Friday, January 14, 2011

A sneak peek

Well girls, after that last post I thought I would move on to something more cheery.  I'm sorry but I just can't sit and do nothing about such sick injustice when I do have a voice.

Anyway, I bought this sturdy, wooden tray at a yard sale this past summer.  Do any of you ever have a hard time sanding down and painting over something that someone so lovingly created years ago?  It's so hard for me to do.  Even though I grew up with blue ducks all over the dining room and kitchen, I'm still not particularly fond of them.  My mom would probably like this though, hehe.

So I sanded it down and painted a base coat of Blue Mist.  Then I topped it with two coats of Battleship Gray.

After some sanding and ebony Briwax, this is what I ended up with...

Do you like it?  I hope so because it's part of my one year blog anniversary giveaway.

So if you don't like it, then don't come back next week hopefully on Monday when I announce my giveaway.  =]

No, my Amish dolls are NOT included (or the other things pictured), hehe.  But here is a sneak peek of some things that will be included...

Do you see a theme yet?  I thought it would be fun to have a Winter Blues giveaway since so many people are ready for spring to show up. I am enjoying winter.  But if you have the winter blues or grays, then this giveaway might be for you.

I wish for you a fantastic weekend.  Whether it be sunshine or snow, enjoy it while you can.  Stay safe and warm my friends~


Kindra-At Home With K said...

See ya geese!! Love this makeover! Perfect color! Have a great weekend!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Angie, Hi! Good to see you back! And a giveaway will be most welcome. Love the make-over!
How have you been?
I do happen to have the blahs? Got anything for them? lol

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I used to LOVE geese in my kitchen. I still have a little bit of stuff, but I phased most of it out. I still have some dishes, but all of the dinner plates are gone. The last one my husband accidentally dropped on the floor recently. I really didn't care, I was actually kinda glad it broke lol.

I love what you did with the tray. I have a tray that is just bare wood, but I haven't decided what to do with it to make it pretty. My husband found it in the trash somewhere and thought I'd want it. It has a Melissa & Doug label on the back that I need to scrape off. (They make kids toys.)

Tanya~Friendship Crossing said...

I love the way your tray turned out! you did a very nice job on it. I haven't had the nerve to try that type of painting yet, but want to.

I think your new giveaway sounds great! I sure have the blues lately! LOL
I once had a January Blues Sale in my shop yrs. ago, w/the same idea.

Anyway, have a great wkend my friend!

Warm hugs,

Robyn~Primlish said...

Wow!! Great makeover! I think a winter blues giveaway sounds GREAT!! I'll be back! ;)

LibbiesHome said...

I love that tray!! I want to know how to get that effect when I paint stuff. I'm really, really new at this and I'm kind of messy when I work, so my husband shudders to think that I will start doing more of it. I haven't tried any Briwax yet. I'll have to go looking for some. Thanks for sharing. (And I can't wait for your giveaway!!) Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Hi Angie,
The tray came out lovely! I used to have all those ducks in my kitchen back in the day! I love your generosity with such a great giveaway!
Hey I respect your opinion on that scary situation, it's your blog and you can vent if you want to! We all have a voice and this is a great way to share it with your friends!

Tim and Patti said...

OH WOW... I love the tray! You did a great job! Winning that would sure help my winter blue is my favorite color! ;)
Have a wonderful weekend.

TheRustyThimble said...

Hey Angie, wow ok I love the tray awesome job LOL on the blue ducks I actually had them in my house.
Can't wait to see what you offer.
Have a great weekend

Becky said...

Angie, The tray looks so much better. What a great giveaway. Will be watching to see what else you are adding to the giveaway. Thanks for sharing. Happy Weekend!

Jody @ Adorable Country Classics said...

Hi Anie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I had to come over to your blog to see what your up to. I love what you did with that Tray, it looks sooo good! I always love how people make things look old. Great job!
Take Care!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

oh've outdone yourself with this tray makeover!! I loooove it especially with the ebony briwax...where do you find the briwax?...home depot? I haven't bought any yet but want to as I have so many wooden pieces to redo!! I love your winter blues idea for a giveaway...I love blue but not winter so much!! :)
I'll be right back to sign up next week!! Have a great weekend!

michelle said...

Looks so much better!I remember them duckies on everything.Im certainly up for some blues.Your amish dolls look so good on it though,are you sure you want to part from such a treasure?have a great weekend I gotta go pick up my two youngest from there monthly sock hop.blessings michelle

Sheila said...

Oh! I remember those geese! Hate to admit I decorated my kitchen in blue and peach! Did I just tell everyone that? LOL Thank goodness I came to my senses and they flew North and never returned. Anyway, I really love the new look-great job!

Pokey said...

Your newest finish is berry cute! I like the color, too. Is one of these dolls from the tea bath last year-you had me giggling on that one!

Farmhouse prims said...

I used to have that same geese pattern in my kitchen. Isn't it funny how our taste will change. I love your tray makeover. And I love anything Amish. You did an awesome job!!!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

I love your tray Angie, it sure beats the ducks ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Great makeover... I have a few items that really need painting over too. Once again more projects. LOL.


Barb King of Prairie Harvest Arts said...

Love the tray!!!! Wow would that look great in my home---wink, wink lol--really it is beautiful!!!! great job!!!!!

Brenda said...

Hi Angie, looks like it's gonna be an awesome giveaway!! Can't wait!


Jody said...

Angie you did an awesome job on that tray makeover! Love the colors you chose..very prim! I love your giveaway theme...can't wait to see what you come up with!

Anonymous said...

Your tray makeover turned out great!! I picked up a gameboard at the GW with geese on it and painted over it too. Your winter blues giveaway sounds wonderful and I hope that it makes winter go by a little faster!!

the primitive country bug said...

The tray looks much better with a new paint job. You did great! I like the cross stitch too! If this is the place to enter, please enter my name into your drawing. Thanks so much!
Blessings~ Birgit

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh it looks much better with your special touch. I love it and would love it in my home:)

Susan said...

Hi Angie,
I just love what you did with the tray. It's just perfect and how you have it all set up with your Amish dolls and such, priceless. It's too sweet.

You know, it's funny, those ducks on the tray are just like the ones my mom and grandma would paint way back when when they were learning toll painting and all that sort of thing. It reminded me of it and I still have a duck that my uncle cut out from wood and my grandmother painted and hung in her kitchen for years.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blogs so much and leaving such wonderful comments. I appreciate it so very much and you are really a delightful person.

Blessings and hugs to you,
Susan @ CluckleBees

Debbie said...

I love how the tray turned out. I have heard of briwax but never seen it anywhere. I even went to our local Lowes and couldn't find it. The Winter Blue giveaway sounds like a wonderful idea! I know I started off with a bang but have stalled.

Hope your staying warm!