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After a week of complications, I was in the mood to do something simple, creative,

and fun today…so I dropped into our local thrift store, settled on a

nice 18th century style figurine for $20…

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Click to enlarge if you want to study the subtle (?!) nuances of color…

I sanded this little beauty down just a bit, roughing her up with

sandpaper to slightly de-gloss her and make it easier for the paint

to grab, and happily dragged out my hoard of gray paint…

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This was my inspiration…Kathy Dalwood’s lovely cast concrete figurines…

the cement updating their 18th century charms…

Kathy Dalwood

…more Kathy Dalwood here in my post “Pretty Gray things”…

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I used C2’s Stomp paint (flat finish) to completely cover.  Then adding a light gray beside

Stomp on a plastic tray,  mixed the lighter gray in a bit to highlight and add that “bloom”

you get on weathered metal… being somewhat careless in the application…

The decorative swag is a piece of bronze furniture ormolu I painted

earlier …awaiting another project …

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Pensive in the setting afternoon sun…

next to a weathered small zinc pot, crystal dropped shelf…

Wisteria

Wisteria zinc tones updated trumeau…

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And zinc rooftop finials…

You could say I have a thing for gray…

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