Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hoot Hoot.

A quick post on a few little things I've been working on.

I was asked to create an owl picture for the shop where I sell my butterflies, so this is what I have come up with:





If it sells and I decide to create another, I might add 'feet' as it looks a bit empty on the bottom, and I may add jewels for the eyes too. I'll see how this one goes, anyway!

I also made a few more vintage music gift tags, but added black and white stitched gross grain ribbon instead of the string. We'll see how these go too! Easy peasy and relatively inexpensive to do.






I'm well and truly stocked up on vintage sheet music now, thanks to another quick trip to the Op Shop! I also scored myself a rattan trunk for $17 which, after little TLC, should look great! It's just a tad 'orange', but for the price, I couldn't resist it!





Not a good match for my French Grey trunk, but for the price it had to be mine!



So....Remove the leather straps (will rivet them back on after), spray paint it with Zinsser BIN Primer, and then perhaps the same satin acrylic as the desk and shelf. Ideally, I'd love it to be the same as my other one, but I couldn't physically scrape off all the existing stain and varnish, so paint it will have to be.

What will I use it for? Perhaps to hide some of my crafty stuff which seems to be stacked next to the table, or even a dirty clothes hamper at the top of the stairs for the kids. Not sure yet, and I'll wait and see how it 'turns out' after I've painted it.

7 comments:

Shayne said...

I love the owl picture! And the tags :) Do you sell online anywhere?

Good score on the trunk too - looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Samantha said...

I love the owl, and the tags are great. What a fantastic find that trunk was. Enjoy your day.

Jenny said...

What a great find! I'm sure it will look great painted. Love your owl too, very cute. ;-)

stormygirl said...

Thank you, Ladies!

Shayne, feel free to contact me via email if you would like to order anything! Cheers.

M said...

Love, love, love the owl, Stormy! Beautiful work, as always.

Annie@A View On Design said...

love it! At first I thought it was going to be a post about Giggle & Hoot on the kids tv show!!

stormygirl said...

Testing....

I can't comment on anyone else's blog so checking to see if I still can here...