Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Porch Brightener

One year (and one year only!) I found these great terra cotta sunfaces at the dollar store. This time I picked up half a dozen of them, knowing exactly what I would do with them. The metallic paint was waiting.
We moved to our new place a week before Thanksgiving, and it happens to have a large, covered front porch crying for decoration.
The north end post holds this bright guy, greeting the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and us!
The south end supports this more subdued but equally shiny sunface, happily hanging amongst the petunias and marigolds.
These are painted strictly in metallics. They have survived the elements nicely without benefit of varnish or clear spray. The wind, however, can be a problem. It lifted one right off the hook and smashed it to pieces on the decking. Now, when it gets breezy, the faces come down.
Watch for these in the spring. They're well worth the painting & hanging!


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