So many bird titles, so few bird pieces. I shall have to work on that. Anyway, back when the Paint By Number inspiration overcame me I had 3 pieces of furniture pulled out to try it on. #3 has already been tagged to try something totally different on at a later date. But #2, well it made it to the race so to speak.
This is a wonderful vintage bench, solid oak, that I purchased from a neighbor's parents after they contacted me. I adore this piece, and almost didn't paint it at all. But something kept telling me that it needed a bit of something to take it's next step.
So I set out to paint it and then drew a bird on a branch paint by number to float around in the inset. At first I painted this without all the clouds and it just did not jive at all. Then I added a background to it. Meh... It seemed too bright, too in your face. I did what I always do when I get stuck on a piece. I took a photo of it. Something about looking at it on the camera screen and the computer makes your problem areas shout at you, and I usually know what to fix. Actually in the photo the clouds looked better than they did in person. But I did solve my problem.
So I distressed the heck out of it to match the rest of the bench and viola', I was quite happy with it. It's not perfect, but then what PBN ever was?
It now has a more rustic, time aged feel to it. I love it a lot! Do I say that too much?
Here's the entire bench in all her new glory! Rockin' the pretty little Robin with her Duck Egg Blue paint. I think it is perfect now, and want to keep it so badly. The Mr. is balking at moving the piano though. I get it, but I'm not sure I'll give up on him yet!
At our house it's a Musical week. My youngest just finished Summer Musical Theater with 2 amazing performances by the 50 talented kids at the Elkhorn Valley Community Theater! My 2 Sr. High gals are wrapping up a week of Band Camp and are sure to wow us with a fantastic performance at the Band Expo tonight! Good luck girls at the Drill down!
Thank you to the Ladies at Elizabeth & Co. for featuring my Paint By Number Dresser! I LOVE their party and see so many inspiring pieces and recipes! Go visit them!
Have a great week, dwiddly diddly deet...Rockin' Robin!