuts, lol.


I Play Outside The Box said...

Love the bread box!!