Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I Actually Finished a Project


marleneandchair
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I LOVE having the chicken coop as a kind of workshop. Projects can stay put until I have the time to finish them, instead of being swept into a closet. (Of course, it was the apartment that had closets. The farm only has one. Pre-closet days of building.)

The chair was an unfinished one from Michaels. I first painted it a dark green. I wanted it to look old, so before I painted it light green, I put vaseline on areas that I wanted to look worn. After the coat of light green, I wiped the areas of vaseline with baby wipes, leaving the dark green showing under.

My brothers, 43 and 52, are scared of this doll. What's up with that?

2 comments:

Susan said...

IMHO, I think it's the *eyes* that disturb us when we are small. My Uncle Jerry had a ventriloquist dummy that scared Robin and me severely. Great tip on painting technique, Shirl.

Shirl said...

oh a ventriloquist dummy would be VERY scary, I think.

Thanks, Susan!