Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Chicken on a Pallet

I posted this picture on Facebook today.  I asked people what they thought it was & I got some really funny comments.  


This is the latest in my quick & easy projects I am doing to get ready for the Brasleton Antique & Holiday Festival which is only 5 weeks away!  I found this chicken outline on the internet.  It looks really simple to draw but I can't draw a stick figure so I enlarged this one on my copier.  



I had to piece it in 3 sections but it was fairly easy, I drew a line across the middle to give me a place to easily line up each piece so I didn't end up with a funky chicken (now that song is stuck in your head, isn't it?)



I used tracing paper to draw it out onto some old pallets that I nailed together.




I painted it with American Paint Company Navajo White but it looked too new so I lightly sanded, added some dark wax to the edge of the boards & clear waxed all over.  Then I hung it in different places all over my house.




Now go make your own chicken!!


15 comments:

  1. Very cool, Jill! It looks like the knots in the board are actually the texture of the feathers! :)

    Serena
    Thrift Diving

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    1. Thanks, Serena! I didn't even notice that part!

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  2. I love it! And I'd love to know some of the answers you got when you asked what it was!!!

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  3. I love that! Adding Navajo White, dark wax, and clear wax to the list of paint I need to buy from you :)

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    1. Lol, Katie! You might just need one of every color ;)

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  4. Very cute! Love this.

    -Erin @ DIY on the Cheap

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  5. Love the contrast of the dark wood with the white art. Looks great, Jill!!

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  6. What a great project! My aunt loves chickens and I'm about to share this project with her.

    Paula

    www.virginiasweetpea.com

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    1. Thanks, Paula! Let me know if she makes one!!

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  7. I love it! Awesome job! :) What kind of wax did you use?

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    1. Kristen, I use & sell American Paint Company paint & waxes. They are made in American & No VOC!

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  8. Love this! Great job, thanks for sharing Jill!

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