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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cork board

As I said in the previous post...I had a garage sale. One of my neighbors brought up a gigantic fish bowl full of corks they had saved over the years to put on the sale. My mind started whirling right away. I knew I could make something from both the corks and the fish bowl.

I had to buy it.

This afternoon my girl and I went to work. I brought out an old frame I had in the storage room. I set her to work painting the backing black while I applied some crackle glaze to the wood frame. We were in the sun so everything was drying super quick. I had my girl squeeze 4 nearly empty jars of burgundy craft paint into a yogurt cup while I cleaned my brush. The crackle turned out quite well. Not so much crackled as just distressed...which is perfectly fine with me.

After I'd finished I called up yet another neighbor to come over and check out my handy work when...

We turned around and this is what we saw in the neighboring yard.  She looked so thin...either it's a yearling that lost it's spots or a doe with young fawns?!? still nursing maybe?  I'm just speculating but it was so odd to see in the middle of the day...lawn mowers buzzing all around. Beautiful but odd.


~*~Patty said...

Brilliant use of those corks Halle! Can't wait to see what you do with the bowl too ;)
That deer looks so pretty in all the lovely greens of the neighbor's yard ... most likely hungry if it was not minding lawnmower noise even!

Adventures in Art said...

Very neat project! I love the way it turned out. I think your neighbor just wanted to see your beautiful project. :)

HereBeDragons said...

I've also made one of these. I love it!

Lori said...

What a great score! I woulda snatched those up, too! lol Great job on the cork board, love the frame, too!

Robin said...

This came out beautifully! Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about your Friday Freebies!! You have such a wonderful blog and I will be checking your older posts as well as becoming a follower. So glad to meet you!

Take Care - Robin

Carole said...

There's a local reuse center that has a huge cork board similar to yours. I was going to make one, but got other ideas. lol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How did I miss this post? Wow, love all those corks and how you used them. I was going to do something similar, but never had enough cork.

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