Monday, January 25, 2010

Prim Thyme Kerosene Can

I finished this project today. I found this vintage kerosene can in an antique mall in West Virginia. It was hiding under a chair where I am sure it was waiting for me to find it. Some of my best vintage finds for painting on are usually hiding under something. Anyway, when I pulled it out, it was covered in dust and cobwebs. The cobwebs made me want to put it down immediately but instead I held it out and gave it a good looksy to make sure there were no creepy crawlies on it; I then dusted it off somewhat, fanned away the cobwebs and gave it a good "willa" inspection. I was so delighted to see it was in good condition. I don't mind a few minor dents, after all a vintage item has been used, some more than others, so I expect a few minor dings. This one had just a couple of very small dings. I painted a Terrye French angel on this piece, added a hand painted tag, a small grapevine wreath, a hand lettered tag and some homespun. As always, I had those moments of how is all this going to come together, how should I do this or would it be better to do that. Those things are part of the process of creating and crafting as we all know. Hopefully, I made all the right choices and used all the right colors. I like it; I hope someone looking in my Esty shop will like it too. It would be great sitting by a fireplace or a wood stove, not too close though. If the mantle is wide enough it would look great there too. It was a fun piece to paint. I have another one sitting on my “to do” shelf, who knows what will end up on that one. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

18 comments:

Carol said...

Oh Willa, you did make all the right choices. She looks beautiful! I love the color combinations. Hugs~Carol

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

It's beautiful, Willa!

Bear Hugs~Karen

myprimloves said...

Wow this is so beautiful Willa! Nice job! hugs Kathy

Lynn said...

Willa, this is very beautiful!! You've done a gorgeous job!! The color choices you made are totally beautiful!!

Jody said...

Very pretty Willa!

Candy said...

What a great find, you did a beautiful job. I got one at a auction along with a wooden one that has grease in it. Don't know how I'm going to clean them out.
Candy

Shelly said...

Beautiful Willa...absolutely beautiful!

Crystal Martin said...

don't ya just love Terre French designs...I know I do. Oh, by the way...happy birthday Willa.

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Thanks Crystal for the birthday wishes, that's so sweet of you.

Thanks to each of you for you sweet words of encouragement. They mean a lot to me.

~willa~

Denise said...

Look at that!!!!!!!!! Too cute!

Marie said...

Great job Willa!!! What color did you use for the background I really like it.

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Marie, I used American's Cocoa. I floated a shade in the backgroud with Burnt Sienna. I really like the cocoa color too.

~willa~

Marie said...

Thanks for the info Willa. Keep that paint brush movin' :)

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Love that Willa...I have one of those cans on my to do shelf in the basement!!!!! I love anything Terrye French!
Hugs,
Lynn

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

I love your can, very pretty!!
Kim

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you did a wonderful job on that..Love it..;)

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Love it....great job!

Angie Berry said...

I know what you mean... I'm always wondering if I should do this, do that, or not do this... I drive myself crazy with my indecisiveness!! But I do believe that you did a wonderful job on your can. I wish I could paint like that!! I love to paint, but it's one color and with a big brush. Lol!

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