I use to have a little bench outside that I use to use for all sort of stuff eventually the elements took its toll on the bench and became of no use. Over the year it just sort of laid there and each time I meant to have it trashed, something came up and I forgot.
When I was looking at my foyer wall the other day I kept looking at my clock.
I think it's a nice clock but I always felt something was missing, it was just hanging there....and then the other day I thought about that lonely worn out bench outside.
It was the perfect for what I wanted to do.
I cleaned it up and managed to tone down most of the red. I then took some ocher & sienna pigments and washed over the board to make it appear even more rustic.
With that done I took a neck chain that I had purchased while away on vacation but hadn't worn for a few months and...
... spray painted it to look old & rusty using brown & then hand painted sienna in various spots. I love the statement my new/old clock now makes.
If you look closely at the top left, you can see the sand that's embedded in the wood. When I showed this off to a friend they queried why I didn't patch it up & painted it to make it look new; you should have seen their eyes when I mentioned I painted over it to make it look older...(smile)
I love the character it has added to my clock. So the next time you see an old piece of wood just lying around LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!