Friday, April 16, 2010

$1.00 Garage Sale Cross Re-Creation

There was a 5 family garage sale that I stopped at today on the way to pick up a cake for my youngest sons class. I didn't have a whole lot of time, but spotted this cross that was made of wood and MDF and was embellished with some flowers and wire, etc. This wasn't my taste, but I could see past the current state of the cross and envisioned making something that would suit me and my whimsical and colorful taste perfectly. I got to work after serving pizza and cake to my sons 4th grade class. They won "Spirit Day" for the whole 4th Grade a couple of weeks ago and a local pizzeria provided them with some pizzas. I thought that they needed some cake too since they just finished the state achievement tests today. Of course I think that cake is a requirement to celebrate just about any kind of special occasion! :)

Anyway, when I finally was able to get to work transforming the cross, I pulled off the flowers, petals and wires. Then I sanded it all down and primed it and then spray painted it with Green Apple by Rustoleum. After I painted it green, I applied Antique White colored polka dots and hung it on the front door. A little late for Easter, but just as cute to celebrate Spring! Even though I think we might have completely by-passed Spring this year and skipped directly to Summer. Temperatures in the mid 80's already. If that is the case, then I just can't wait to see what kind of heatwaves the Summer will bring!

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