Wednesday, 17 September 2014

41 Cabbage Rolls & My "Food Saver" Vacuum Sealer

mmmm - ready for the Freezer!


41 Cabbage Rolls & extra sauce.  Ready for Holiday Family gatherings, or a quick supper. 

One of the best purchases I have made over the past few months,
is my "Food Saver" Vacuum Sealer, 
with the canning jar attachments. 
How did I live without it??


To make these cabbage rolls please refer to my previous post:
http://junquenmytrunk.blogspot.ca/2011/11/cabbage-rolls-for-crowd.html

Friday, 20 June 2014

Vintage Litho Metal Bread Box Tin by: "BURLINGTON CRAFTS"

SCORE!!! 
I Found this on an online auction locally for $6.
It will be perfect for the trailer for bread of course!





Sunday, 27 April 2014

Wooden Trunk Makeover

On this project I used a chalk paint - 
"Fat Paint" in raven, with some vinyl cutouts that I peeled off after I painted it.  
I finished up with my favourite: "Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish".




Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Photo Storage Box Refinished

I forgot to take a before photo....again!
Here is a simple redo of a standard wooden photo box.  
It was stained brown.

Before I started I put a custom vinyl cutout on the top.  
I used my Cricut & the "Sophisticated" cartridge to make the vinyl.  
I painted 2 coats & then removed the vinyl.
I then did some sanding/distressing, & varnished.

Monday, 13 January 2014

The "Pratts" Poultry Lamp

I bought this wooden lamp at Value Village, painted it with "Emerald City" FAT paint, distressed, & waxed it with their clear & dark wax.  This project looked best with a heavier coat of the dark wax.  The shade was "Modge-Podged" with a 1924 poultry book that I found in the walls of my house when we renovated.



Saturday, 11 January 2014

Remember the "Advent Ironing Board"?

After Christmas I was trying to figure out what to do with the Ironing Board.  
So I decided to use red & white bakers twine & mini clothes pins to make a photo display!


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Ironing Board Advent Tree

I had this idea to turn an antique ironing board into my advent calander this year.  
First I gave the old ironing board a coat of ebony stain.  
Then I added the envelopes.  
I am very happy with how it turned out.  
I used my Cricut Bags, Tags & Boxes cartridge 
to make the scalloped envelopes with some antique looking Christmas paper.
I also added some burlap, & stamped the numbers.




Filled them with small gift cards, jewellery, candy, & things like little post it notes & pens.  
Whatever I could find that was small enough to fit into the envelopes.

Linking up with my friends here:
Mod Vintage Life