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B Farm projects

I have been busy working on projects for the farmhouse. Every time we go up there, I have new things to add to my list of things to make. It gives me a connection until I can get back up there again. So first on the list, a mat for in front of the kitchen sink. I wanted my own design - found a tutorial fromRoeshel - DIY Show Off blog.You can find it at: painted mat.I love her blog; it's so inspiring! Anyway, here's my version of the painted mat:




Next up, I made a wreath holder. You've probably seen the ones you can buy that are metal and have a hook to hold the wreath. Well, I had this spindle forever it seems, just waiting for the right project. One end already had a notch cut into it, perfect for hanging a wreath from. I put a fresh coat of white paint on it, distressed it some and rubbed a bit of stain into places. 
I had a wooden plaque from way back which I used as the base. Painted it a dark brown from one of my many jars of sample paint, added crackle medium on top of…

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Galvanized tub light

So, one of the things we did in the dining room to tie the decor with the kitchen was to make a galvanized tub light. It had a really dated chandelier that didn't work completely. And did I mention dated?


I wanted to match the barn pendant lights over the bar as much as possible. Here they are:

So, I started with a clamp light:



It wasn't big enough however. So, I went to a feed and hardware store and bought a galvanized tub the size I wanted. Then my husband drilled a hole in the tub and inserted the cord from the clamp light:




Here's what it looked like inside:

Next I needed to paint it. I used the High Heat in black to prime it ( I wasn't sure how hot the light would make it and didn't want the rust color to peel ), let it dry, then sprayed on the Espresso over that.

Here's what it look like after painting:

Then we hung it. Unfortunately, we had to leave it in the original spot so we swagged it over to the right spot. We also had to remove the handle from the …

Kitchen reveal

It's been awhile since my last post but I promise I have been busy! We got to spend a fabulous week at the farm and got much accomplished. I can proudly say after 5 busy brutal days, the kitchen is finally finished! A great shout out to my friend Cindy for helping with me two hard painting days. I wouldn't have gotten it done without you! Plus, she made us the cutest pillow. Aww!


And thanks to my wonderful husband for helping me get the cabinet doors and drawers painted. whew. It was hard work, my hands were cramping but it is done. It looks wonderful! Everything is slowly coming together. I'll let you enjoy it through the pictures.





Here it is with primer and the first coat of paint:



Here's some cute things I painted to put on the shelves of the open cabinets:


The door going to the garage had a really bad grain pattern. I don't know if you can see it in this picture but I called it the "saggy boob" door. ugh:

The door is now painted white. The Order sign …