Category Archives: Misc painted crafts

One of my Favorite Painted Crafts

I painted this flower-pot several years ago. It has always been one of my favorites. I love the way it turned out, especially the blending of colors.

The picture did not turn out very well, due to my lack of photography skills, and lousy camera. Oh well, “one day chicken next day feathers”.

Till next time, hope you are having a great day.


One broken pan + painted birdhouses

There is beauty in almost everything. When I found this old bent and broken pan, I thought this pan probably has cooked many a fine meal. What can I do to re-establish it and make it into something useful again? Since I love to paint, naturally painting something on it came quickly to mind. And since I love to paint birdhouses it seemed to be the perfect match. So, birdhouses it is. I have painted them on many different surfaces, but on an old pan is a first.

I had no idea what to do with it when it was finished. It ended up being used in my kitchen pantry to hold small packaged items such as ranch dressing, onion soup, etc. It found a happy home at last.

Most of the birdhouse patterns were designed by Jamie Mills-Price. The others just popped into my head (I’m sure you can tell the difference).

Till next time, thanks’ for stopping by!

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

I love to paint on many different kind of surfaces. One of my favorite surfaces in a plain old coffee can. These metal cans will probably become a thing of the past since they are being replaced with plastic (boo hoo). I make wooden tops for them. They make good containers for just about anything, especially cookies.

This cute snowman was designed by Terrye French. It is from her painting book “Winter Holly and Christmas Jolly” published in 2000. Unlike me, some things never seem to grow old.

Would love to hear from you about your painting experiences and your favorite patterns that never seem to grow old.

Painted Fruit Anyone?

This is just a handy little wooden box that offers storage for everyday items such as pins, needles, buttons, keepsakes, and all sorts of treasures.   It was painted medium blue with fruit on a dark blue top. I finished it off with a coat of clear varnish. Yea, pretty neat box.

Do you have a handy little box you use to store your treasures? Please comment!Would love to hear from you!

Saltbox House painted on Sap Bucket

Vintage sap bucket would make a pleasant keepsake of simpler times. It is a sure winner for your country decor, and was a very fun piece to paint.

I think the skinny tree with the saltbox house and flag makes for an interesting painting. I also love the mustard color for the background and the dark red and black for the house.

What have you painted lately, or not so lately, that you would like to share?

To all my painting friends, thanks for stopping by and have a nice day.

Back to what Brung Me!

Crafting and Painting.

Paints, Brushes, Books, and Patterns.

Sap Buckets, lots and lots of Sap Buckets.

Rusty Sap Buckets, worn out Sap Buckets, and Dirty Sap Buckets.

I painted this Sap Bucket to be used as a container to hold flowers, whatevers, or maybe even a waste basket.

I double loaded my brush with different shades of green paint to get the desired look that I was striving for. I went around this sucker many, many times.

I have a bad fault, perfection is something I strive for (It dosen’t always happen and often ends up in Bin 13).

The Spring flowers and sign just came along for the ride.

Happy painting to you all!!!

Snow Buddies Two

OK the season is over.

I know but I still like snowmen. With all the snow everyone is having, it made me think of these little snowmen.

I painted them on a piece of  “duck” material that had been coffee stained. Feel free to copy and use this painting for any of your personal projects.

The original painting was scanned to make this copy. It can be resized as needed for your projects.

Please let me know how you might have used this painting.

I love comments!