Finally got the Kerosene can painted

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Some may remember this from my blog entry about our Anniversary weekend back in May, it has pictures of all the goodies I bought for the Garden....junque of course.

    This is the kerosene can before...
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    This is it after I finished...
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    Now I am itching to do more painting, I have to dig out all the junque goodies I have been collecting and see what I can paint. Failing that I might just have to finally start on the kitchen cabinets or the linen closet door.
     
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  3. kaseylib

    kaseylib Young Pine

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    You make it look easy...are they bluebonnets? I can stencil, but have no talent for doing anything freehand. I love "junque" for the garden!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh what a difference Toni. That old can looks soooo good now. I'd be proud to have it sitting in my garden - especially has it has one of my favourite colour of flowers painted on it!! :stew2:
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I love what you've done with that can Toni! Looks great!
     



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    Biita Arctic-ally Challenged Forager

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    Toni, that looks wonderful,, can i ask tho do you put a sealer on any of your projects. you know to weather proof them, because they are just too nice to have the elements ruin them.

    i say "they" because i have looked thru the threads an see your other awesome stuff. well done!!!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    My, my, my... Toni-- you have created a work of art there. I really like it! Your place is going to look super with all the neat things that you are collecting.
    You sound desperate to ...paint. Are you a latent paintit-a-holic? ;)
    BTW... your stuff is good, so you can skip the PA meetings.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I really like what you do to garden junk/junque, the "Toni touch" is always something to peak the attention.
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Looks good, Toni. The painted flowers really made a difference.
     
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    A humble kerosene can - transformed in such a magnificent way - Toni you are a wonderfully gifted artist.
     
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    Great job!!
     
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    You always do such good work Toni. You've done it again, the flowers are very nice. Great work.
     
  13. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Thanks everyone, I am really pleased with how it turned out.
    I have a coloring book of garden flowers, I had it opened to the page of Bluebonnets and copied them, sort of but not quite exactly :rolleyes: The flowers on my desk top....the wooden one, not the virtual one on the computer...I traced the flowers on there then painted them. Just wish I was brave enough to venture into trying to paint something besides the same flowers over and over.

    Sjoerd, when I am painting I finish one thing and scrounge around for the next thing I can paint. When I am knitting and finish an item then I do the same thing, also when I am gardening or anything else I am doing....just an 'a-holic' in general. That is except when it comes to cooking or cleaning.

    Biita, I have several things that have not been put outside yet because they need to be sealed, but yes I do seal them. Sometimes I have used the wrong sealer and the hot Texas sun ruins them, like my "Beyond this place their be dragons" sign, I have to re-paint that one...I guess the sealer was too old to hold up.
    The kitchen cabinet doors "Old doors, new use" topic are not going outside, I have them leaning against the wall on the other side of my computer area. I just couldn't see them ruined outside I like them too much.
     
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    How pretty. I see you are having a Good Winter. :-D
     
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    kuntrygal Texas Rose

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    Beautiful Texas Bluebonnets... Toni you did a wonderful job!
     
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    kuntrygal Texas Rose

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    I looked for the pics of the 'junk' you bought last May, but I couldn't find it :'( Was anxious to see your finds! I know they were something that you could see would be spectacular ;)
     

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