Sunday, May 24, 2015

Birds on a Branch


Last week while at the Goodwill I found a potentially cute bird plaque. 
Before:
One of my good friends loves birds and I immediately thought of her when I saw the birds.  The plaque is heavy and well made, but not very pretty in my opinion.  I wanted to give it a simple, yet soothing look. To transform the birds I pulled out some grey The Urban Rooster   paint and painted the entire plaque in two coats.  I painted the birds in white and then to give the plaque some character and depth I used AS dark wax with some tung oil.  








30 comments:

  1. cute as can be...good job

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    1. Thank you BJ-it was a quick and easy project!

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  2. Very cute now! Those colors just weren't rocking it.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-the colors were not working before and I knew my friend would love it this way.

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  3. Those birds turned out so good! Great find. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I think the birds are cute now and my friend loves it!

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  4. So charming! Great find transformed.

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    1. Thank you-I think the birds are charming now too!

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  5. It was kinda naf before but it turned out sooo cute! Love it!!

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    1. Thank you-my friend loves the birds now and that is what I wanted so I am happy too!

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    1. Thank you Kris-the birds are cuties!

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  7. A beautiful transformation and a sweet surprise for your lucky friend!

    Thanks for your lovely comment at Kris' on Saturday re: my feature.

    Wishing you a wonderful week,

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you Poppy-my friend loved the birds and you have a good week too!

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  8. Oh what a wonderful idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-it was one of those pieces that when I saw it I had to make it pretty for my friend.

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    1. Thank you Ala-my friend loved it too!

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  10. Oh my Darrielle, I would have walked right past that plaque. How gorgeous it is after you placed your creative genius to it. No surprise your friend was thrilled with it. I need one of these - the hunt is on!!!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-I almost walked by too-but some how I noticed it and thought of my friend!

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  11. And artist AND a good friend! Good for you.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-it's nice when you can do something just for fun for a friend!

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  12. Love this transformation, it turned out beautiful love the sweet birds....and how sweet of you to gift it to your friend.

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  13. I love the transformation. I saw the potential, but you took it to a new level. Thanks for sharing at VIParty.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-my friend was happy and that is all I wanted!

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  14. It turned out so nice! Great find :)

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    1. Thank you Brenda-it was a great find and I am happy with the end result!

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