I'm working on some Gingerbread men magnets made from music sheets to show ya'll in the next few days. But they aren't ready yet because
I've had to finish up this Old Crow cabinet.
When I first won it at the auction (Sorry, in a hurry to paint, I did not take a complete before photo!) for $8.00 it was an almost sea-foam, glossy green inside and out.
|This photo makes the color look way prettier than it was.|
But I went ahead and painted the outside a deeper Olive green.
The top of it was the most time consuming. Someone had put that sticky tile on the top, meant for floors, and it was a devil to get off. I could've used strong stripper but that stuff really aggravates my breathing. So I opted for just scraping and chipping.
I even got so tired of scraping that I decided to try the music sheet cover up for the top.
But that went horribly wrong....
So I pulled it off quick before it dried....
And I just started scraping more and more. I finally got it down to this and I did a light sanding on it.
That way it left some black tint to the edges and I added some black streaks to the front and sides.
And I used my stencils to stencil on some OLD CROW GAME CO wording with an old crow in the middle.
And then sanded a lot of the edges and it was all finally coming together.
I went ahead and added detail to the inside too with stencils.
And I left the original inside color the same.
And here it finally was.
with the decent top,
It doesn't show it, but the top is now smooooooth from the sanding.
I originally won this cabinet for $8.00 at the auction, after painting it and chipping pieces by pieces from the top, I'm pricing it for $39.99 in my craft booth.
Before I go, thought I'd share a few pics from around our lil' neck of the woods.
Take a look at this little squirrel I spotted running down a tree. I guess he's out gathering some nuts now that the cold is on it's way.
The turkeys are rambling around my yard looking for the last of the berries.
These little chicks that I bought early this year, in Spring,
|That's my dog watching over them. She thinks she's still their momma.|
have grown up
and have just began to pay for their keep.
Here's my very first 2 eggs!
See ya'll next time, and hopefully I'll have the gingerbread men magnets ready!