Sunday, June 9, 2013

Before billboards...

 ...there were advertising murals on the sides of buildings. Hubby thought the antique shop should have one.  My grandpa chewed Red Man tobacco so I decided to make that the subject of my mural. Mine is not an exact copy but it is similar enough to get the point across.
 After carefully painting all the details, I went over the whole thing with diluted brown paint to age it. Next I sanded over the whole things so that some of the "rock" shows through the paint. Lastly, I sealed it.
I have two walls completely covered with stonework now. I love how this looks but it isn't much fun to do. One more wall...

I keep adding little items to the stock. It seems like every time I dig into a drawer, I find something else to add. Today I found a washboard and a cow bell. I can hardly wait to see what turns up next, lol.

Oh, and don't forget to pick a name for the shop's dog. He is anxiously waiting to see what ideas you all come up with. Comment on the post below with your choice. If I choose your name you will win a prize.


PILAR6373 said...

Me gusta mucho como te ha quedado,se adapta perfectamente al muro y el envejecido es perfecto!!!!

Kim said...

I love that billboard! Great work! I put a couple on the side of my flower shop, but I have siding so I used chipboard to make mine- yours is so great! I love that you can see the brick through the paint :)

Catie Dunlap said...

Here's some ideas for the pup!
Sir Darcy,Brownie,Charlie.
Here's a link to my blog. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for the Dollhouse project!

~The Redhead

De said...

Thanks everyone! This project is taking longer than I have ever spent on one, I think. But I am very pleased with how it's turning out.

April Dunlap said...

Hi De. The shop is ADORABLE! The detail you've put into the stonework outside, and now a mural? My papaw was a Red Man man himself. Yuck! :p

I am posting a link to my 12 year old's blog post on her Little House dolls--she would LOVE for you to see it(she blogs under her older sister's name, for now).

Thanks for the encouragement for her to do something HERSELF! :)