Monday, May 27, 2013

I have been migrating toward lightening and neutralizing in my living room.. I favor blues but it is difficult to incorporate blue in the color scheme.. I have a red fireplace that originally had a "screaming white" mantle.  I have been working on painting all my woodwork a soft mustard shade.. Here are some pics of the room in progress.  I painted my prairie sign this weekend not sure if I like it better.. and I also repainted my grandparents cabinet interior back to aged white from the blue..

Do you think its too colorless/monochromatic? The walls aren't white but buff actually..

This cabinet is quite a treasure to me - my folks keep after me to redo the base but I like the chippy paint.. it was my grandparents from the farm house Dad was born in - it is now burned down and I scarcely got the cabinet out before it was destroyed.  Dad repaired the base and he and I worked hard at saving the top.  The middle shelves were married in, built by Dad for me for helping him put stockade fence up :) great trade I'd say..

Friday, May 17, 2013

My latest work..

Here are two of my most recent designs.. I have long admired the pretty printing on the antique Ivory soap labels.. this sign is a variation of the old soap packaging.. perfect for the bathroom!  Hand painted in Ivory with dark navy lettering.. and primitively distressed!

The sign below was a custom sign made for a good friend, Traci of York Mountain Primitives.
 It was done in black with antique white lettering ..

Feel free to drop me an email if you would like a special request/custom sign at

Thank you for reading my blog, I appreciate it alot! :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Welcome to my Blog!

Primitive Welcome! So glad you stopped by my blog!  I am Andrea of Etters Farmhouse Primitives.  I handpaint OOAK primitive signs that are nostalgic inspired.  I also do custom work if there is something you would like created.. I have painted signs for primitive shops so if you need a sign for your booth I am your girl!   I sell my signs on Etsy, facebook and once in a while on ebay :)   Recently my work was featured in the May 2013 issue of Country Sampler - Cora Townsend's home in Washington.  My "Star Biscuit" sign was featured hanging above her sink in her beautiful kitchen.

Please come by often and check back to see what I am up to..