Saturday, August 22, 2009

New Prim(ish) or Rustic Santas

The other day at the beauty shop, I ran into our local "Martha Stewart". She told me that she had planed some cypress lumber and thinking I might could use them to paint Santas on, she saved the rough end pieces. I agreed to try. I love a challenge occasionally. I went out to her house and her husband loaded them for me. Before I left, I also got to see the oak coffee table she had built after planing the boards. She had done an awesome job. Next, I was amazed at the two antique pieces she had refinished and even built a tri-fold mirror for one piece. Additionally, she had finished a replica of an antique wall clock for herself. (Sh! Don't tell anyone, but she's building some more for Christmas presents.)
Anyway, back to the are some before and after photos. I had a lot of fun with this challenge. "Martha Stewart" gets first choice of course. More are in the works.