Susan Marie Molloy

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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.



Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through 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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