Saturday, August 8, 2009

Make Overs & Antiques

I have been working on a few things the past couple of weeks, inbetween my 40 hour a week job and other duties that must be done around the house. This is a long post and I hope I don't lose you.

If you remember on the post where I showed items my hubby had built, this item needed some TLC. Here it is before the makeover


and here it is after.

The next one is a bench that my dad made years ago. Here is the before




and here is the after. I had a difficult time getting the white spots off. They still show through a little.




I found some old wooden spoons and forks when I was out and about one day and I brought them home and and here is what I did to them.

These are some really small boxes that I have had for over 20 yeares and they had cows and pigs on them. I painted them and antiqued them but I an not real sure I like the color of them. They look too much like a caramel color. I like the blue that everyone is now using.



This is a small shelf that had a heart cut in it. I tried to fill in the hole, but you can still see the outline. You can tell that I like red by all of these pictures, can't you. That is my favorite color. I just have to find a place to put it.

Next are some of my antiques. This is our kitchen table and some of our chairs. The table has square nails and lots of cracks. We played cards on it one night and had to move to another table because the cards kept falling through the cracks. My uncle bought these chairs in Boston on one of his buying trips. A story about the chairs, our daughter had to sit in the backseat of our car when we brought them back from Oklahoma to Arkansas. She was not a happy camper but very glad when we got home.




I have a salesman sample possum belly table that I use as a night stand. The inside of the possum belly is metal where my large one is wood in the drawers. Here is a picture of each of those. I probably should have moved the fan before I took this picture. My display really looks better than the picture shows. Oh well, can be perfect and I am far from that.

This one is the salesman sample. I was very fortunate to find it.

This is a bed that we found lying in a ditch in Eureka Springs about 15 years ago. We go there frequently. We went up to the owner and asked her if she wanted to sell it cheap and she said sure. That was my first iron bed. I have one more.



I purchased all of these items many years ago. I couldn't afford to do it now. My husband lost his job over 3 years ago and has not been able to find one since. When you get to a certain age, no one wants to hire you, even though that is against the law. He interviewed at many places and once they found out his age they would never call back.
I would like for everyone to go over to Tammy's blog at Country Girl at Home and read her Faithful Friday's post. It is a great post and pertains to the future of our country. We have to really pray for our country and it's future. Our politicians are not listening to us and are doing what they want, not what the people want.
One of these days I will learn how to post a website so you can link to it.
Blessings to you all!!!
Maxine

9 comments:

Raggedy Angel said...

Great makeovers! Beth

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Nice makeovers!!!. LOve your antique pieces.

Mama Koch said...

You have some great pieces.

Farmchick said...

Love all your makeovers--you did a great job on everything! :) Have a great day and stop by when you can.

Kindra said...

Love your makeovers! Isn't fun to see paint transform an outdated item?!

Wendy said...

I love your makeovers Maxine, that farm kitchen table is gorgeous!!! Sorry to hear your hubby hasn't found a job in 3 yrs. thats just awful! This country sure does need alot of PRAYERS!! Thank you for your encouragement, it means so much to me. Take care!~Wendy

Wendy said...

I love your makeovers Maxine, that farm kitchen table is gorgeous!!! Sorry to hear your hubby hasn't found a job in 3 yrs. thats just awful! This country sure does need alot of PRAYERS!! Thank you for your encouragement, it means so much to me. Take care!~Wendy

This Country Girl said...

Maxine,

Thank you so much for the mention of my blog. The direction of our country really has me concerned. Lots of prayer and speaking out are needed. It was nice of you to mention it!

I love all of your makeovers! It's amazing what paint can do, isn't it? I also love your farmhouse table and that possom belly table.....both of those are wonderful pieces! I'm glad you got them when you did! I'm so sorry about your husband and it's not right for age to be a discriminating factor, but I do believe it is so many times too.

Have a great evening!
Tammy

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

I love everything! And guess what? Cranberry red is my favortie color!

See, I told you we have a lot in common. :)