Someone once told me we’re creative because we’re made in the image of God, and God is the ultimate creator. We are all creators of something. Some of us create homes for our families, some create ideas for others to execute, and some of us create trouble! And sometimes we re-create, expanding on someone else’s original idea. Recently I found an angel at the thrift store that I thought would look better with a little enhancement. Here she is after I had some fun giving her a makeover.
I chose a soft, monotone look for my new angel.
She looked like this at the thrift store. I almost passed her up.
Her face looked a bit cartoonish to me.
She’s solid wood and about 2 feet tall. I wasn’t crazy her, but saw potential.
An angel should look softer and more statuesque, in my humble opinion.
I first gave her a base coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray …
… and left the wings untouched. Next step was to bring out some definition.
Next came a white wash of half-paint, half-water. I wiped about half of it off.
A little bit of sanding lent an aged appearance.
To think I almost passed her up. But I kept going back to the aisle where she sat.
I wasn’t convinced the detail of her face would show up after aging her a bit.
But at $6.99, I finally caved in and snatched her up. I’m glad I did.
Now I feel she looks properly statuesque as opposed to a cartoon character.