A easy project started me thinking about this box in my garage. She had been shunned for more than a week!
Did you notice how dusty and ignored she looks? Well, I decided she needed to be Welcomed in her new home. I already loved her (after all, she is the third one I picked this year!!, sad but true), so I did not want to see her sent away like all the others. She was well prepared for her travels...look:
Can you tell she KNOWS how to travel? Metal bars to protect her (she is beautiful) foam to insulate and plastic just in case no one is home to welcome her in right away.
(from Ballards site)
Yes I am hoping three times is a charm. I had SO much fun painting, glazing and adding a bit of glam for her, I am sure we will all be happy.
I did not take a picture "out of the box", but you all have seen these, just basic white poly-what ever. The first two coats where the same gold as the ceiling. I started with a regular paint brush, but soon learned a cheapy foam brush worked best to get to all the details. After it dried I used some left over glaze and it started to look like this..
I really love the darkness in the details, as you know it makes it look very old and loved.
Here's another view....just smitten....but for now it had to dry overnight.....
When I got up I decided she need a bit more glam, as in Rub n' Buff in antique gold... perfect touch...
Love, sweet love.....and then more of this magic (it IS fun to play!!)
The Mister is going to hang both today, so I will have a picture tomorrow to show ya'll. I will also show you the new floors in the dinning room. Finally the dinning room is almost the way I want it. So excited.
I want to thank all of ya'll who stopped by to see my summer front porch. A special thanks to all who left such sweet comments and became my newest followers. I have felt very welcome in blog land! Hope all who are/where in the path of Irene are fine and with power. Make it an amazing Sunday!