Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Crow and Some Pink Stuff

So, I've manage to salvage a decorative resin piece my DH surprised me with last year...or the year before...I forget...

I don't mind mixin' in a resin piece here and there...but I try not to get carried away as I do like things that have some age on them...that have a history...

and these sassy crows and their pumpkins look adorable on the hearth...but some how, Mr Top Crow's beak chipped off...and so the Crows and their Pumpkins have sat in the garage, on a shelf, gathering dust...

because if a resin piece breaks, unless you can glue something back on or back together, it just becomes trash...but I hated to throw the piece away since DH gave it to me...

so there The Crows sat ...and sat...and sat...

until this past Sunday when I decided the time had come to either repair Mr Top Crow's beak or into the trash can with him and his buddy (that is actually a Huge Lie...I would have stuck them in the garden)

so here is the process of My First Attempt at Repairing a Resin Made in China For a Quarter Tchotsky...

[insert disclaimer] I am not a Professional Resin Tchotsky Repair Person so try this at your own risk...

Supplies: Pink wall patch stuff that dries white
Fine Grit Sandpaper

Craft Paint and brushes

First I sanded the rough edges of the beak down and then I filled the cavity with the Pink Stuff (it dries quickly)

After that first layer of Pink Stuff dried, I lightly sanded the area and applied a second layer.

Next, after the 2nd layer of Pink Stuff dried, I worked on sanding the lower part of the beak down some and sanding the ridge of the upper beak down too*...just so the bottom part was sooooo much longer than the top...and the ridge I sanded down so Mr Crow looked a bit more like a crow instead of a black toucan hanging out in a Pumpkin Patch...

I decided since there was no way I could match the multi-coloured finish on the beak, it would be better to just paint both crows' beaks...and while the going was good, I rubbed a little shiny black paint over both crows' feathers...

A good wiping down and I'm satisfied...I'll take The Crows and Their Pumpkins to work with me tomorrow to liven up my desk...

oh...Mungo says "hey"...yes, our cats wallow on the kitchen counter tops...that is a battle I decided to gracefully lose years ago...

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*so sorry about this shoddy photo...

5 comments:

Cathy said...

Well, aren't you smart! Great patch job!

Miss Char said...

Hey, I'm impressed, great job and thank goodness Mr. Crow was not relegated to the garden. Where did you get the pink stuff?

sheila from life @ #17 said...

you can get the Pink Stuff @ H/M or Lowe's...any place like that...

Bella Michelle said...

Good job! I have developed quite the affinity for crows over the last couple of falls so I can appreciate this piece LOL.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hey Sheila, good to see you are blogging again. I see I have missed out!

You are so good to repair your chipped pieces. I am so like you. I would not be able to throw something away like that and I too would find SOME spot for it. The garden would have been a great idea, but I see you have salvaged this piece from your dh! Great job!

Sweet kitty! I love seeing your animals.

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