There is beauty in almost everything. When I found this old bent and broken pan, I thought this pan probably has cooked many a fine meal. What can I do to re-establish it and make it into something useful again? Since I love to paint, naturally painting something on it came quickly to mind. And since I love to paint birdhouses it seemed to be the perfect match. So, birdhouses it is. I have painted them on many different surfaces, but on an old pan is a first.
I had no idea what to do with it when it was finished. It ended up being used in my kitchen pantry to hold small packaged items such as ranch dressing, onion soup, etc. It found a happy home at last.
Most of the birdhouse patterns were designed by Jamie Mills-Price. The others just popped into my head (I’m sure you can tell the difference).
I love to paint on many different kind of surfaces. One of my favorite surfaces in a plain old coffee can. These metal cans will probably become a thing of the past since they are being replaced with plastic (boo hoo). I make wooden tops for them. They make good containers for just about anything, especially cookies.
This cute snowman was designed by TerryeFrench. It is from her painting book “Winter Holly and Christmas Jolly” published in 2000. Unlike me, some things never seem to grow old.
Would love to hear from you about your painting experiences and your favorite patterns that never seem to grow old.
This is just a handy little wooden box that offers storage for everyday items such as pins, needles, buttons, keepsakes, and all sorts of treasures. It was painted medium blue with fruit on a dark blue top. I finished it off with a coat of clear varnish. Yea, pretty neat box.
Do you have a handy little box you use to store your treasures? Please comment!Would love to hear from you!