CrowCorner

Crow Corner Primitives Hand-Crafted Home Accents

Wisconsin, United States · 402 Sales

CrowCorner

Crow Corner Primitives Hand-Crafted Home Accents

Wisconsin, United States 402 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(89)

Announcement   WELCOME TO CROW CORNER PRIMITIVES! These are just a few of my hand-crafted items! I specialize in rustic hand-painted Barn Quilts, primitive signs, shaker-style painted furniture and other primitive home decor. All of my items are made out of my barn workshop in rural Wisconsin.

I'll try to answer FAQ's about my barn quilts here.....

BARN QUILTS: Available here in three styles... 2' Small Frame ($75 + $17.95 s&h), 2' Thick Frame ($85 +$22.95 s&h) and 3' Thick Frame ($135 + $45 s&h). Larger sizes (4'-8') are also available, however anything larger than 5' is for local pickup only. Small Frames are 3/4" pine nailed to the edges of quilt. Thick frames are 1 1/4" pine routed with a groove to enclose the edges of the quilt. All frames are finished black unless custom requested differently. I am also happy to do custom quilt patterns as well. Just send me a custom request!

MATERIALS: All of my Barn Quilts are painted on 1/2" sanded surface plywood. (I don't use exterior grade plywood due to the extremely rough surface.) They are painted using 2-3 coats of Premium Exterior Latex paints with primer (Behr Ultra Premium, because I LOVE their colors!!) followed by distressing and a dark stain (this adds to the "aged look"). I then offer 4 finishes at no extra charge:
INSIDE HANGING:
is be hung inside, either just the stained matt finish, or one coat of satin or matt finish urethane is all that's needed.
OUTSIDE HANGING: Each type has it's own pros and cons... And please note that as with all wood outside in the elements, it IS going to weather eventually.
1) No Urethane: This lets the quilt weather on it's own, naturally. No shadows or glare from the sunlight on the finish.
2) 2-3 Coats of Water-Based Exterior Urethane in a Satin finish. Water-based urethane dries crystal clear and has virtually no "ambering" with age, however, occasionally there may be a slight milky look to the surface if there has been prolonged exposure to rain/moisture, but this usually dries clear again. Quilts will still weather eventually.
3) 2-3 coats of Oil-Based Exterior Urethane. Oil-Based Urethane offers slightly better protection from elements, however, age can cause "ambering", which can make some lighter colors become darker, and the weathering to become more noticeable.
Please note your finish preference in the "Message to Seller" section upon placing your order. Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions!

TURNAROUND TIME: Since all of my items are custom " made to order" at the time of order, please allow 4-6 weeks for production and delivery. Many times it will be sooner, however orders will be filled in the order they were received. I do the barn quilts in batches (usually 10-15 at a time) and they usually take roughly 2 weeks from start to completion. Occasionally, I have items available for immediate delivery, and it will be noted as such at the top of the listing. Please contact me BEFORE placing order if there is a time crunch. Every effort will be made to get your order out in a timely manner, however, sometimes there are delays beyond my control.

ALSO NOTE: There will be a cut-off date in mid-November for orders that can be guaranteed in time for Christmas Delivery. All orders received after the cut-off date will be done and shipped mid to late January as I close down my workshop to enjoy the holidays. If items are purchased as gifts, I will be happy to send a "Your Gift is on the way" Card, and as always, Gift Certificates are available!

Feel free to check out my website at www.crowcornerprimitives.com for more of my signs and my facebook page at www.facebook.com/crowcornerprimitives.

Happy Etsy-ing!! Have a great day!

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 14, 2016

WELCOME TO CROW CORNER PRIMITIVES! These are just a few of my hand-crafted items! I specialize in rustic hand-painted Barn Quilts, primitive signs, shaker-style painted furniture and other primitive home decor. All of my items are made out of my barn workshop in rural Wisconsin.

I'll try to answer FAQ's about my barn quilts here.....

BARN QUILTS: Available here in three styles... 2' Small Frame ($75 + $17.95 s&h), 2' Thick Frame ($85 +$22.95 s&h) and 3' Thick Frame ($135 + $45 s&h). Larger sizes (4'-8') are also available, however anything larger than 5' is for local pickup only. Small Frames are 3/4" pine nailed to the edges of quilt. Thick frames are 1 1/4" pine routed with a groove to enclose the edges of the quilt. All frames are finished black unless custom requested differently. I am also happy to do custom quilt patterns as well. Just send me a custom request!

MATERIALS: All of my Barn Quilts are painted on 1/2" sanded surface plywood. (I don't use exterior grade plywood due to the extremely rough surface.) They are painted using 2-3 coats of Premium Exterior Latex paints with primer (Behr Ultra Premium, because I LOVE their colors!!) followed by distressing and a dark stain (this adds to the "aged look"). I then offer 4 finishes at no extra charge:
INSIDE HANGING:
is be hung inside, either just the stained matt finish, or one coat of satin or matt finish urethane is all that's needed.
OUTSIDE HANGING: Each type has it's own pros and cons... And please note that as with all wood outside in the elements, it IS going to weather eventually.
1) No Urethane: This lets the quilt weather on it's own, naturally. No shadows or glare from the sunlight on the finish.
2) 2-3 Coats of Water-Based Exterior Urethane in a Satin finish. Water-based urethane dries crystal clear and has virtually no "ambering" with age, however, occasionally there may be a slight milky look to the surface if there has been prolonged exposure to rain/moisture, but this usually dries clear again. Quilts will still weather eventually.
3) 2-3 coats of Oil-Based Exterior Urethane. Oil-Based Urethane offers slightly better protection from elements, however, age can cause "ambering", which can make some lighter colors become darker, and the weathering to become more noticeable.
Please note your finish preference in the "Message to Seller" section upon placing your order. Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions!

