Ahhh, Friday of a long weekend…are there any better words in the English language? And while I would argue that all Fridays are good this one is officially labelled as such so it must mean it’s extra special!
This is my first posting of a project still in progress. I’ll follow up with others as time goes on. I don’t like leaving a project unfinished (it’s like an itch in my brain) but let’s face it, sometimes the fun stuff gets put on hold while one attends to life, laundry or lunch. Not necessarily in that order…
Here’s another find from the Elegant Garage Sale. Seriously I can’t say enough good things about that place. By all means check out their website but never pass up a chance to visit it in person. The place can be a treasure trove of goodies. Just don’t forget to check out their basement.
Recently I spotted this beauty in their front display.
C’mon! What kid wouldn’t love a castle like that? With all it’s little staircases, hidden bits and fun details? I wanna play with it!
Now I know what you’re thinking. Don’t I have a boy child? Why yes, yes I do!
But I looked past the hearts, flowers and pink accents to the bare wood below and much like the pretty painted lady I liked this piece for it’s possiblities.
Although seriously ,who puts hearts on a castle? Do you think the conversation at the post-construction meeting went something like this:
Medieval client: Yeah Frank, I like it, I do…it’s just…I dunno, missing something….
Medieval contractor: Well Sir, we did have these pink heart decals, I just didn’t think…
Medieval client: No, no!! That’s perfect! Put them right up there near the parapets. Yeah that’s it! Right there!
Medieval contractor: Are you sure? You don’t think your enemies will-
Medieval client: Don’t be silly, it completes it! Plus do you see how they accent the trebuchets? That’s just the look I was going for!
Medieval contractor (in his head): I’m totally getting drummed outta the guild for this one…
But I digress…
Here are the progress shots. I’m keeping it simple – most grey with blue, yellow and red accents. I’m also working on tiny little flags for the parapets. Probably something with my boy’s initials. Or maybe a coat of arms….hmmm…
As you can see the castle conveniently came apart quite easily. Very efficent design for refinishing – those medieval contractors must have gotten their way this time.
A couple of hours (and a few episodes of House of Cards) later and here’s where it ended up:
And that’s were we leave our little story for this week. Check back later for the finished product.
Also, if you happen to be talking to my kid between now and then mum’s the word, alright?