Bought a Painting book today
Stopped at Michael's today since I was close by at another store exchanging a BD gift for DH. Michael's has a lousy asst. of painting books--seem to be less and less each time I go in--and they seldom seem to have newer ones. Obviously, their buyer is NOT into painting! However, as I was browsing, I found a Renee Mullins book that I had seen before but didn't buy. It just happened to have a really cute Bear welcome sign in it--and I needed a pattern like that!
The reason I needed it is that last week on Trash day--my neighbor had put out a metal tub that had one side dented in. Now she sat it on top of the recycle can where I could not miss it. Probably wondered if I might want it--but hesitated to ask since it was damaged. She is really good about giving me trash to treasure items.
Of course I nabbed it, took it to ther shed and gently hammered out most of the dent. (Wish I would have taken a pic for you guys!) I'll get one of it before I start painting it.
Now my first thought was to paint it ivory and put some pink or blue stripes and some one stroke roses on it (I've seen one done like that somewhere.) Then I thought "Wait a minute! Wouldn't it be fun to paint it up and give it back to her?" Sort of like Junk Brothers on tv.
On her front porch, she has this big carved wood bear--the pic in the new book is similar to that bear! Won't that be cute on the tin planter? And I had a 40% off coupon, so why not? I might have other patterns that are sort of woodsy--but this bear is just perfect. (See how I justify spending money on more books?) Ha ha
Sorry this is so long, but wanted to share my painting "adventure' with you. I'll go take a pic of the tub, then when I finish it, I'll have a before and after for you.
Thanks for "listening". Luvs