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.



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!


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

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

  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.

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

  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!!

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


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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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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