Just thought I would share with you some of the projects I worked on during the first 2 weeks of December. I finally remembered to do some before and after pics. This potato bin became a Christmas gift for a friend to give as a Christmas present.
At one of my craft shows a lady ask if I painted on anything...and I told her as long as it doesn't move I will give it a try. So she brought me her father's gardening hat (she said he had past away several years ago) She said he was a WWII veteran and he was a very patriotic man.
As I was painting this hat I thought about all the time he must have spent in his garden wearing this hat....I honestly hated to paint it.
With her approval this is what we chose..... AFTER
This lady also had a picnic basket that was her mother's and she wanted a winter scene painted on it. (Before)
Another lady wanted a mailbox painted for her father (with hound dogs chasing a rabbit...he raised these type of dogs) this was a nightmare to finish and I do hope she was satisfied with it. (am always afraid someone will not be satisfied with the finished product) With my DH help it was finally completed before Christmas....after several attempts to varnish and seal the mailbox we ended up using an automotive clear coat....it should withstand all types of weather....just hope some kid with a baseball bat doesn't come near it.
Oh I forgot to mention horses and dogs are not something I do and this was the very first time for dogs.
I tried to post this yesterday but for some reason the blogger would not allow me to upload images. Has anyone other than me had this problem.
I will try to post again soon.
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