Monday, April 13, 2009

~Update On Lisa~ Strainer Makeovers~

Happy Monday everyone! I know i just posted yesterday but I wanted to share what I worked on last night. It was a cloudy day all day and in the evening it started to spit some rain drops so I thought it was a good time to do a project.

First things first. I got a quick email from Lisa! She said she is feeling a lot better and if a few tests go o.k. she MAY be coming home today!! Wouldn't that be wonderful!! We can all pray that she will be home soon! We miss her in blog land! She will have a lot of catching up to do! :)

Here is my most recent project....When I went to the antique mall on Saturday I picked up these antique strainers. I think the people at the antique mall thought I had an obsession with strainers.....! I bought 4 of them! But they had no idea what I had in mind for these little treasures! Here they are before~

And here they are after~

I painted, sanded and distressed some wooden knobs attached them to the top and made them into flyscreens! I LOVE the little ones...just the right size for one little pantry cake! I have seen in primitive kitchens where they hang a collection of these on the wall...I love the look of that but I am bummed that I don't have a wall big enough to display them that way. So now I have a total of 8 that is antique...3 that are home made out of modern day strainers...and now four that have been transformed from antique strainers! I am definitely running out of space! But I am having so much fun!!

I hope you all have a wonderful day today! Rainy and gloomy here again....oh well another great day to work on some more projects! Oh yea...and I guess it's a good day to work on laundry too!...Haha! Until next time. Take care. ~Sarah~


  1. Those strainer/fly screens look really great Sarah!....and it's so good to hear that Lisa may be coming home!....that's wonderful news! Janet :)

  2. They turned out great! Nice work!

  3. Sarah,
    That is wonderful news about Lisa, I'm so happy for her & praying her tests come out good. There's just no place like home. Love your fly screen covers, you are such a busy, clever girl. Have a wonderful day.

  4. YAY! What wonderful news! :) Thank you Sarah...for keepin everyone updated. I know Lisa will be so happy to get home!!
    Love your fly screen covers-another great job, girl!
    Enjoy your day.

  5. I have a total of four flyscreens...two are from the Dollar Store that are sink strainers. I have them shaped but with Easter and birthdays that's as far as I got with them. Yours look great and I love the knobs!

    I'm so glad Lisa may come home today, thanks for keeping us all updated!
    Have a great day with the projects and Oh, the laundry too:)

  6. Great news on Lisa!! Thanks for the update.

    Your fly screen covers look absolutely wonderful. You are one talented gal.

    So, when are you making me one (lol)?

  7. Your fly screens turned out great!!!

  8. Sarah~

    That is great news about Lisa!! I will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers!!

    I absolutely LOVE your blog and your fly screen covers.

    Hugs!! Carrie♥

  9. Sarah,

    The fly screens look great. I would have never thought aabout using old ones with handles. Great idea!


  10. The fly screens look fabulous! I have one that I am working on...


  11. Love the fly screens! Great idea and great look! Will have to add that to my list of "things to look for when I'm out junkin'"! LOL ~~Annie

  12. Love the screens, great idea! I may even have one floating around here.


  13. Sarah, the fly screens look great! I actually like the anique strainers better than mine from Walmart. They look fabulous! I sure have been enjoying your blog. Great news about Lisa. Thanks for keeping us updated. Dawn

  14. OH I really like how yours turned out! WONDERFUL! :)

  15. hey just found your blog--love it!! PRimitives are the best!!! Me and my son were awing your dog and then realized his name is Carter the same as my sons!!! I am at I am in Indiana!!! Where are you from?

  16. OMG you are creative!! LOVE THEM! I ran into your blog from another blog---cute cute! Love your dog-my son was like AWE and then we realized they have the same name! CArter!! Greetings from Indiana-where are you???

  17. Sarah,
    Your flyscreens turned out great!! Thanks for the update on Lisa. Hope her tests come out good and that she gets to go home.

  18. I think I have fly screen/strainer envy. Yours turned out great. I haven't made any of these yet but I am definitely going to have to give it a try and soon.

    I'm so glad you updated on Lisa. I just sent her off an email to let her know I was praying for her. Keep us posted if you hear anything else.

    Blessings to you,

  19. I love what you have done with your shoo fly screens. They look great.
    I am very happy to hear about Lisa and will pray she comes home real soon.
    Kimmie ~


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