Have you ever something on your mind and you just can’t let it go? Well, for me it’s a pub sign and lately a hutch I saw at the Goodwill for 40.00 and the girls told me it wouldn’t fit in the car so I passed it up and OH the regret! But that’s another story.
I saw this picture of a sign in a magazine ( I think Flea Market Style) and of course it is an antique and had a wonderful worn look, can’t get another, blah, blah, blah. It was so quirky, just like me and I love quirky things like shell guy. I’m guessing my husband likes quirky as well since he puts up with me.
So, I ripped the picture out of the magazine and put it on my inspiration board which I will not show you because it’s partially hidden behind a pile of junk(it’s on my to do list). And there it’s been for over two years.
So after thinking about this sign for so long I got that V8 smack in the head and thought HELLO make one. So I did.
Since I didn’t have any well-worn metal hanging around anywhere I decided to use some left over boards from a cabinet I ripped apart ( I love to paint on old wood like my barn door sign). I also used the old trim and nails that were still in the trim to nail it all together on the back it’s not a pretty sight but it works.
Then I painted it. I used the first flat white I found in my work room.
I had a little trouble opening it, but won out in the end. It took me longer to open the paint can then it actually took to paint the wood.
Next, I sketched out George. After I that was done I painted, sanded and waxed with Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing wax and then a clear wax. Sanded out the parts I didn’t like, re painted and then waxed again. Stood back and admired then asked any child that passed by me what they thought. They seem to like it.
I asked my husband if he liked it, he said the nose is too big. But that’s what makes it QUIRKY.
I can finally get him off my mind. I ended up hanging George at the landing of our staircase for a touch of quirkiness.
Now if I could just get that Goodwill hutch off my mind.
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