Have you ever visited Villabarnes?
It's Rosemary's blog on which she shares
many do-it-yourself projects.
She is a genius and a whiz with the paintbrush.
Rosemary inspired me
with one of her many posts
on which she gives new life to
old pieces by using Gesso.
I went to the art store and bought just what
she told me to buy... a bottle of white,
and a bottle of black.
After I got the color layers applied,
I added Minwax's dark finishing paste wax
to seal them and give them an older look.
So my first project
was to take an old .50 cent shiny brass
cachepot that I got at a garage sale
that looked a lot like this.
|Now it looks like this.|
Then I decided to "gessify"
an old mirror I had from
The Bombay Company, remember them?
It was at the shop for over two years
and never sold. Maybe now it will?
|I will keep practicing. Not anywhere near Rosemary's fine art form, but I'm working on it!|
|Now maybe someone will buy it!|
|Now that looks much better, right?|
That was fun.
Now it's time for a snack.
Won't you join me?
(Please go visit Rosemary at Villabarnes.
She will undoubtedly inspire you too.)