Like Marty, I feel that white-white things don't go with the colors of my house as well as off-white does.
Here's Marty's post showing the Roo that she stained and how she gave him a more antique look.
Roo with Attitude.
Yesterday, I finally
Here's the before white-white look.
Testing one of the two stain colors that were in Hubby's shed, I tried this one on the sheep's foot...hmmm sort of looks like milk chocolate mixed with red Georgia clay. Not exactly what I had in mind, and it certainly didn't look like what Marty used.
O-kay. Let's try the other color, American Walnut.
After first applying the stain in a few spots, and rubbing it off a bit.. this is what it looked like... Hmmm... Still not quite the textured look I wanted.
Hubby arrived, and suggested that I dab a bit more, instead of rubbing so much, which, surprisingly, helped a lot. :) Yay, Hubby.
I was so pleased with how well the sheep turned out, that I used her in a coffee table vignette in the family room.
I kept turning the tray to see which way it looked better.
I used a little footed silver dish to hold the faux succulents, but I didn't have a candle holder that worked.
After rummaging around Hubby's shed, I found an old weathered piece of 6x6 lumber. I think it must have been left over from when we had the deck built, many years ago.
Feeling more confident in my crafting, I dry brushed it with some white paint to give it that shabby look.
Then I wrapped some Spanish moss around the base of the candle.
Sorry about this angle, :) but I wanted to show you the "back side" of the vignette, because you can see both, the texture of the sheep's coat and the wood.
Thank you so much, Marty for your great idea. It was so much fun, and I'll definitely use this technique again.
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