DH & I were, as is our custom, at a yard sale earlier this summer. At this one sale, I kept seeing this sad little wooden cat. It was super-tacky. (See exhibit A, below.) I thought to myself, "who would buy that?" And I don't know why, but I kept thinking about it - where it would end up (Goodwill or the dumpster, I figured), or what kind of person would look at it and decide that they'd pay a quarter to have it in their house.
|Exhibit A: The Tacky Wooden Cat, bless its heart|
What the heck, say you??? I honestly don't know! I just think I thought, if I can make this stupid tacky thing look cute, I will be amazed, and declare myself the queen. Queen of what, I don't know.
So it sat for a while in my sewing room, staring at me with those sad, crooked little eyes. As if to say, "don't make fun of me. I'm just a wooden cat." I just needed it to sit there until I figured out what to do. Well, when I don't know what to do with something, usually the spraypaint comes out. Either that, or Mod Podge. Well, this time, it was both. A double dose!
First the spraypaint.
|Ahh, better already!|
So I turned to the SCRAP BAG. I have to type SCRAP BAG in all caps, because it is such a ridiculous bag of scraps. Crammed full of fabric.
|Behold: the SCRAP BAG.|
I cut the scraps into smaller scraps, then laid them out in some formation that didn't exactly look like what I envisioned, but it was pretty interesting nonetheless.
Then I Mod Podged them all down...
|that's my official Mod Podging finger.|
|It was at this point that the second-guessing began.|
You could say that this was an "organic" craft process. Mainly because no pesticides or hormones were used.
So I present to you: The Wooden Cat That Used To Be Tacky But Is Now Kind Of Cool.
I'd like to put it to a vote, and you won't hurt my feelings...
Is this an improvement, or did I only make matters worse?
Would you have this in your home? (And the attic doesn't count)
Am I nuts?
Don't answer that last one.
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