depends on your definition of "junk"...

April 24th, 2010 in member junk     
curlyrachel curlyrachel, member
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before: gag!!! what a piece of JUNK! ;)this is almost exactly what it looked like before, but it had a plain border and different background engraving. i loved the shape, simple detailing and the TEXAS (i cant ever let these okies forget im from texas.  im a pill like that!) of it, but the bling/flashy-cowboy factor was WAY too high for me.  i wanted funky, not farmy! 
i knew right away what i wanted to do with it:  finally get some practice with the paint and glaze technique i learned at http://allthingsthrifty.com/.
after:  awesome!!!after priming (with kilz spray) and painting with krylons bahama sea spray, i followed all things thriftys glazing instructions using valspar glaze tinted black.now i have what i really wanted: a pin that looked worn around the edges, and as if age had been getting into the detail for quite some time.
and heres what it looks like on my new hat.  i cant wait to wear it tomorrow!
before: gag!!! what a piece of JUNK! ;)this is almost exactly what it looked like before, but it had a plain border and different background engraving. i loved the shape, simple detailing and the TEXAS (i cant ever let these okies forget im from texas.  im a pill like that!) of it, but the bling/flashy-cowboy factor was WAY too high for me.  i wanted funky, not farmy! 
i knew right away what i wanted to do with it:  finally get some practice with the paint and glaze technique i learned at http://allthingsthrifty.com/.

before: gag!!! what a piece of JUNK! ;)

this is almost exactly what it looked like before, but it had a plain border and different background engraving.

i loved the shape, simple detailing and the TEXAS (i can't ever let these okies forget i'm from texas.  i'm a pill like that!) of it, but the bling/flashy-cowboy factor was WAY too high for me.  i wanted funky, not farmy! 

i knew right away what i wanted to do with it:  finally get some practice with the paint and glaze technique i learned at http://allthingsthrifty.com/.


i'm so excited to turn junk into something great.  the possibility, the creativity, the joy of transformation!  usually, i think of junk as old stuff, but today i turned some brand new junk into a beautiful thing that looks old!

i went and bought a lovely new casual cowboy hat made out of palm leaves.  it's soft and fun and will shield my face nicely from the sun while i'm out at the oklahoma city festival of the arts tomorrow.  while the nice man was shaping the hat for me, i saw a hat pin with possibility.

you can read all the details at my new-ish crafty blog:  http://curlyandcrafty.blogspot.com

hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Pattern or design used: My own design - curly & crafty
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, artwork, funky, country, jewelry, blue, turquoise

Comments (6)

curlyrachel writes: thanks, ladies! can't wait for the next projects! now i know why it always takes everyone so long from posting the befores to the afters!! Posted: 2:50 pm on April 27th
junkermidge writes: Nice transformation!
Midge Posted: 8:32 pm on April 26th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Excellent! I also thought it was a belt buckle... Posted: 4:37 pm on April 26th
RustyDiva writes: Thought this was a belt buckle at first ~ great job giving it character. Love the hat! Posted: 11:34 am on April 26th
MakinItHappen writes: This is most impressive. Your painting technique is amazing. I must try that one something. LOVE it. Posted: 11:48 am on April 25th
alicemom writes: Good girl! It looks fab.
smiles, alice Posted: 12:32 pm on April 24th
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