Friday, June 25, 2021

A Painted Wood Project

Hello my crafty friends, hope your weekend if off to a great start! We had lovely weather this week, but will be going back up to hot temps on Saturday, which is ok by me as that means pool time. We added Edison lights around the pool, so it will be nice swimming in the evening hours.

While Bret had to work from home because he had Covid, I worked on a painting project. Mama Dares to DIY was selling some laser cut items and I fell in love with her truck one. So I ordered it-yep, I splurged and got it. Then I started painting it. So now I want to share it with you. It was a labor of love and I am pretty please at how it turned out.  I have it on a shelf, but would love to place it in a tiered tray when I get one. I keep missing them at the Target Bullseye spot. Dang it! lol Anyway here is my project in all it's glory.

Here's the truck. My late husband had a green truck when we first met and was dating. So I painted this one green. I have a Hobby Lobby red truck that was gifted to me for his last truck, a red one. You could pick what you wanted on the license plate, and this is what I chose since my journey changed with his passing. Not sure why the photo is blurry looking. Sorry about that! 

All the accessories that can be placed in the truck bed.

And here it is ready for 4th of July!

I hope you enjoyed my little painting project. It took me quite a while to paint all of these. But I sure enjoyed doing it. I used to paint ceramics and I've missed painting, so this kind of took me back to those days, only it was flat objects.

As always, I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me for a spell. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and I appreciate you all so much. I will be by to see you soon as well. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Arteza Acrylic paint pens
Arteza Acrylic Outdoor paint
Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens


Sue - said...

Wow Brenda that is fabulous. It must have taken an age to paint!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful project Brenda, and I am sure you had many happy memories as you painted it.
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Brenda, this is so adorable! I'm so happy you treated yourself to this awesome project - it was time you got those paint brushes out again, you've got skills, my friend!
Just love how you keep your husband with you as you continue your journey... xx

Bonnie said...

What a fun project, Brenda! I love that it can be used for any and all reason's for celebration! Great job of painting all those inserts! Wow!

Loll said...

Cool project Brenda. Your painting of the truck and all the accessories is awesome. What a fun way to display a special event. xx

Sue said...

Awww Brenda what a totally stunning project..that truck and all it's embellishments is amazing I love it!!! lots of hugs Sue xxx

Carol L said...

This is a one-of-a-kind fabulous project that you can display all year round with all those fun objects to put inside of the truck! Loving the saying on the license plate too and the July 4th version is so darned cute! Great job painting on everything - you have a great talent for painting as well as card making! Great job on this - gosh, even those tires have detailed treads! Amazing work!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOWZER Brenda, you have been busy and what great results with them all. I love your July 4th result. Fun and amazing. I'm sure Brett and your late hubby would love it.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

You do some of the most creative projects! Love this little truck and what a great job you did painting it. The accessories are wonderful too. Great project and looks so fun to do!

Brenda in IN said...

That is a lovely way to remember him and such a cute idea. The fourth of July is so on point and with all those other cut outs you have decorate for every holiday. What a fun project.

Tina Campbell said...

Brenda that's an awesome project :)

Liz said...

Fabulous creation, Brenda. I’m sure it brings back lots of happy memories every time you look at it. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
this is so gorgeous and brilliantly painted too.
Love all the different items to use on the Truck
and what a very stunning project you have made.
A sure labour of love that is for sure.
Your pool sounds wonderful and so glad you can cool off in it.
My first Husband who I lost when I was 33 used to ride a push bike and I would sit on the handle bars when we were courting.
Fond memories no way I could do that now. lol.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

JD/ Jill said...

This is absolutely adorable! Great job on this truck!

Mac Mable said...

What a creative project, full of memories and fabulous with all those wonderful accessories x. Sure looks like a labour of love and it sure was worth it x.