Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Whatcha Working on Wednesday. . .

Hi! Yep, I'm still here among the living! I swear, I don't know where time goes anymore. Seems like I am constantly rushing around, but never seem to accomplish everything I want to accomplish!

Remember this milk can that my friend gave me? I posted about it a while back.

Here's what it looks like now:

I painted it black and then added some left over wall paper border I had laying around after my bathroom makeover. I love how it turned out!

Hubby has been hard at work making some more of the outhouse toilet paper holders. My Mom requested one but she didn't want hers painted, only stained. It turned out really nice:

I have been "junk hunting" over the past couple of weekends. Although I haven't had much luck, I did stumble across a couple of good finds. While out in Arkansas a couple of weekends ago, hubby and I went into a thrift store where I found a set of wooden bowls, six of 'em for only $5! I am using one of them to hold some yummy smelling tarts I got from Kitty at Shabby Kat's Primitive Sundries and Such through a swap we did over at Prim Pals Forum. I plan on painting and distressing the others.

Last weekend, hubby and I went to a couple of local flea markets where I found this wooden pineapple bowl for $1.25. I am going to try to do a paint treatment on it as well. We will see how it turns out!

Hubby and I are really enjoying our "alone" time since the kid is out in Arkansas/Oklahoma visiting my Mom and brothers. He will be home at the end of July so I am enjoying the peace and quiet while I have it!! We are planning a romantic weekend getaway for this weekend to the Great Smoky Mountains. I am excited about that as that is where we were married and it's one of my most favorite places to visit!

Well, that's gonna do it for me today. I've got a laundry basket full of clean clothes to fold calling my name. I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Until next time. . .



  1. Hi sweetie, I've missed ya:( I LOVE LOVE LOVE the milk can re-do! Those outhouse tp holders are too cute, I love anything *outhouse*:)I hope you're enjoying the summer so far!

  2. Donna those are such awesome finds and you did wonderful on the re dos!!!! Hugs Casey

  3. I love milk cans Donna and yours turned out great. I never would have thought to put border around one. Your toilet paper holders are fabulous too.
    Hope you enjoy your getaway. That sounds like a real special trip for you and your hubby. I hope you have an exciting time.
    Enjoy your day.

  4. LOVE that milk can! What a cute idea!

    The t/p holders are really cute too!

    Can't wait to see those bowls painted.

  5. wow you did find some great items and cheap too..can't wait to see your redos...also love that milk did a great job on it..and cute outhouses..have a great time in the smokey mountains.:)

  6. I love how the milk can turned out!!
    Great job Donna!

    You got ALL those bowls for only $5?!? That is an incredible deal. I would probably dance with delight right then and there if I ever came across a bargain like that! Those are wonderful bowls. Ah, I'll have to admit... I am jealous!

    I was going to ask you if you follow "Marie's "Country Woodcrafts" but I see she is on your blog list. She has a neat e-pattern for the pineapple bowl. She paints them up real cute and she always adds little tags with homespun. Very cute!

    I hope you and hubby had a wonderful weekend away. So glad you are enjoying this time together!