Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Grain Bin


grain bin, distressed painting, grain sack stripes, makeover
There is only one way to paint a grain bin.

Like a grain sack, of course!








Grain bin bought at the auction a couple of weeks ago.

Old.

Oak.

Great saw marks.






Took the easy road to distressing.

First a swipe of a loaded brush.

Then follow with a swipe of a dry brush.






No sanding necessary.

This is a no-name OOPS paint.












Taped off for the stripes.

First two stripes.













Pounced blue with my trusty stencil brush.














While the paint is still slightly wet, I drag the brush through for a fabric look.












I retaped between the stripes for a thinner companion in the middle.














At this point I was on the fence about lettering or not.
















I decided the bin needed a name.

Yes, I often stencil letters upside down.










I can never leave stenciled letters alone.

I fill in the blank spaces and highlight with a shadow. 









So the bin's name is GRAIN.














It can be found in Booth C-23. 

Riverfront Antique Mall.











It is filled with lacy stuff right now.

However I am planning to make something special for it.



See y'all!










ETSY SHOP IS CLOSED








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11 comments:

  1. You are the best at just making items shine with your paint skills! Hugs!

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  2. Beautiful re love Donna. That one will sell in you booth very quickly.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  3. Love it Donna ... you are so talented. I have a bin almost like that ... not a grain bin, but close. I may just have to copy you. Hugs, Audrey Z.

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  4. Great idea! I do not think anyone thought of that before.

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  5. Lady you are so fun to watch the way you work magic with these finds. The grain bin with the stripes and lettering is perfection. Beautifully done as always!!

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  6. love it Donna! The way you painted the stripes was interesting, I'll have to try that!

    Tania

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  7. I love what you did with this bin Donna. It's awesome!

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  8. OH ! wonderful job girl,your so talented

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  9. LOVE it!! Now that is a hard place to stencil stripes and letters. Great job!

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  10. With the way the stripes and letters are placed it kind of looks like his name is "GR AIN" as in two words. That would be a cool name for one of our new alien overlords from the planet Junkiter. ALL HAIL GR AIN THE MIGHTY!

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  11. Define "drag the brush through for a fabric look." I love what you did to it...great improvement over its natural state. That will sell in a heartbeat.

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