I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! It is H*O*T here! It hit 98 degrees yesterday while I was out antiquing! Summer is offensive to multiple senses - you practically melt when you're outside, but then you freeze to death when you're inside! You smell like BO outdoors only to come in and smell like a wet dog. Don't worry, I do take showers! ;)
Anywho! I've had this sweet little birdie resting on my living room dresser for awhile now. I bought it from Hobby Lobby last year to go on my old purple dresser. But now I have a completely different style chevron dresser. So little birdie needed an update!
Here she is before (Yes, it's a she. I checked).
I used my free Valspar sample, Bayside. Here she is after three coats.
I coated her with a sloppy layer of Valspar antiquing glaze. I just used a foam brush then threw it away afterwards.
I had a moderately damp rag that I wiped over the entire bird after the glaze was applied. I didn't want the glaze to be too overpowering, so I wiped off the glaze immediately before it could dry on too much. I just left it in all the natural details.
"Nothing going on here - just a birdie hanging out on the porch!"
Isn't she so sweet?
This wouldn't be a Katie post without a blurry close-up!
Now she's sitting on the "new" table I bought at an antique store yesterday! What? Yes, I bought a refinished piece. It was weird, but I adore it on my back porch!
Doesn't she look so sweet with the yellow and white? Don't you mind that green wall in the background. I'm thinking ahead. In a few years I'll be in a new house with new wall colors. Things may just look weird around here for awhile! ;)
Here's a sneak peek at a faboo makeover I finished this weekend! You'll get to see the full reveal next weekend!