Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thanks Char

Thanks to Char

for the directions for this wonderful little counter top shelf. Very quickly this morning DH cut this out for me. After returning from our baseball games (imagine that a baseball game!) I painted it black, followed by 2 coats of raw sienna sanded it down and stained it with special walnut. It looks great on our kitchen counter.

I found the canisters at a garage sale for 25 cents each, painted the wood lids black, sanded them and stained them to prim them up. I still need to add antique prim labels. The canister on the left is filled with my homemade automatic dishwasher detergent, scroll down through the posts and you will find the recipe. I made the stump doll last fall and she coordinates well with the new display.

Melissa, I actually mentioned to DH as he was cutting this out that he should make 2 - do you want one?

Have a great week everyone. ~Ann


  1. glad you are enjoying this...I love mine too! the display you did on it!

  2. Nice job on the counter top shelf, Ann! I like your display on it, too.

    Take care,

  3. Love it and the color you chose:)

  4. Wow, wish my DH would whip stuff up for me that quick. He seems to take all day to make one little thing. He loves prim but tries too hard to make it look perfect. Seems like defeating the purpose! Anyway, your turned out great. Love the color.

  5. Very nice! I love the color and you have it decorated just perfectly.
    Have a great week!

  6. What a wonderful Hubby you have!
    It looks great! What is the paint brand that you used? I love that color and would like to pick some up for myself!
    Have a great week!

  7. I would love one whenever he has time. Although I never got a rhubarb pie over to him this spring so I may be overstepping my bounds in asking. With all the crazy schedules, I never made it. Apologize to him for me!!

  8. first, congrats on winning!!! you are so lucky! char makes the best goodies!!!
    i love your shelf you made, great job!!!

  9. I love it! I think I need to add one of those to my wish list for my hubby to make me! I like how you have it displayed and the color!

    Thanks for sharing!



Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann