See this old bread board?
I bet the paint on this side of the board is lead paint, don't you? That could explain a few things. Just sayin'!
I knew I would paint it. I used some left over paints and some Plaster of Paris and mixed up a white paint, with just a hint of gray.
At first I wanted to decorate it using a stencil I made from a graphic taken from the Graphics Fairy Blog.
Beautiful graphic. I sat here and used a utility knife to cut out all the colored areas. Oh yes I did.
Big problem!! The part at the bottom that is supposed to look like a bow, looks like a dang headless frog. At least the way I cut it out did. I painted it on anyway! (hilarious). Next I painted over the headless frog. Then I tried it with the bee only. Eck!!! I'll spare you the trauma of seeing all the horrible stages. Soooooo, now this quick little project is taking some major time. I took it back down to the basement and painted two more coats of paint on the whole thing and hung it up let it dry for about 36 hours.
I had a couple of pieces of black and white scrapbook paper from Michael's that I had bought for about 59 cents each in my stash. I cut out two of the design thingies and mod podged them on, slapped on some ASCP dark wax, hit it a couple of times with the palm sander, and called it done! Then I hung this masterpiece in the kitchen beside the pantry. Oh yes I did!
I decided since it is a masterpiece, I'd just have myself a photo shoot with it!
Well there you have it - a quick project. Whatever!!
Moral of the story: Once you get your 'stuff' together, and figure out what you want, you might just create a masterpiece! (And I didn't have to spend a penny either since I already had everything).
I'm taking this beauty to these parties:
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Creative Bloggers Party Hop at Homemaker on a Dime