Susan Marie Molloy

Life in the Oasis

From Gold to Silver

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There are some projects that work better at certain times of the year: Springtime for planting seeds in the garden, summertime for washing windows. Then there are those little projects that work best inside on a cooler day when you don’t feel like raking leaves.

For around four dollars, I got these four vintage framed plastic birds at an antique mall. They sat in our closet for a while. They needed updating, and badly. The gold edges just weren’t working with our décor, they were tired-looking, and dated. Even a good suds-and-sink hand washing didn’t brighten them.So, out came the bottle of “Shimmering Silver” acrylic paint and a good detailing paintbrush.It took two coats of the paint to cover the old gold frames. What resulted are four newer-looking wild bird wall art pieces that will make their new home in my beau’s office.

The silver looks a little blue in the photograph, but in person, the silver is stunning against the creamy white of the rest of the art!

Not too bad for ninety-nine cents’ worth of paint and about an hour’s worth of work. They look good in the office, too.

Voilà!

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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

I am an observer, a writer, and a poet. My latest poetry books, "Engaged," "Indigo Fantasy," "Life in the Oasis," "Gallery Night," "God of the Sea," "Solitary Walks," and "Grapes Suzette" and my short stories, "The Green Gloves" and "The Crowd of Turin" are now available on Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

One thought on “From Gold to Silver

  1. I’m sitting here looking at these as I type. Your pictures do them great justice, but in person they are incredibly handsome pieces. Great work……….

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