First I want to thank you all for being so faithful to link to TTT each week. I am trying to make the rounds to everyone, however I am filling in for a friend who had surgery and so I am working a couple of days a week in her place now. I know you will all understand. So bear with me and I will visit as many as I can.
I have Chicks, Roosters and a Pig in all colors and I love them.
My fun orange rooster from GW.
The lime Chick I found at TJMaxx.
And of course my speckled Rooster & Hen that I've had for a while.
When I found this wonderful yellow Pig, I just fell in love. Had to have him. He came from HG.
I thought the yellow Pig needed a friend, so I thought I would try and transform this little Rooster. First I gave him a good sanding to take some of the shine off.
Then I got out my supplies. Yellow paint, Mod Podge and Stain.
A couple of light coats of yellow paint and he looks better already.
I wanted to give it a crackle finish, but I didn't have any white glue and I was too lazy to go to the store and get some or some crackle medium. So, I thinned down some Mod Podge to see if it would work.
I painted on a coat of the Mod Podge being careful not to go over any of the areas twice and then waited for the crackle. It never happened. I know they sell a Porcelain Crackle at Lowe's, so I will pick up some for the next project. This was worth a try, but I think the sealer in the MP kept it from cracking.
All wasn't lost, I just started applying the stain and wiping off until I got the look I was going for.
See it next to the pig. Pretty close in color. I didn't make the Rooster as dirty as the pig, after all, he is a little bit more proud and cleaner. lol See the Crystal Clear can in the background. When he dries I will give him a good coat so he will shine really pretty.
All finished and I love it. Now I'm working on a vignette. I'll show you later.
I am linking to:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements InteriorsTransformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.