Sunday, August 29, 2010

PROJECT 365...ducks to hibiscus

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I haven't taken many pictures this week but I did finally get my last coat of paint on my 'thrift' $5 trunk (that used to have blue background with five white ducks)...

Several weeks ago I started this project...and with all the humidity we've been having, I never could get it finished.  

While using all the spray paint, I had to be outside for this task.  Here it is with the final coat of textured paint.  (I had previously painted the brass edges to a nice flat black and had taped over it after it had dried a couple of days.)

After lots of careful pulling of the painter's tape, I revealed the black edging and its new paint...the flash in the previous picture washed out the color, even though I had "enhanced the shot".  

I bought a clearance hibiscus-pattern stencil several weeks ago and used a sharpy to fill it in...I did NOT want to have to get all my paints out again.
Once the Sharpie dried, it was ready...not too bad.   

It took a couple more cans of spray paint to cover the ducks but I'm very happy with it...and my afghans probably like their new home behind our recliner. (I realized when I opened it, I had NOT painted the under-sides of the brass straps...hahaha.  Well, they're staying brass b/c I'm NOT taping and spray painting this piece any more!


Joyce said...

Wow...great job! I love this !

Sassy Granny ... said...

I fear I've missed out entirely on the "clever" and "creative" genes. You must have gotten my allotment!


sara said...

I love this!! you did a great job....and I wouldn't go back and paint the underside either!!

How are you doing this week? I hope your daughter is calling you more than my son!! :) When will your daughter come home for the first time?

Mocha with Linda said...

You are a talented and creative woman!

rita said...

Very good work n such a great find! I'm afraid I am not as creative.

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow that looks great. Nice job.


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Tori said...

Amazing job! What will your next project be?
Have a super week!

McCrakensx4 said...

Oh love that pretty. Great job!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Love those bargains especially the ones that turn out like you want them too!

Can't wait to see it up close!


Spring M Fricks said...

Oh my word it is beautiful!! I love it. I would like one for myself although I would have done the same thing and NOT painted the inside brass. I am totally impressed!

H-Mama said...

You did a beautiful job! :)

Ms.Daisy said...

Great job on the little trunk! I really think you did a super job on it...great for storing those afgans and throws!