Thursday, April 7, 2011

Primitive Style Upcycled Planter

I bought this last Spring, right after I started blogging.  

I had no idea what to do with it.  I wanted to paint it, but i could never decide what color to use on it.

In the Fall, when my Etsy shop started off and I was doing all of these shabby makeovers, I decided I'd paint it in a cream color and then distress it.  Like most plans I have, that fell through and I never did it.  

A few months ago, I bought my first Country Sampler magazine.  I'd never really been into that sort of decor before, but I was drawn in by the shabby, junky goods on the front cover.  Since starting my blog, my taste and decorating style has done an about-face.  All of a sudden, I was in love with these primary colored items with scratched up and peeling paint.  I learned that this style of decor was called Primitive style, not just Country.  I love the simplicity of this style and I love this magazine.  I love using it for inspiration and I've recently created a new section in my shop called Primitive Country.  I've got several pieces queued up for this section of my shop.  This is one piece that I just sold.

And, I didn't even have to do anything to it!  I just staged her, took some photos, listed her and she sold.  I have to be honest and say that I almost didn't list her and once I did, I really hoped she'd stay put for awhile.  She lasted all of two days.

Here she is with two fake plants from Michaels ($5 each) and two galvanized metal buckets from Target's Dollar Spot.

Linking to:
Everything but the Kitchen Sink @ A  little Knick Knack
Friday's Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense 

6 crafty peeps said:

  1. Isn't that a funny thing? Some things just go quickly, others stay awhile. I have an Etsy shop too, I can relate. Have a great day!

  2. hey! i stole one just like that from my moms basement!!

  3. Hey!

    My blog post from today talks about "like most plans, they fell through," kinda issues. Take a moment and read. You will also get a sneak peek at the secretary desk that I am about to finish just in time for Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday!



  4. I love this piece, Kristi. I'm not surprised it went so quickly!

  5. It is fun how just a few simple and inexpensive additions make this piece FABULOUS! I completely love it!!!!


  6. Your project is darling! Who wouldn't want to snatch that right up. Thanks for sharing.