Each month I am posting some type of Christmas holiday decoration I am making in preparation for December 2013. In January, I posted about a Christmas stocking I sewed from a Goodwill sweater. This month I want to tell you about another find from Goodwill, a beautiful 15 inch high resin angel I picked up for a couple of bucks.
This is how she looked when I found her. I envisioned her being painted gold or brown.
When I first saw her, I thought of the Pottery Barn wings.
Also, I had seen these angels at Hobby Lobby and liked the finish on them.
I am not a painter; I have very little experience with paint. But you bloggers, my friends, have inspired me to try new things. I sprayed her with this satin brown paint but felt I needed to do something further with her. I almost forgot to take a picture before I moved on.
I had some white craft paint from another project and decided to try it to see how she would look.
I did like her and wondered if I should put something else on top of the paint, like wax. Like I said, I don't know much about this process and would welcome suggestions.
When I put her in our great room, I found that she was too white and stark for the room. I thought about spraying her brown again and putting a creamy or golden paint on to tone her down so she would fit in better with our colors.
So I spray painted with the brown again but decided to keep her that way for now. I like her with the gold lamp.
Who knows what could happen to this beautiful Goodwill angel. She could change colors again at any time! But, I must admit, I don't plan on sending her to the closet anytime soon, even though she was meant to be a holiday decoration! You can read more about her here.