Monday, October 5, 2009

Rusty Ladies


I just had to share my latest thrift shop find... can you believe these ladies only cost me $4.50!!! Yep that's right, $4.50 for both! They had some problems though. The head had been broken off one but was still attached by a rebar that ran down through the center. The other had some hair broken off and was missing and they both had paint chipping and flaking off everywhere. So I brushed them down with a wire brush and used concrete patch to repair the broken head and sculpt some new hair. Once sanded, hubby blew them off with his air compresser and I used my homemade rusting technique on them. Aren't they fun! I think I need to make them some hats and masks... maybe some wings?

4 comments:

Rose said...

You lucky thing! It takes a good eye to recognize the possibilites in something like these beauties. Glad they found such a good home.

Lynn Stevens said...

You never cease to amaze me, such talent!!!

Sandy said...

Nice. Amazing how much detail you can see with the rust.

Jen Crossley said...

WOW these came up just gorgeous Inka
Jen