Ok so it’s a really crappy post title, but I really couldn’t think of anything better. LOL! There are two projects in this post, one more detailed than the other, but they both ended up on the living room wall. :)
Over the summer my husband brought home a rusty old cat weather vane ground stake. He knew I would love it, and he was right! I stuck it in the front of the house along our sidewalk. Toward the end of the summer we had a nasty wind storm that broke one of the limbs in our front yard birch tree. It was hanging down so hubby and my 18 year old son went outside with a chain saw (I stayed inside, couldn’t watch, men and sharp things, eek) to remove the dangling limb. Later that day I found out the limb fell on my little weather vane, breaking the ground stake. :(
So I twisted and turned and pulled the arms off the weather vane, then used some wall mounting putty to put it on the wall. Cool huh? I like it!
Next is this cool ornate metal piece of outdoor art (what would you call it?) that I bought at a garage sale. I actually was walking through the garage and when I got outside I saw this big, round cool looking thing mounted on the outside of the house. I asked if it was for sale, she said yes. Then she took me around the front of the garage and pointed to the other piece of ornate metal art. Yep, I wanted it! I still plan to redo the second piece, but have only completed the round one as of yet.
I love the swirls and twirls in this piece. The round shape goes perfectly with the big wall clock I have in the living room and I just so happened to have an empty spot for it!
First I wiped it down. It had been on the outside of her house for several years, so it was a bit rusted and definitely grungy. Then I sprayed on a coat of white primer.
After the primer dried I used Rustoleum Ultra Cover in Espresso. Umm, yeah. Little focus problem.
Then I just used a dry brush technique with some acrylic English Rose paint and added some light touches to some of the ornate areas.
When I was all done I sprayed a couple coats of Krylon Matte Finish sealer.
This sucker was heavy, so I had to pry hubby off the coach in the den so he could hang a heavy duty anchor for me.
That’s it! My garage sale metal ornate thingy. :)