TURNAROUND TIME: Since all of my items are custom " made to order" at the time of order, please allow 4-6 weeks for production and delivery. Many times it will be sooner, however orders will be filled in the order they were received. I do the barn quilts in batches (usually 10-15 at a time) and they usually take roughly 2 weeks from start to completion. Occasionally, I have items available for immediate delivery, and it will be noted as such at the top of the listing. Please contact me BEFORE placing order if there is a time crunch. Every effort will be made to get your order out in a timely manner, however, sometimes there are delays beyond my control.

ALSO NOTE: There will be a cut-off date in mid-November for orders that can be guaranteed in time for Christmas Delivery. All orders received after the cut-off date will be done and shipped mid to late January as I close down my workshop to enjoy the holidays. If items are purchased as gifts, I will be happy to send a "Your Gift is on the way" Card, and as always, Gift Certificates are available!

Feel free to check out my website at www.crowcornerprimitives.com for more of my signs and my facebook page at www.facebook.com/crowcornerprimitives.

Happy Etsy-ing!! Have a great day!

Hollie Forsman

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Hollie Forsman

Primitive Sign for Teacher's retirement
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(89)
milesandmoe2013

milesandmoe2013 on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am so thrilled with my barn quilts. As I said in the other review I wish I had a bigger house in order to show more of these. Your work is beautiful! Thank you so much!

milesandmoe2013

milesandmoe2013 on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love my barn quilts! My only regret is that I don't have a bigger house. I will be buying from you again, only a smaller one to hang outside my front door. Thank you for your beautiful work!

kthy200

kthy200 on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece. Going up on our barn in the mountains. Thanks!

susanna42

susanna42 on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love my custom colored barn quilt. Thank you for the great help in making my color selections. Wonderful service!

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Updates

By request.... Here's a picture of the same quilt and colors, showing the difference between Finish Option 1 - paint only (left) and Option 2 - Distressed and Stained (right).
Coming soon.... A pic showing the same quilt in all 4 finish options!

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Need a Mother's Day gift??? How about letting Mom pick her own barn quilt with a Gift Certificate from Crow Corner Primitives???
This gift certificate is for any 2' barn quilt with a regular frame.

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Another new pattern!! Twirling Star! Available in 3' and 2' sizes. (Both frame styles are available on the 2' version, too!)
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About

Crow Corner Primitives is a One-Woman Workshop!

I started in wood-working about 30 years ago, by having an annual craft show in the fall with my mom. Starting with just a little band saw and a scroll saw, I cut out, painted and assembled all items myself. It didn't take long for it to morph into building shaker-style furniture, and even though the tools got bigger, I still did all the work myself. I always told people that I got my talent for working with wood from my grandfather! (The cleaning up my workshop and putting my tools away, came from my grandmother!!)

Originally from Iowa, I spent many years working in the banking/accounting fields, but my heart has always been in the workshop. I briefly lived in Lexington, MO, and I had a taste of having my own little retail shop, which is where Crow Corner was born.

I married and relocated to Wisconsin, where we live on a small acreage. My husband loves to help out in the workshop, too, so together we make quite a team! We've set up a workshop in the garage part of the old milk barn and got to work. Now, my husband has started a hobby in melting and casting aluminum! (Look for some of his items to be listed here soon!!) Aside from the workshop, we have chickens (and yes, I built their coop!) and added a garden and now I look forward to the possibility of having my own store here on the property some time in the future. Life is good and the future looks bright for Crow Corner Primitives!!

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    I have been working with wood for almost 30 years, first dabbling in wood crafts then building custom shaker-style furniture as well. I love the challenge of working on custom pieces and love coming up with new ideas!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 21, 2015
Welcome to Crow Corner Primitives! All of my items are hand-made in my workshop in Western Wisconsin. Aside from the barn quilts and custom signs shown in my shop, I also have over 350 sayings and build furniture as well.

Feel free to check out my website at www.crowcornerprimitives.com! Thank you for stopping by my shop and check back often. New items are always added!!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment with credit cards accepted through Direct Checkout, and also via Pay Pal at crowcornerprimitives [!at] gmail.com.

Check or Money Order can also be mailed to Crow Corner Primitives, N5831 670th St., Ellsworth, WI. 54011.
Shipping
Unless otherwise noted, all items are custom made after order is received, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Keep that in mind when ordering for Wedding and Anniversary signs! Also note that there will be a cut-off date for Christmas orders. Purchases are generally shipped via USPS for most items, larger barn quilts via Fed Ex.
Additional policies and FAQs
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding color combination, order turn-around and any other concerns. Please note that items are highly distressed and stained, so there may be slight differences in color, etc... That's just part of the character!! Please message me when placing order if you don't want item distressed or stained.

Crow Corner Primitives would LOVE to see pics of your barn quilts in their NEW HOMES! Pics can be emailed to me at crowcornerprimitives [!at] gmail.com I'd love to share them on my Facebook Page for Crow Corner Primitives in Album named "Barn Quilts in their New Homes! Thanks!!!