Yesterday while at Walmart, I wandered over to the craft department to see if they had chalk paint and, they did. I bought a jar of “pumpkin” colored paint with the intention of painting the pallet “pumpkin” I had shown a day or so ago but as I was leaving the craft area, I saw all kinds of pieces of wood that I could use. I ended up getting these two:
This piece is much smaller than it looks but I bought it mainly to show Chad. He comes in contact with lots of wood and he loves messing with it – cutting it up, making things, etc. The other day he had a slab of sycamore he had taken to the mill and had the guy cut into some planks. Chad had sanded it and it was a gorgeous piece of wood. I was thinking he could cut some really thin pieces of bigger hunks of wood or across smaller trees to make these round-ish pieces. I sent it to him and said “I’ll write you when I get home and explain why I sent this to you.” He wrote me back and said “It’s called a cookie and I can guess why you’re sending it to me.” 🙂 Poor Chad. Poor Vince. When Chad was a kid and I’d ask him to help me do things – with the chickens or with the garden, he’d always say “Why do YOUR hobbies always create more work for me?” Still true!
Then I picked up this piece and figured it was cheap – about $4 – I could practice on it but the more I looked at it, the more I kinda like it for the witch piece. I showed it to Vince and asked if he had a scrap of something I could practice on. He said he’d come up with something but I think my best bet is to buy another $4 piece and get this show on the road. Vince has a lot on his plate that are problems of my making – priority number 1 being to get the dog fencing up in front of wood fence, fix a dehydrator or find the other dehydrator.
I am NOT a painter. I don’t like anything to do with paint. I don’t even like having painters come in and paint walls in the house. But, sometimes you just need a pumpkin orange board!
Not sure I’ll get around to doing this today but I might.