because I have to show you what I did with an old garden ornament which I rescued from my garden when I lived in a house until my second hubby died. This angel was actually bought for him by one of his daughters for Father's Day and I would have given it back to her after his passing except that the family moved on with their lives, which is okay, I understand.
As usual, I am like a bull in a china shop when I decide to work on something new and typical of me, I didn't take a before picture. Fortunately, I found one from Christmas which depicts most of the statue so you will get an idea of what it looked like before. Perhaps you will prefer the old state, but I love the new.
It is a very attractive piece and because I worked at the Library for many years, I had a soft spot for it because it is happily reading a book.
So, here it is in all its glory and I think it looks great at the end of the hallway underneath the old mirror that I also recently "shabby chic'd".....................
This is a picture of one I found on the internet which was already made to look like a stone statue and I love it but I will have to be satisfied with mine, LOL
Something very special I have to mention because I cannot keep it until I write the post about the chair. My dear friend and neighbour, Laurie from http://laurie-whentheboughbreaks.blogspot.com/ has been watching me alter the chair and was just about as excited as I was with the end result. This lady can do just about anything and she decided that this chair desperately needed an old-fashioned doll, so yes, she just whipped one up. These are a few words she put on her blog...............
"I used very old cloth napkins and dresser scarves to create her.
So don't look too close, the stitches are not true as my grandma would say and one leg is a little longer than the other, poor little dear, but this doll was made with love.
I have made many, many dolls, all from found objects and cloth, I made my first doll when I was 10 and the love of making them just grew from there".
I'm sure you will agree with me that it was a most beautiful thing to do and it's something that I will treasure for as long as I am around. Thanks so much Laurie. This is the one she made for me..........................
And this is one she made years ago and keeps in her cedar chest until her only grand-daughter is old enough to appreciate it.
Here are a couple of pieces of my jewelry. I always have lots of this kind of stuff for sale.
Two more pieces of artwork by my son. I just framed them.
The top one is hamburgers on the bbq and the bottom one is of my grandson when he was just starting to walk - looks like a little angel.
Well, that's about it for now, going to the movies tonight with the ladies from the library where I used to work. Hope it will be a good movie and I'll mention it in my next post. Have a wonderful day.