Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial ~ Bells

Hi Friends... 

Found another old post back in the drafts! 

Remember last year when I bought this ever so ugly gold bell wreath and said I had plans for it... well here ya go. 

Tracy... helping. :)


EW! Shiney. No No NO!!!! 


So I had Mr. Primcat string them all up and paint them black for me! 

As you can see we had LOTS of GW bells to do. Not just that big wreath. I had been picking them up here and there for a long time! 


Now I have a whole tote of black bells for less than $5.00! 


Here are the little ones he did! 


Obviously we did this on a huge scale by stringing them across a whole room because we had so many but you can do this smaller scale in a box of any size. Just string them from side to side. 

Cheap ugly gold goodwill bells made 
Prim Perfect!! 

Until next time...

Carmen and the Primcats


Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carmen, jingle all the way, wow, they do look prim perfect black. Great job, Mr. Primcat,way better then gold.Blessings Francine.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Great way to paint them...guess I had never thought to string them...I use a slower more tedious method...duhhhh...yours makes lots of sense. Great price for all those too.

Shannon DeMasi said...

What a great idea! I don't think I would have ever thought of doing that.

Kendra said...

Love the "decor" of your room, the bells are a great touch! LOL!


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Great idea! I have a bell wreath and I thought of painting the bells bronze,
just haven't gotten around to it. Good way to paint them!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

frontporchprims said...

That looks like a lot of work to string all those tiny bells up like that. I bet your cats would have had fun with that!! They are sooooo much prettier black. -Steph-

earlene said...

That is so neat...but....I bet Shane was... um...shaking his head! You know what I am getting at. LOL He is such a sweet guy!
You can do a lot with those with your crafty ideas.
Hugs Carmen!

Fran. said...

So much cooler black!! Great ideal Carmen!! Thanks for sharing!! XOXO Fran.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Carmen!! The bells look great in black--no more ewwwww!! Tracy is a sweetie! I meant to tell you I went into that antique shop on Sandusky--GORGEOUS stuff--samplers, crocks and a fab pie safe--but woo hoo!! THE PRICES!! Still, really nice to see the good stuff. When are you going to send that breadboard to me?!? ;)--Jan