Friday, January 16, 2009

My Canisters Done! And a New Friend!

Good morning everybody! I just want to do a quick post to show you my canisters......finally done....yes! Also I want to tell you about a new friend.

Well, here they are! I really like how they turned out. They are so cute! I do love them in black. These labels are just so fun and easy to use. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to prim something up these are definately the way to go! After I painted and sanded, I just brushed on a little ModPodge with a cheap little sponge brush and smoothed it out with a slightly damp cloth. I did something a little different this time, I used a satin varnish type finish on them. It seems a little shiny to me, but I had to do something knowing that I will be actually using them. Just incase something gets on them I want to be able to wipe them down. If anybody has a fav brand of finish for their projects ,please let me know what you use. I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

I want to tell you about my new friend. Her name is Nana and I found her through a forum that I belong to. She is very interested in our "prim style" and she shows her prim crafts and projects on her blog. It is so exciting to me to see the variations of prim style between our two countries. I have added her to my blog list and she joined my followers today. Please pay her blog a visit. I added a russian translator to my Google page so that I could read it, as it is all in Russian. But, it is alot of fun!

Okay, that's all I got for today. Not as short a blog as I wanted. I guess I get carried away! LOL! It's -13 outside.....yeah....this is Ohio people, not the North Pole! I just have one question.....where's your Global Warming at today? Really!

Have a great day girls! ~Beth~


Pam said...

Beth great job. I really like those.

Have a wonderful day

Hugs pam

Linda said...

Hi Beth! I just posted about Nana too!! Small world huh??!! Great idea about the Russian translator!

Your cannisters look great!

hugs, Linda

k'skronicles said...

Your canisters look GREAT!! Using the clear varnish was the "smart" thing to use when the piece is going to be used in daily use....I just love those labels!! I am saving ALL jars from now on...! Have a great weekend..!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I just love them and yes, they are very easy to use.

Jenn said...

Wow Beth, these look great!

Tammy said...

Hey Beth,
Those turned out great. I love'em.

I ordered some of those labels too, they should be here any day now.

Lisa said...

You did GREAT. They look wonderful and I am so gonna have to get me some labels.

Stay Warm - It is freezing here in my little town of Ohio today! Brrrr.....

Sheeptwirls said...

Those turned out awesome Beth!! I'll have to look on ebay for the prim labels. And thanks for the info on getting the wax out of the Keeper of the Light candle jars!!

Take care and stay warm!!


~Judy~ said...

Beth, I have those same labels and am also putting them on wood cannisters that I found at Goodwill. I still need to paint of course. Now I know how good they will look!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Your canisters are very nice. Love them.

I have a giveaway going on on my blog. I hope you will join in.

basketsnprims said...

Beth, your canisters turned out fantastic. My labels will be here today, I'm hoping. I need a break from painting and will probably spend some time crafting tomorrow.

CatHerder said...

Oh I LOVE them, theyre the pic of Betsy on the top of your blog as well....cold weather huh??? Thats when my hot flashes come in handy :-)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Thanks Beth,
I can't wait to get them either:)

The Primitive Bucket said...

Love them, did you get those from YankeeLanePrimitives?? My GF Susie makes labels like that!! They look so good on your canister!! Good job, I may have to try my hand at a set!!!
Love your blog too!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hey there Beth!!
Gotta tell ya....those canisters are TDF....To Die For!! I love did a great job!
Still shivering in NC,
Beth ;0)

PrimKarlee said...

Beth...your cannisters turned out great! I love them!!

Dawn said...

Beth, you did a great job painting and sanding on those canisters. They look so prim! Dawn

Kath said...

Hi Beth!
WOW-those turned out awesome!! Nice job, girl!


Sit A Spell said...

Love them in black! How fun about your new bloggy "friend" !!! That's one of my fav things about blogging...seeing what's up with the rest of the world and around my nation! I love all the photos.

Terry said...

Those turned out great Beth! I too love the black.
I would love to visit Nana. How do I add the translator? Is it in the Dashboard maybe?

I never get tired of looking at your header!


carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Your cannisters turned out great, but I knew they would! Enjoy them!

AnnaSam said...

Your canisters look great. I am off to visit Nana's Thanks so much for sharing! have a blessed day!

Back in the Day said...

Love the way the canisters turned out! Great job and thanks for sharing the label source!

Rue said...

Good morning Beth :)

Those turned out really cute!!

I'll have to check out Nana's blog :)

"This is Ohio people, not the North Pole!" LOL Your crack me up :)

I'm surrounded by movers! Yay!!


I Play Outside The Box said...

Love how the canisters turned out!! I will certainly enjoy looking in on your blog!