A long time ago, my maternal grandfather owned a dairy. My mom had saved some of the milk cans, intending to spray paint them silver so they'd look like they did back then. I don't remember what exactly we talked about but somehow I ended up with one coming home with me in all it's rusty glory.
Another project I need to redo is the shadow box I put together after my mom died:
It holds a photo of her when she was about 18,
|My beautiful mom!|
her watch (which I actually took in to have fixed but it was beyond repair):
and things she loved and collected - salt cellar spoon(with a rose on it-she loved roses!):
hummingbird pin (one of her favorite birds):
sea shell(we spent many an Easter vacation at the beach with her):
Some of the pieces have come loose so I need to fix those. But I'm not sure I like placement of the items. I think I'll take it all apart and play with where they go. Plus I kind of want to paint the frame blue as it was her favorite color. I plan on putting this in the guest room where I'm using her bedroom furniture. You can see the furniture in this post.
I did manage to finish 2 projects. One is a pillow I made for Bruce using a t-shirt that was given to him and too small for him to wear:
Lastly, I repainted my kitchen mat...This is how it looked when I first painted it:
But after two years of getting walked on, the paint had crackled and had worn off in some areas. I came up with a new design, painted the background with ASCP Old White,
drew my design with chalk, painted the chicken, then added the words and stars on the edges:
That's it for now. I'd love to have feedback on the milk can and shadow box if you have any ideas. And hopefully, I can share the two other projects that didn't happen soon. Until next time, have a blessed weekend.