Last month,during the Artista Retreat photos, you may recall this one here of my handsome husband? Well, what Riley was up to in this photo was the remaking of a very well used StarCraft popup camper into our new veggie stand.
No photos of the actual cutting down and rebuilding to share with you,as there was way too much sweat and grunge!
Plus,I found it rather difficult to hold the camera while steadying the pipes in place so Riley could weld them together! ")
Here is the newly built stand getting the base coat of paint. I will say that my resourceful "superman" used all found materials from his scrap pile out back-nothing purchased to build this!
Riley always says,"that's why farmers never throw anything away!"
and I quit saying,but you're not a farmer! lol
Final base coat before the painting fun begins!
Time for stenciling! I love the mod look achieved with the stencils and colors I chose.
Now to share the fun!
Here is my lovely dil,Neda,helping out with the painting! and of course Chum has to watch!
Riley taking a five minute break ! ")
Only one missing is my son Len-who is over at the pond,scooping out the weeds, his way of relaxing!!
A bit of detailing and phone checking- teehee
|Americana Chalky Decor Finish-the only paint you'll ever need! (commercial worthy? I don't think so! teeheehee)|
Finally, here I Decou-Page d the veggie graphics I printed out and hand-painted the names. Finished off with two coats of gloss varnish.
Our finished veggie stand!
Americana Decor Stencils-
Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencils-
AMERICANA MULTI-SURFACE ACRYLICS:
Americana Decor Chalky Finish:
Americana DuraClear Gloss Varnish
Americana Decou-Page Matte
Thanks so much for joining me again today and stayed tuned...more fun painting posts coming real soon as well as some shared excitement about whats happening here in my my part of the world!
there's still this week to join DecoArt's Americana Decor's Second Chances Contest!