Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

And Happy 'Belated' Birthday to my youngest. His official birthday was yesterday, but we tend to celebrate it on Halloween. Before things get crazy around here, I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

I even made a birdhouse to celebrate. No, it's not mini.... It's for my front porch. It was one of those $2 birdhouse from AC Moore's that I had picked up. The handle is a drawer pull I took off my neighbors dresser that he was throwing away. WHat!! Those things are expensive, and I think I got about 20:) I was out there early one morning, using a little girl's barrette(someone had left it in one of the drawers) to unscrew each one, lol....glad no one saw me:)

...Yup, I'm still crackling over here... Would you believe my jug of medium is half way gone:(

...I painted the house with 2 coats of dark brown paint, then 2 coats of crackle medium went on, then the top coat of paint was applied. After everything dried, I went back and 'aged' it~ I took the Dremel to it:) Then I went back and inked where I had dremeled~ this adds even more character to it:) When the ink was dry, I sprayed the whole thing with an acrylic sealer. ((Actually, these are the same steps I use when I'm making my mini birdhouses.))

I really like how this turned out.....

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you and your family have a Safe Halloween!
I'm off to get those last minute details done, And then it's time to Party:)

**Before you leave though, You should stop by and say Hello at the Party that Kat The Hat Lady is hosting.... You can find it here:)
Until next Time:)


Debbie said...

Happy Halloween Katie. I hope you and yours have a Spooktacular time and Happy Belated Birthday Wishes to your

Cia of Briarwood Studio said...

I LOVE that bird house! It's wonderful! Happy Halloween!


Ascension said...

Feliz Cumpleaños para tu hija.
Espero que hoy lo paseis genial!
La casita de pajaros, te ha quedado perfecta es preciosa.
Feliz Halloween!!!!!
besitos ascension

rosanna said...

Happy birthday to your youngest, and happy Halloween to you all. Rosanna