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December 29, 2013 by Terry

The past few days I have been busy organizing and getting things ready to put in my booth at the Old Creamery.  While going through all my stuff I came across an item that I have had for quite some time and had great plans for, but had tucked away due to other things needing attention first.  I decided that my booth needed some wall art and so it was time to do something with this item.  The item is actually a piece of an actual airplane, the tail piece to be exact.  It is a panel off the vertical stablizer (I may have spelled that incorrectly!….sorry!)

Now, I am a lover of Restoration Hardware style and I absolutely love their industrial artwork.  I just cannot afford to buy what I like.  But I can afford to try and imitate the style of it!  That is exactly what I did with my little piece of the airplane….

Here’s what I did…. I started out with some old left over fence board we had under our deck.

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Now, I wanted it to have an aged look not a fresh cut look so I mixed up an experimental concoction to stain the wood.  In a container I mixed up some left over brown stain, some white acrylic paint and …. some of my coffee!  Yah, I needed some liquid to thin it out and I was too lazy to go in the house to get some water…. I figured coffee was in the same color family and might actually enhance the look….

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The stain being an oil product kinda floats on the mixture of paint and coffee and it separates just enough to give it a nice verigated look…more natural than applying each ingredient separately.

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This is what it looks like when applied to the boards…

IMG_0189IMG_0187IMG_0199I quite like the way it turned out!  I think I will use this mixture again!

Next I got my husband to cut me a piece of scrap plywood to fit the piece of airplane…

IMG_0201Then I covered the plywood with burlap….

IMG_0205We also measured the fence boards and cut them to fit for a frame around the burlap covered plywood…

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Next I stripped the paint off the piece, it was an offensive yellow and hunter green and just didn’t look nice on the burlap…not at all the rustic industrial look I was going for.

IMG_0206IMG_0207After I removed most of the paint, I gave it a bit of a sanding to smooth out some of the bumps left by some of the paint that wouldn’t come off.  Next I gave it a thin coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, I used typerwriter.  I like how it dried in a nice flat black color.  I sanded it a bit when dry to reveal some of the aluminum on the part and some of the small rivets holding the piece together…

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Next I positioned the piece onto the burlap covered plywood and fastened it from behind.

IMG_0213Then added the fence board frame…. I love how it turned out!  I also added a medallion in the center of it after to finish it off…I forgot to take a picture though.

IMG_0223IMG_0214IMG_0224I had taken it to my booth yesterday and I forgot to take proper photos of it…I got too excited about moving into my booth!  I will take more pictures and post them on Monday …that way you can see my booth too!

IMG_0223Anyways.. this is my version of Industrial Artwork!

Happy Sunday!

Smiles!

Terry

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One thought on “Industrial Art

  1. Melinda says:

    Love this! I love that you used coffee! :)

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