Sunday, July 24, 2011

Magical Mermaid

I found this little cast iron beauty on my seaside vacation to St. Augustine.  She was in this wonderful antique shop full of nautical things.  She is a copy and very cheap, I think it was $4.  I decided to shabby her up a little so she would be a little softer.

  I at first spray painted her, glazed her, and sanded her up a bit.  But, this looked so harsh.

I then used a watered down gesso and it softened the mermaid up just right.  
Thanks for coming by!

Sherry
I will link to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday  at Dittle Dattle
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
White Wednesday  Faded Charm
 


13 comments:

Shelia said...

She's beautiful, Sherry! I'm sure she's very magical now! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Olga said...

She is so lovely.

Marydon said...

Oh, Sherry! She's lovely & so much more romantic.
Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Blondie's Journal said...

I love what you did to the mermaid, Sherry. It looks so pretty!

XO,
Jane

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Just lovely, Sherry. Makes me smile.

Barb ♥

The Old Block House said...

She is quite lovely.

Debbie said...

I liked her before, but I love her all "shabbied" up.

poppilinnstudios said...

Love her makeover!
-Lynn

Sarah said...

Sherry, your little mermaid is charming. She would have jumped in my bag had I been there. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Patti's Artful Design said...

I like your softened mermaid...she turned out lovely:)!

Sandi said...

She sure is pretty now!! You did a great job and she looks so much better. Happy WW!
Blessings~

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...yes....she's so much better shabbied up! Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

Lexie said...

Beauitful-if your ever in Monterey CA go to the del monte shopping center, its a beauitful outdoor shopping area-one shop has many of these in different sizes, i was able to pick up a 4 foot mermaid for only 15.99 and many smaller sizes and colors. I like what you did with yours.

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