See the tallish nekkid statue in the middle of the two stools there? It’s one of my all time favorite finds! It’s actually a lamp base, with a hole in the top and one on the back side for lamp works. I liked it as a just a statue though.
She was a little scuffed up when I found her, so I gave her a good dose of satin white spray paint.
She originally went to the Junk Salvation show. Didn’t sell there, so I took her to Camas. Didn’t sell there either, so I packaged her back up for a trip to Stars. Upon arrival at Stars I discover she’s got a broken arm!!! I was crushed!
The entire left arm, snapped off at the shoulder! I tried just gluing it back on, but you could REALLY tell it had been broken. Alas, it was destined to go where ALL my good but damaged stuff goes . . .into my personal collection! Then I was working on some faux finials and the light bulb went off!! Why not cover up the repair line with some drywall compound?!?!
Initially I was thinking that I could just plaster over the repair line, but it was too noticeable. So, I just lightly plastered over the WHOLE THING, as if that was how it was meant to be, and freshened up the paint job.
I actually think I like this raw and rustic look MORE than the original smooth finish!
And here she is, awaiting her new home at Stars! (with a lower price, of course!)