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Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Before & After $30 Thrift Store Headboard!

I was lucky enough to find this King Sized headboard at the thrift store for $30! I used The Primitive Life Organic Milk Paint in "Skillet" and transformed it into this picture perfect headboard for our new bedroom!

It was very simple! First I cleaned the headboard with warm soap and water and a sponge, just to get any germs off, I sprayed with Lysol...then lightly sanded it with medium sandpaper,wiped it down and painted. It took about 15 minutes to paint. After I let it dry for a couple of hours, I sanded it lightly in areas where I wanted it to look "distressed". That's it! Total time about 3 hours. If I can do it, anyone can!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 2 Primitive Kitchen Redo...what were we thinking?

TIRED...just getting home after a long day. Cabinets are cleaned, sanded and painted. The wood counter top has been sanded, wood filled and sanded again, caulked then stained. The entire kitchen has been painted with a lovely Valspar historically inspired color from Lowe's, Cinncinatian Hotel.

Here's some pictures, much more to do, but it is coming along.

The cabinets are painted in The Primitive Life Milk Paint in the color "Beets".

I just love the way the color of the counters look with this old frame and photo. I can't wait to get done and decorate! Right now though...time for bed!

Update on Primitive Kitchen Redo on a Budget!

Total spent to date: $472

Here's some pics of what we accomplished in one day. The old cabinets torn out, refurbished cabinets installed, custom wood countertop built on site and installed...looks better already!

I found a few minutes yesterday to scoot out to Goodwill in search of a valance for the weird tiny windows over the counter/sink area. Lucky me!! I scored three Waverly valances at only $2,99 each!

 they had the gingham check I was looking for, along with some pretty big roses...I cut the roses off and altered them so that they will have a more "country" feel. I am hoping that they are long enough to cover the big white space above the windows once we remove the shelves. Fingers crossed! More pictures later...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Primitive Kitchen Redo on a budget!

We have made the grand decision to redo the kitchen in the apartment above the shop this weekend! The words, brave, courageous and fearless come to mind! The apartment has been inhabited by three college age boys for the past year so you can imagine...
Here is a before picture. Note the lovely plywood cabinetry, cracked tile counters and all around horrible planning of this kitchen. My husband has his worked cut out for him!

By the way...I won't be keeping the fabulous Asian artifacts either...are you surprised?
We will be transforming this kitchen though on a tight budget using "found" previously used cabinets that we will be painting with The Primitive Life Milk Paint , adding custom wood countertops and enlarging the work area and counterspace by removing that ill planned bar that juts out.
I will share some "During" photos as well as an "After" once complete! Stay tuned!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fall Open House starts today!

Doors open at 10:00 am! Here is a "Sneak Peek" at some of our goodies!

Hope you can make it!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Our Creative Customer!

A delightful new customer, Rebecca, came to the shop and purchsed these:

 She went home and turned them into this!
Rebecca was kind of enough to share them with us and her story:

"Dear When Pigs Fly Again Store,
I purchased the three antique garden picket fences on Tuesday on a day trip to Mount Dora, and I decided to use them as frames for vintage family photographs. I delved into antique family albums and the backs of drawers to find these images- some are from the late 1800s in Chile, and some are from the 1970s in Ohio, and the others are from all of the years and places in between!
I fixed up the picket fences by white washing them and then applying a light matte clear coat for protection. I then scanned copies of the old photos and adhered a firm backing to them; I used adhesive dots to stick the edges of the pictures to the picket stakes. The final step was putting the quote "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where..." (by Pablo Neruda) across the bottoms of the picket. It was fitting because these are pictures of my paternal and maternal grandparents, and even two sets of great-grandparents, as well as pics of my parents when they were very young- I didn't know any of them when these pictures were taken, and I may not know the how, or when, or where of their lives, but I love them as family. When you think about it, it's pretty remarkable how people come together- there's always a serendipitous story of how we came to be.
I plan on hanging them in the formation shown in the second picture in my college dorm room. The attached pics don't quite do them justice- I love them even more in person! I can't wait to see what they look like on my wall! Thank you so much for the picket fences that started my inspiration to rediscover these beautiful pictures, and family stories!
Warmly, Rebecca"
We thank her from the bottom of our hearts and hope to see her again soon! Thanks Rebecca!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fall Open House Begins Friday, August 16 at 10:00am !

We are all so excited! On Friday, August 16 at 10:00 am we will open the doors and welcome you into the our harvest home. Amazing country and primitive antiques await, mulling spice cider, ginger snap cookies, Fall decorations and so much more.
So many customers have said that they will be there early to line up, they want to be first inside the store! We have groups coming from Miami and Tampa/St. Petersburg area!
Hope to see you all.....let's kick off the Fall season together! xo

Fall inspiration for you....


Found this awesome blog with lots of great and easy ideas!