• Primitive Stain Recipe

    I have for many years used the traditional primitive recipe which consists of instant coffee, vanilla extract and cinnamon. It’s been a great stain to use for aging my primitive pieces. However, lately I have not been liking the scent or the slight tinge of orange on my pieces that coffee leaves behind. So, I went on a search for something else and had remembered when I used to paint mixed media art that I used walnut ink! I loved how it gave it rich, warmer brown tone and I also love that I can make it as light or dark as I want. I can add vanilla and cinnamon…

  • We Moved!

    From 1600 sq. ft. to 600 sq. ft. We chose to move because it’s a lot of house for two people and the town we were living in has grown extremely fast in seven years. Like thirty years of growth in seven years fast. It’s in Statesville, NC, which is 45 minutes from Charlotte. It’s just to many people and we wanted to be in the mountains. We have two sons, the oldest lives in South Carolina and our youngest son just moved to Missouri eight months ago and I’ve not adjusted well to having an empty nest or the fact that the boys aren’t near by. Anyway, our home…

  • Farmhouse, Primitive Pumpkins

    These adorable primitive pumpkins have just been added to my shop! They have been stained, painted and sanded to give them that primitive, worn look. They would display adorably on your counter, mantel, on your shelf as they are shown here.

  • New! Farmhouse Wood Birds

    These farmhouse wood birds I cut from my scroll saw. They are so cute and look adorable displayed on mantles, tiered trays anywhere you have a little nook needs something special. They also make great gifts!  You can find them here in my shop Willow Heart Prims