Thursday, July 9, 2009


Welcome to this week's GET R DONE FRIDAY! This meme was begun due to an inspiring blogger, Barb at Treasures from the Heart. She is always so busy with some things new, and has some super ideas that she posts about regularly on her blog. Apparently she has hurt her back, so I'm not certain if she will be joining in this week. But if you are visiting and would like to join in, please do! It is very easy!
All you have to do is:
  • (1) Create post about a project you have completed - it can be something 'crafty', remodeling, planting a vine or a vineyard - it's totally up to you!
  • (2) Link in with the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.
  • (3) Visit all the participates and leave a comment so they know you have stopped by.
  • (4) Be sure to refer viewers back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, and if you like - include the GET R DONE FRIDAY picture button (seen at the top of today's post) in your write-up. Please be sure to have your post up before linking in. Thanks so much.!
For this week, I have....MORE CHICKENS! Surprised??? Well, let me tell you about them!!! I found these beauties at an Estate Sale. They are wooden, and have details carved into them. They were painted white when I found them, and someone's name is written in ink on the bottom but I can't make out what it says. I liked the way they were created. To me, they look kind of Swedish.
I didn't get a "before" picture, when they were all white, but you get the idea. I added red details, some gray feathering, and green near where the feet should be. Here are the hen and rooster, with the basics completed.And in the picture below, I 'antiqued' them both with Burnt Umber acrylic paint. With acrylics, you have to work quickly, since it is a rapid drying paint.

They are all prim and proper now, my finished project for this week!

Now, show us what YOU'VE been up to this week! I would love to see any projects, newly completed, or something you have been working on and are itching to show someone! Sign up on Mr. Linky below, and visit other names listed to get some new ideas and inspiration!


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Mighty fine-looking chickens ye have there now!

Barb said...

Managed to get my post done.
Off to rest my back now.
Cute chickens!!!

Blessings and thanks for hosting.
barbara jean

Beverly said...

Found you thru Barb--she suggested I link up today and I'm glad I did! I've got a desk chair I think I'll post, too, if that's okay.

Sammy Girl said...


I posted .. but cannot get the cute button on my site. HELP! (Maybe also due to the fact that I was up WAY TO LATE trying to get the room done.) Needing to take a pic for you and Barb was great motivation!
Betty :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

great chickens, I want love what you did with them.
A little secret on using acrylic to antique...if you spray the item with a sealer before applying the watered down acrylic, you can have better control over how fast you have too work and how much sticks or doesn't stick. I find this makes it much easier to antique any surface.
Sorry I didn't make it this week, have been canning and picking stuff out of the garden all week and really haven't done anything to show except maybe some pickles..or veggies put up in freezer.
Hope you have a great week