The ‘storm porn’ guys are calling for a Wintery mix here on Wednesday…can we not ever get straight up snow. Does it have to be some kind of messy mix??
I needed a good spring pick me up when I heard this today, so I got right to work on this box. By the time I had finished, I knew that I wanted to fill it with seashells and other odd and ends!!
I found this cute little box while I was junking last week. It was already painted green.
I guess maybe I had me some Saints on my mind during the Super Bowl!
I painted a little black and gold design using acrylics. After it dried, I sanded it.
I dirties it up some with earth brown Aqua color.
Love the Dole label inside. I hated to cover it up!
I got two of these bags of seashells at Ross for $8.99 each.
They have really big shells and even a starfish.
I found two of these pretty green shells at Dollar General for $1.00 each.
I filled it with shells, a wreath with tiny pine cones, a gold, silk rose that I made, three mineral specimens, and burlap and twine scraps.
Aquamarine – my birthstone
Another blue mineral deposit on a rock ( forgot what it is)
Is this malachite???? I got a set of four at T.J. Maxx packaged as coasters.
I held it up to the light for this photo.
I am feeling a little warmer already!
I know that you have heard me say this before, but I LOVE decorative painting.
I miss Faux Biz and working in high end, gorgeous homes. I sort of miss getting up and going to work every day…Naw!!!! I miss the gang and the classes. I miss teaching the furniture finish class. I miss making samples. Oh, what fun to open a new product and play!!!! I miss the out of town classes, jobs, and shows in Florida and Las Vegas and Texas, etc. (*** We presented a bid and lots of samples to Johnny Cochran when they were building a huge house in Georgia. Mrs. Cochran liked gold. I have never gilded and gold leafed so much in my life!! Someone else got the contract.)
I don’t miss being up 20 ft. on scaffolding and waking up aching from head to toe. I don’t miss the fumes or deadlines. I don’t miss- missing the last step on the ladder and hitting the floor hard enough to rattle my already loose brain almost every time I came down. Duh!!!
Forgive me, I got side tracked!!!
I bought the box to put on Etsy, but I am afraid it needs to stay right here on this little side table!
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