Hello and welcome to the weekend!
Today I am sharing with you my last entry for the DecoArt Second Chances contest, our upcycled windmill.
(The contest is now over,and no,I did not win but had a great time designing and creating pieces for it! Congratulations to all the lucky winners!)
Back to the windmill,I thought I had posted about this when we bought it a year ago-but,after just spending the last hour going through ALL of my posts,I cannot find it!! I have been known to write posts in my sleep,and just forget to translate them to the computer! heehee
Anyway, we picked this up at auction- a real steal at $5.00!! Guess I was the only one who could see the potential here!
We decided right away that we both liked the "beat up" blade as it is-it adds to the charm ")
Cleaning it up removing some UN-necessaries and tightening her up before the paint!
Gessoed the blades first
added color and stenciling
I wanted you to see the close up of the center-After looking through my stash,Riley had the idea to use the old muffin tin to cover the mounting bolt! I love it!! Thanks my sweetie!
|Chum wanted in on the photographs- he is such a poser! ")|
I have to say,my inspiration for this design was our American flag.
|another photo with the sun shining on it!|
Here we have our bit of Americana,
on the "Art Barn",as my artistas lovingly named it!
DecoArt Products used:
Americana Decor Chalky Finishes~
Americana Multi Surface Satin~Cottonball
Americana Decor stencil"Distress Harlequin"
Andy Skinner "Tornado" stencil
Andy Skinner "Whirlpool" stencil
I do hope you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for stopping and if you are not a follower- why not join me now? Have a super weekend!