While those were drying, I spray painted the hinges to match. These hinges were really old but I thought a coat of spray paint would bring them back to life. No such luck. They were really crusty looking. I made a mad dash to the hardware store to grab some new ones, but they were out of black ones in the size I needed, so....silver it was (then back to the spray paint). I had to spray paint the screws as well to match. I use a floral Styrofoam square to hold the screws and spray the tops then just touch up with my fingertip after I screw them in (if necessary).
Once I sanded the doors down, primed and painted them I reattached the hardware, plus some really cute knobs from Hobby Lobby (50% off 1.29 apiece).
So, now for the fun part! The funky chickens! I use this great paper to trace my pictures when I want the same thing over and over again. Its awesome stuff and very easy to use. You lay it down (dark side on the bottom) lay your picture on top, trace over the top of your picture with a pencil our any dull object, then peel it back, and voila! Then just color it in. The lines are erasable and do not show through the paint (only sometimes through light colors, like pencil would). You can even use this paper on dark colors.
I then used some really high tech stencils for the flowers on the back. Notice the leaves? They're paint chip samples from Home Depot, but they make great leaf patterns don’t they?
Somehow, I wanted to incorporate a fun basket of eggs into this chicken coop, but I just wasn’t sure how, when this quirky little idea popped into my head one night.
I was lucky to find this bowl set at the local Rescue Mission Store for $3.00 (“Winning!” I could use the one bowl for the piece and sell the other bowls at our next craft show).
Picked up 2 packs of wooden eggs, painted them in wild tricked out colors and patterns, slapped them in the painted bowl, glued them to the top and called it a day! Yaya! Who’s your daddy?
This piece will be going with us to the Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival in July. I'm hoping somebody finds it as amusing as I do! Hahahaha!
I will be sharing with my friends @:
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