Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mason Jar Madness!

So… if ya’ll remember I did a swap with Andy a while back.

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I sent her a XL Shoo fly and She sent me a Sign! She had made one for herself and posted it on her blog and the MOMENT I saw it I knew EXACTLY what I would do with it if I had it! So I asked and we swapped and yay!

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I had wanted to get it up on Christmas break but you know how that goes! It was just to crazy and spending a day tearing apart the kitchen just never worked out. So I did it last Saturday!

Lets start with a before. The top of my kitchen cabinets have looked like this forever. Probably 4 years or so. It was way past time for a redo.

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First… remove and clean. OMG… there was full grown dust bunny up there. Long haired and everything! GROSS! LOL! Don’t worry. I gave him a good home!

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Oh… I forgot to show you this at Christmas. Hubby got me another bench for my farmhouse table! The one on the left is the new one. The right one is my old one. I love it! And they came in very handy for the kitchen makeover. I put them in front of the counter and up and down I went all day without having to use a small step stool. I tell ya… I got one heck of a work out!!!!!!

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Ok… after 3,000 reps of up and down off those benches… here is the finished product! I love it!

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New and shiny!

What do ya think?

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats

27 comments:

Farmhouse prims said...

Your display is awesome and Andy did a wonderful job on the sign. Love everything!!!

Faye Henry said...

Hi ...I love your sign and how you rearranged your cupboard tops. I collect old mason jars and need a sign, too...lol...
Nice benches for your kitchen.. Everything looks very prim....
Blessings...

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hey Carmen, I love it!! I love old jars and crocks. Great job with the display. I love that shoo fly!! Lucky Andy, and you, she did a great job on the sign!!
Blessings,
Lorna

renee said...

Love the sign! And look at all those lovely jars! That is quite a collection! Love it!
You did a great job!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What do I think???? YOUR SIGN COULDN'T BE MORE PERFECT FOR THIS PERFECT DISPLAY OF BEAUTIFUL MASON JARS....I love it Carment - how very neat and Prim it all looks.
Karen

Sheree said...

ewwwwwwww i love all your jars gives me good ideas hehe love your blog....

Theresa said...

I LOVE it too!! Looks great. I need to start collecting mason jars again, I used to have lots, and slowly donated them. Silly me! I can relate with the dust bunnies on the top of the cabinets. Every few years I go gung-ho cleaning mine, and it is NASTY!!!!!!!! :)

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I'M IN LOVE! Sigh! lol
I love the color of the sign. I do love old blue jars and zinc lids! I enjoyed seeing your valentine tree as well. still working out? Good!
Enjoy your day
Mercy

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Awesome you finally got it finished and with a work out to boot...Way to go!!
It looks Fantastic Carmen..you need a flock of Crows up there to watch over all your beautiful Jars and keep the Grand Kittys down...Wink~Wink
I can't wait to come see it in person..

Luv ya ~Mom~

~Madalynne~ said...

Love the new display Carmen! The new sign is just perfect!

Carmen C. said...

Just beautiful!!!! I collect the blue glass jars too, but I only have maybe 12, lol, yours look wonderful on the top of the cabinets;)Hope you're enjoying the day!

AMBPrimitives said...

Love the sign & wow the top of your cabinets look amazing!!!!! Love your collection...Wishing you a great day..

Dan said...

Carmen~

I love the change to the top of your cabinets. I love how how neat and organized it looks. I hope you have a wonderful day!

~Dan~

Tiff said...

LOVE IT!!! I only have a few blue mason jars and I just put them up on my new painted cupboards. I would love a collection like yours, it looks awesome!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Looks great! I have that same darn area above the cabinets (what a waste of space) and don't know what to do with it. I don't have enough "stuff" to decorate up there.....yet! :)

A Primitive Homestead said...

Carmen I think it is great. The way you have rows of jars higher in the back really gives it a step up look. Your sign is perfect there. I like your stove board too. Hubby got my arrow heart after Valentines Day on clearance last year. My fav prim store closed soon after that. I have seen them in Country Sampler. Maybe someone will take a heart to the goodwill store soon. You got a great buy on the other hangers. The key did not come with it. It is a ring with three keys from Parks design. Your benches are pretty. Blessings!

american girl primitives said...

Great idea, I love the blue in the sign with the jars!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I must say I love it as well.;) love the benches too.;)

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Looks good!
Hugs,
Donna

busybee said...

oh it looks great & what an awesome sign!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

very nice display..... I have a bunch of blue jars, as well. I'd really like to find some amber ones. I wish I had more display space or less stuff. I'd love to be able to see all my stuff.
*Linda*

Michelle said...

Wow Carmen that looks fantastic! Great idea! Everytime I have one of those up and down off the step stools I end up with leg cramps while I sleep! lol It's a sign of old age!
xoxo

Primsue said...

I love how it turned out, Carmen. The sign is perfect and the display is awesome!

Blessings,
Sue

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Looks awesome!!!

Jacki said...

I think I found someone who loves Jars as much as me.... :o) wonderful display

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Carmen
I just simply love all the jars!
What a great way to display them!
So very pretty!
I will keep looking at it!
Teresa

Primitive Echoes said...

Wow that is awesome. Yes I love it. Thanks for showing me the idea. I don't have the same space on top of my cabinets but I do have a large space over my china cabinet though.