Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Watcha (need to be) Workin' on Wednesday

"Need to be" is the key phrase to today's Watcha Workin' on Wednesday for me! Yes, I will accomplish something today from these pictures....I'm committed to making over at least one of them before the day is out! (We're also really trying to get caught up with school after missing days when Joy was sick).

Here's the last few things that I hauled home from Goodwill. Last Thursday while Joy was in dance, my friend, Tonya, and I stopped in Goodwill. I'm sure that clerk must have thought I really like wooden spoons! lol! I wanted more spoons for the crock on my newly made over table. I was excited to find this bundle of them, as well as a couple of extras! And you know I can't pass up a cutting board! I also picked up another little wooden candle holder. All of these will get a prim makeover. I'll try to remember to show you when I'm finished with them!

Oh and I picked up these three books for Joy. She always asks me if I looked at the books for her when pick her up at dance and she knows I've been to Goodwill! She loves the Illustrated Classics. I think she started with Oliver Twist and is really enjoying it!

Awhile back, I couldn't pass these by in Goodwill. I picked up this big bundle of candles. I figured I would try my hand at grubbying these up. I've never tried it before. So...any pointers would be very much appreciated. I want the simplest way available! :)

The other day I when I shared some of our Homeschool Group's field trips, I told you about our trip to the Bee Farm. I mentioned the candles we bought. Well here's mine. It's a beehive candle made, of course, from beeswax. I'm not quite sure exactly where it's permanent decorating spot will be, but I'm working on it....trying it out different places!

Here's another project waiting on me. I thought first that I might like to stencil them. I don't have a stencil, however, so I'm thinking covering them with homespun fabric might be a better choice for me. Here again, any advice or tutorials would be appreciated. I know I saw Rondell's blue ones and loved them too!

Oh, and here's a mustard basket my sister-in-law, Missy, picked up for me in Alabama. It's really quite long. I'm trying to decide where to put it and what to display in it also. So many decisions and I seem to have a hard time making them these days. I think my brain has been in overload! Anyone else ever feel that way??....When everything seems to be overwhelming and hard to just make up your mind?

And last of all, I thought I'd show you what my dad brought home for me the other day. They were going to toss it at work and knowing me, he thought I'd be interested in's a really old paper cutter. I don't have a clue where I'll put it, but this little thing still works like a charm. I know I can use it with scrapbooking, but I think it's a shame to not display it somehow. I'll have to be careful though, because that blade is very sharp!

And besides all of this, there's plenty to be done outside! Jason mowed last night when he came in, trying to beat the rain expected. We've got plenty of weeding to do, not to mention getting the pool ready for pool weather soon! Yay!

And that, my friends, are some of my newest thrifty finds, and what I need to be working on this Wednesday. Wish me luck! For more Watcha Workin' on Wednesday posts, check in with Leslie. So what are you working on, or if you're like me, "need to be working on"?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
~ Tammy ~


Lisa said...

Tammy - You found some great items at the Goodwill. My favorite is of course the cutting board. I have a bad addiction with those things (lol). I am also starting to have a bad addiction for gameboards. Yep, this prim stuff is making me crazy - hahaha.

Have a great rest of the week. Can't wait to see that finished cutting board!

Susan said...

Hey Tammy,
I am so far behind on my blog reading. I finally got caught up with reading your posts. I am so glad that Joy is feeling better! I enjoyed your posts on the rabbit and the kildeer babies. And your homeschool group field trips looked like alot of fun. Hope you're having a great day!

Granny said...

Your GW finds are great. I also love the old paper cutter. The wood has so much character.

I'm glad Joy is feeling better. It's tough when someone you love is sick. Hope she continues to feel beter each day.

Wendy said...

It seems the projects never end!!! Poor hubby just finished my night stand and I've already asked for something else!!! good thing he loves me!LOL:0) I can't wait to see what they all look like primmrd up!!! so glad to hear Joy is doing better!! Have a wonderful day my friend!~Wendy

miss mary said...

I like the things you find at the goodwill and also the things you do with them. Hope your day is great and blesses....hugs

Sharon said...

You sure did luck out at GW.
I can't wait to see them completed.
I have several things that I should be working on but just can't set my mind on what to do first.
God bless

Zaroga said...

You are very thrifty, Tammy. I loved everything. One day I'll make it to Goodwill or the Salvation Army or other thrift store. I have had the overwhelm feeling for a while :-)

Anonymous said...

Tammy, you've got alot of great items there! I haven't been to our good will store in ages, or so it seems like it's been that long ago. I better make it a point to go there soon and see if I could come across some great goodies too! :)

I love the basket Missy got for you! When I first saw it, I thought one could put several colored rolled up towels inside it and have them displayed in one's bathroom. That decorating look always catches my eye..

That sure is a neat looking paper cutter your dad brought home for you! So kind & thoughtful of him to do that for you!

