Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bowl Redos...

I hope all of you Mother's out there had a great Mother's Day. My kids and Steve made breakfast for me and gave me a beautiful card. Other than that I did laundry all day and did some crafting. More on that later in this post. So on with my bowl redos.

Remember these bowls? Well, I finally got around to primming then up. I had two different kinds in my stash. I would say this was the hardest redo because I LOVE how each set turned out and want to keep them all. But I must simplify and sell. First, I had to sand off the ugly shellac finish off the outside. Have I ever told you how much I sanding... Well, I hate it so much I decided I wasn't going to sand the inside of the bowls. Steve told me that I should sand them anyway especially if I was going to paint them. Despite his warning I decided what do I have to lose if I don't. So in the beginning I left them as is. However, after I painted the outsides I thought the insides were a little to light. So, I took sand paper and lightly sanded the inside. Then while I was darkening up the outside I took my stain and just stained the insides instead of painting them. They turned out gorgeous!!! A nice warm stain color.


Before...



After...

First set... these are for sale in my booth... the blue and mustard have already sold...





Second set... not for sale yet. But if the first set sells I may have to put these up... :( lol





So this is where MY I mean the other set is at the moment. lol... I think they look right at home on my new table Steve built.



I know I haven't been around, but Steve and I have been very busy making some new items for the booth. We have begun to switch the booth over to Americana for the summer.





Well, my friends today is my only day off and I have a ton of things to get done. I probably won't be back until next week due to working Thursday through Sunday. But who knows I may get something done today to be able to show you before then. So have a great day today!
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12 comments:

rachel said...

I LOVE your bowls too! I'd have the same problem with wanting to keep them!! Hope you have a good week!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

The bowls came out great Mary! Enjoy your well deserved day off!! Hugs!

Sheila said...

Hi Mary!
you folks sure are keeping busy these days. Glad your booth is doing well, just wish I lived closer so I could shop! I'm moving in to Americana mode creating lots of new goodies to sell on my blog and at the local bazaar.
Take care.
Blessings,
Sheila

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Okay, first...when and for how long can I borrow Steve?? I can't get over all the wonderful things he makes for you & the store...you two are a dynamic team!! Second, the bowls look so good on that table are you sure you want to give them up? I think you deserve to keep them!! Glad you had a nice mother's day! ~Kriss~

janie said...

Wow, you guys have been busy!! Love all the creations and especially-- Did I Spy little bird houses? LOL

Great idea with the flower pot!!

Have fun, Janie

SANDI said...

Love the bowls and all your new americana/summer items that you made.

Traci said...

Busy, busy, busy! Great job on those bowls!

Blessings, Traci

Angela said...

Love your bowls. They turned out great. I have some waiting on me in the craft room. Hope mine turn out as great as yours. Like the goodies for your booth too. Bet it will look awesome. Have a good day.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Your bowls turned out awesome Mary! I sure wouldn't give them up - especially since you have the perfect place for them! And I LOVE that little Americana shutter! Why can't you live closer?? Finally - I don't want to borrow Steve - but was wondering if he's adoptable??? :o) Smiles & Hugs, Robin

Me 2 U Primitives said...

I love the bowls. I picked up seven just like them at thrift stores today. My plan is to paint them. This is probably a very silly question, but do you just paint the outside and the rim or is it okay to paint the entire bowl. I had planned on painting the entire bowl but when I saw yours I am questioning what I should do?? Thanks - Trish

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Great job on the bowls. Now you know they will ALL SELL....

Your American displays are and will look awesome in your booth.

Karen

earlene said...

The bowls turned out great and I love the colors. I wish I could visit your booth.
take care
~Earlene~