Pesky Peter, the piano bench, started out being my favorite piece I picked in the last several weeks. However, I have come to revile him for his impish ways.
At first I had planned to just give his blue-gray finish a medium sanding so the details were shown to their best advantage.
As you can see he is a handsome fellow. I like a guy with great legs. He has a nifty lift top. He is very sturdy.
I am loving that color.
Oh, yeah, those are some beautiful legs. Just a bit of wax and Peter will be good to go. I just need a short break to check in with my blogger buddies to see what they are doing.
Well, Suzan at Simply Vintageous has an interesting post on sites to help your blog. Read here!
If you read my hare bench post, then you know what is coming.
Yep, I was hooked on iPiccy and Block.
I felt Peter would benefit from my afternoon of playing with images. I did make a special one just for him.
Take these three images from The Graphics Fairy over to iPiccy and combine them. I used the ticket above as the base and the postmark and Eiffel Tower as overlays.
This is the result - a beautiful image which I promptly took over to Block to make a four-panel poster. As with the hare bench I carefully measured more than twice and as with the hare bench the image printed out wider than it was supposed to. At least that is my story. I am sticking to it.
|The four panels|
|Mod Podged a shortened version|
|Faint overlay of Eiffel Tower|
|Faint overlay of postmark|
The edges all matched. Two coats of Mod Podge. Three coats of satin varnish. I was rolling and it was only 1 AM!
Something felt wrong. I checked the hare bench - no, he was all finished.
I checked the cloth in the sink. No, that was coming along fine and dandy.
I checked on Peter who was nicely drying his final coat of varnish.
Whoa! What is that? N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O !!!! Yes, I screamed. I had forgotten many steps ago to wipe off the excess Mod Podge. Now it was firmly encased in the varnish.
That is two strikes, Peter!
After ignoring Peter for two days I finally got the sander and went to work carefully taking off the layers of varnish and those ugly smears of Mod Podge.
Look! It worked - a little more distressed than I first wanted, but I can live with it.
Here are three photos of Peter as he stands in the living room. I might be in love again. He is so handsome. Maybe I will forgive those two strikes. They were partly my errors.
Peter graciously opened his top so I could use him for staging some other projects coming soon. I thought that he wore those fake hydrangeas well. Maybe I should have painted a little message inside. Or maybe a short piece of music. I think I will move him over near the sofa and see how he looks there.
N-O-O-O-O-O-O!!! Do not drop on my broken little toe. No, Peter, I do not believe you would do that!
Three strikes, buddy. You are out of here!
Chucks and I drove him over to the store this very afternoon. I hope he behaves for his new owner. I must go and put some ice on my toe.
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