I, too, can't wait to see your finished cutting board!!

Real glad to read that Joy is feeling lots better too!! That is so good!!

There are many times that I feel asthough my brain is in the overload mode, that's for sure!! ;)

You & your family have a great evening!

Love & Blessings,

Karen said...

I can't wait to see what you do with everything! I love seeing all the projects you do.

By the way, thanks so much for your comments about our homeschool yearbooks! I've done them like this for three years now. I'd be glad to show you more...or answer any questions you might have. I'll try and do another post about them...anything in particular you would like me to show or answer about them? :o)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tammy, I'm sure you will find ways to 'fix-up' all of your treasures--and also find places to put them. You are just so creative.

I used a paper-cutter like the one your Dad brought you---for years and years in churches where I was employed... That brought back lots of memories.

CozyCoops Corner said...

Those are great Good will finds! Can't wait to see the redo's! Looks like you've got plenty of projects to keep you busy! The easiest way I find to grubby up candles is Mod podge and spices. Just spread the mod podge all over the candle and sprinkle with spices. Let it dry and do another coat if you need to.
I have a lot of weeding and outside work waiting for me too, but we seem to be having a lot of rainy days. I guess it will have to wait. Hope you have a great night Tammy!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Tammy; My you sure did find some wonderful things at Good Will. I love that basket it is so pretty. I can't wait to see what you do with all of you finds.


Denise said...

First off, I'm happy that Joy is feeling better!

I saw one of those paper cutters at GW on saturday. I didn't buy, as I have nowhere to keep it. :(


ghomeschool said...

My whatca need list is pretty big as well. I think I'll get started on it next week, maybe. I may stop in at the Goodwill Saturday when Bobbi and I go garage saling. I haven't been in way too long. Thanks for the reminder that it is there.

Happily Ever After said...

Hi Tammy,

First, thank you for thinking of me and stopping back at my blog. I've missed blogging so I hope that I wil have a little more time soon.

The basket that your sister-in-law picked up for you is gorgeous. I absolutley love it!

You mentioned books. I'm not sure if you have a "community" hospital where you live or not, but our local hospital auxiliary resale books. They sale hard-back books for $1 and the other for .50 cents. Over the years I have bought a lot of those. Many people buy then and then turn them back in. The ladies auxiliary use the money for local projects so it's a nice way for us to read and the group to make money. Just thought I'd share that with you - it may be a good place to find quality books at affordable prices.

My hubby made a friend of mine some salt-box houses and they looked great. He also made some bird houses for a primitive store (I didn't really like them - it was a little different taste for me). I'll try to post soon.

Take care and thanks so much for stopping by.



Shellmo said...

So many nice items that you found! I really love the grubbed up candle look so I hope you end up doing that and that I get to see how you do it too! Wish I were more crafty!

wrcdgc said...

You have a lot of projects there. I can't wait to see what you do with the spoons. I like the wooden spoons in the crock idea a lot. I need to visit a GW or TS.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Good morning Tammy!
I love the cutting board...I'll be waiting to see what you do with it:)

I do my candles like Janae...very easy to do:)

Glad Joy is feeling better, I talked to Michael Thursday and he was fine, didn't find out till Saturday that he was so sick with the flu, I talked to him yesterday and he is now doing well. You never stop worrying about them no matter how old they get.:)

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I agree - fabric boxes would be great!! And I love that old cutting board. What a treasure!

The heat last weekend caused my brain to boil a bit but now it is beginning to work again. I think we all have those moments! LOL

colonialhomekeepings said...

Hi Tammy -

It is so nice to 'blog meet you' and thank you for visiting my site. I love your Goodwill items - I too cannot pass up a cutting board! Love the little candle you found.

Enjoy your 'item makeovers'. That is the fun part. I love and enjoy your blog. Wished we lived closer!

And yes, that is my home on the top of my blog post. Winter photo will soon be replaced by a spring/summer one - just waiting for my clematis on the end of the house to come into bloom!!!

Blessings upon your day!

Leslie said...

Ha, ha! I have a lot of things that I need to be working on myself! I haven't really moved too far from the computer today...catching up and what not. I guess I'm allowed to do that every now and then, right?

I hope you accomplished something yesterday!

Have a great day :)


UPON A HILL said...

What a wonderful dad to think of you & bring you home the paper cutter! That is a great find! Glad to hear that Joy is better,

Kath said...

Hi Tammy!
Thanks so much for the prayers for baby Ava and everyone else :)
we are still waiting....I think I should have asked for prayers for ME...LOL...this is hard, being so far away and waiting-wating-waiting!
Watch that lil stinker come on her "due" date! LOL...
Anyway...thanks so much.

I am so happy Joy is better!
I love your all your goodies and I can't wait to see those boxes all done up! :)

Have a wonderful weekend.