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Project by rivergirl posted 01-06-2011 10:59 PM 1560 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Under the Clouds;” “Cherries” and “Watermelon” Primitive Folik Art Boxes- a perfect place to store pens/pencils; kitchen utensils; picnic utensils; art supplies; toilet paper; cosmetics and just about anything else you can think of! ;) Dimensions are approximately 7inches by 7 inches by 6 inches. Wood is repurposed fencing- Hand painted and distressed by yours truly – prim finish (which means a final wipe on wipe off coat of stain) to give it the “grubby” look.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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degoose

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 11:03 PM

They look SO old… well done on the distressed look…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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patron

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 11:09 PM

martha ain’t got nothing on you

these are just great

there is the folk art museum
here in santa fe
with folk art from around the world

all of these would fit right in there

http://www.internationalfolkart.org/

check it out

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 11:14 PM

I love that you are doing such a cool job painting this stuff, RG!!! These are awesome! I didn’t get the chance to comment on your other recent projects yet but I am heading over to them tonight. I wanted to tell you how much I loved everything! There are so many people around here who have rustic things and would love EVERYTHING that you do. I hope you have a great outlet so that you can sell them. You need to get them out there to be seen and I think you will do very well.

Keep them ‘a comin’! :D

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 11:22 PM

Thanks you guys- as always your support is welcomed and appreciated. :)
Degoose- the only thing old around here is ME
Patron- Take a good look at that museum site- I did—LOL Wish I could go there to visit one day. Oh and BTW my friends and family like to call me Martha F**&&& Stewart. HAHAHAHA
Sheila- I have no outlet her for which to sell these things that I make- so I think you should buy them all and resell them at your house. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 11:45 PM

Arn’t those fun! Good ol’ country livin’, ya’ll…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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stefang

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#6 posted 01-07-2011 12:48 AM

This stuff is new to me Rivergirl, but it brings back memories and emotions from way back when. That does indeed make it art, and many like myself will surely like these pieces a lot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 01-07-2011 01:42 AM

Well done Martha :). I want to take a bite out of that watermelon.

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spunwood

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#8 posted 01-07-2011 02:55 AM

Your painting is quite superb. The cherries and the rainbow are great! Are these selling?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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peteg

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#9 posted 01-07-2011 03:25 AM

Kelly, we will have to make sure all the old fencing, pallets etc are nailed down when your’e around, cos we sure won’t recognise it after you have waved your wand, :-)
you must have a bucket full of these amazing designs rolling around in your head. It can be damed hard to get it right when you beat up & distress a piece of timber, but you manage just fine

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 01-07-2011 02:51 PM

Well Pete, I have to tell you, my lovely attorney neighbor next door hired a guy replace his huge raised deck around his house. He tore off the wood and put down that expensive plastic stuff. Naturally, as soon as I heard a hammer I went over there to see what old wood I might be able to snag.
“Aha! a giant pile of used 5/4.” said I. But “Nay,” said the worker, the man would like to keep the old wood for future use.” “Surely not,” said I. “Just tell him Kelly wants it.” And that is how I ended up with a nice big pile (minus 5 sticks) of naturally weathered and distressed 5/4 and it was a mere 100 yards from my garage. :) Another neighbor donated a bunch of old bead board. But she doesn’t know it yet. hehe… And of course- the beer distributor has graciously provided a nice pile of …. PALLETS.. I am always looking for piles of old wood. Drives Len INSANE.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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BigDaddyO

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#11 posted 01-07-2011 03:40 PM

They look great but the sharp corners on the fresh cuts on top of the boards kinda stick out. I’d take a large ball-peen hammer “the one with the rounded face” and lightly tap all around the top edges to soften and distress the fresh cuts.

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 01-07-2011 04:04 PM

Big Daddy- I see what you mean- the final stain sort of makes the end grain pop- but I looked at the box after reading your comment, and the flash on the photo is making it look worse than it is. ;) I could add some white paint there and redistress- to hit with a hammer would be fatal- crack city. :) Thanks for the input!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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WoodenFrog

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#13 posted 01-10-2011 01:29 AM

I must have missed these, Which are just wonderful!
Great Job! I love them!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 01-10-2011 02:34 PM

Thank you frog!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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patron

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#15 posted 01-10-2011 02:41 PM

could he be your prince

only your hairdresser
knows for sure lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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