Friday, September 11, 2015

A Few Farm Fresh Painted Projects

It's been a busy week around here as I continue to gather, organize, and transform some of what's been lurking out in my garage.  Here's a small sampling of some of the junk I've been working on:

Farm fresh upcycled projects
Group hug. Three small projects and one tiny project.

Before pictures
The lovely before beauty shots. 

stenciled and painted wooden box
I painted the rustic box with watered-down Duck Egg Chalk Paint, then stenciled it with "FARM fresh" courtesy of my Silhouette.

repurposed painted and decorated sewing machine drawer
I added a piece of decorative hardware to the side of this old sewing machine drawer, then painted and distressed it.  It still needed a little something extra, so I added a small jewel to the center of the hardware and a piece of rusty fencing to the other side.  Perfect for holding pictures or some fun vintage flash cards.  

Family and Friends gather here painted stenciled tray
The ugly orange wooden serving tray got a coat of paint and a quick update with a French stencil: Family and Friends gather here.  The grain sack stripe was a simple addition with the help of some blue painter's tape. 

stamped garden markers tutorial
Last but not least, I stamped two blank garden markers with Farmhouse and Cottage. You can see my metal stamping tutorial here.

It's supposed to be 105 degrees today and there's still so much to do out there in the sauna garage before next week's vintage show. I'm SO ready for fall!!  How about you?

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  1. Linda @ Itsy Bits And PiecesSeptember 11, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    I always love your projects, Betsy...the way you embellished the side of the drawer...and that tray is totally transformed!

  2. Linda @ A La CarteSeptember 11, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    Betsy this project is wonderful. I love how paint and your talent can unite these separate items!!

  3. Art and SandSeptember 11, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    love ... love ... love it all!

  4. BarberryLane DesignsSeptember 11, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Oh, you had too much fun. Great job, especially like the sewing drawer, the doo-dads they put on them were awesome, hate to think how many have ended up in the dump. Beautiful!

  5. ReneSeptember 11, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    WOW we love these. I especially love the blue paint on the farm fresh project.

  6. Glenda/MidSouthSeptember 11, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Love the touch of bling on the drawer! Sounds and looks like you will be well prepared for the upcoming sale.
    Enjoy the weekend and stay cool!

  7. JeanieSeptember 11, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Oh Betsy, would you mind if I used your idea for the sewing machine drawer? I have one that I love -- it's very pretty but what I love about yours is the fencing. Really sets it off nicely. They're all quite wonderful. Excellent use of vintage!

  8. Angie ChavezSeptember 11, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Love them all, Betsy - especially the garden markers!

  9. Carlene @ Organized ClutterSeptember 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    All great ideas!!!!!

  10. AudreySeptember 11, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    The FARM fresh box and the tray appeal to me, but I love the fence part on the sewing machine drawer. Hope I have a box to do the farm fresh stencil. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. cynthia lee designsSeptember 11, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Great all of them!!

  12. KathySeptember 11, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    The use of the wire is inspired! Hope you have some cooler weather soon. We will be in Amador County the week after next and hoping the fires have abated by then. What a Summer!

  13. JunkchiccottageSeptember 12, 2015 at 4:56 AM

    You always inspire me Betsy. Love the farm fresh box and tray. So cute.
    Have a great week end.

  14. AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNaSeptember 12, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Love, love your makeovers! The blues are just so pretty. I am so ready for fall too!

  15. Linda@Coastal CharmSeptember 12, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    These are all so creative Betsy and I hope the high temps go away for you.


  16. Linda WalkerSeptember 12, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    These are beautiful! I love that rustic box! You are so creative!

  17. DD's CottageSeptember 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Love how simple and rustic these are Betsy!

  18. ~Lavender Dreamer~September 13, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    I love boxes and drawers. They are so handy for so many things! hugs, Diane

  19. Julia - Vintage with LacesSeptember 13, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Wonderful projects, Betsy! The tray was a really ugly duckling but you turned it into something gorgeous. I love the little "fence" you added to the sewing machine drawer. Great idea!
    We had some days with pleasant temperatures but this week they're supposed to go up again. At least it cools down nicely during the nights. I hope that fall is around the corner for you.
    Have a great week!

  20. Lucy AuburnSeptember 14, 2015 at 4:21 AM

    I just love your imagination! You are my favourite Junk Visionary! Have a great week!

  21. Jill at emeraldcottageSeptember 14, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    I can't remember if I've replied on your blog before, but I have been reading for a while, and love everything! I've bought a few wooden bits and pieces with the intention of upcycling them with a paint job, but never braved the painting part yet! You make it look so easy , I especially love the tray :)

  22. Cathy @ My 1929 CharmerSeptember 14, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    I love love love it all too. I have a Silhouette too and have NEVER used it? What are the fonts...pretty please.

  23. TerraSeptember 14, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Your projects are cute.

  24. Sherry@Back2VintageSeptember 15, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    I have a couple of old sewing machine drawers that need some TLC. You've given me the inspiration to do something with them. Great projects.... super results!!!

  25. Sandi~A Cottage MuseSeptember 16, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    So cute!
    We aren't as hot as you are, only in the 80s, but our Fall Show starts tomorrow and it still feels like Summer!

  26. handmade by amaliaSeptember 16, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Another great transformation, Betsy. The weather is still quite horrid here as well, hot and humid.


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