Let introduce you to Solemn Solomon, my turquoise tool box. Y'all have met before in my Happy Hunting post. After buying him at an estate clean-out sale, he lived wedged between the seats in my car for a couple of weeks. For new readers, I am not a hoarder. My booths are in an antique mall that is moving to the building next door so I am storing all my new stuff until the grand opening. Honest, I would not lie. Well, yes, I do use my car for storage sometimes, but I am not a hoarder!
Here Solomon patiently waits his turn for beautification. He was exceedingly patient and uttered not a word of protest at the cramped conditions.
Thus, his name Solemn Solomon!
Solomon has now moved to the screens - that means paint! I knew way back when I saw him for the first time that he should be turquoise.
I washed him with a turquoise craft paint mixed with a little water. I squirted the paint onto Solomon and then ran the wet brush across the surface.
I had previously scrubbed him free of dirt, oil, and General Grime, the guy responsible for the real-life kind of distressing!
Using cinnamon-colored craft paint I stenciled his name proudly across his chest.
As you can see here I put a faint shadow of black on one side. I also put a faint shadow of white on the other side, but forgot to take a picture!
Now you see it!
Now you don't!
Because I have not finished yet - of course I outlined all the letters!
Next I waxed with Minwax finishing paste to bring out the luster.
What were those puppies doing the whole time?
Willie hunted for lizards and skinks.
Scout was content to munch on a cluster of acorns he found.
But they generally were very good and I only got a little turquoise on Willie that wiped right off. It's just lucky that Scout is black!
Isn't turquoise the most delightful color? I love it against the orange of my army cot. The orange cot was purchased several years ago. It weighs a ton. It sits by the pool to hold pool equipment, towels, and on pleasant days a certain Distressed Donna will cover it with a couple of comforters and snooze and read!
Why is there a turquoise (I even love saying that word!) bandana tied to Solemn Solomon? My grandfather tied a rag to every toolbox, tackle box, lawnmower - everything. He always said you never knew when you might need a rag! I do not go anywhere without handi-wipes or a handkerchief or a bandana or...
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