Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother Mary


While at my local thrift store I spied this statue of a lady praying.  I thought she looked peaceful and pretty so I bought her and brought her home. 
Before:


I wanted her to look older and aged so I got out my chalk paints in grays and whites and started to layer and wipe, layer and wipe until I got the look I was going for.  My last step was to add some dark wax to  age her.  









She just makes me feel good! 

Happy Mother's Day!  

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14 comments:

  1. You did a beautiful job. The patina is gorgeous!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  2. Wow a great job you did! Looks wonderful.

    Blessings :)
    ~Sherri

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  3. It turned out so beautiful... and an inspiration too as I have several garden statue that needs a redo... ;) Thanks

    Cielo

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    1. Thank you Cielo--I wanted her to look older and it worked!

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  4. OMG you did an excellent job! I might have missed her beauty seeing the original too, but yours is wonderfull!!! over from Ivy and Elephants.

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    1. Thank you! She just looks peaceful to me and she sold fast at the show.

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  5. Such a great job on the patina!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary--she went fast at the show!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! I saw it on Elizabeth & Co. and had to come tell you how much I love it. What a wonderful idea!

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    1. Thank you Cassie--I just though she looked peaceful but needed an update.

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