Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday aka WOYWW #77

I found this church music box at a Garage Sale for FREE! yep Free. lol But I really did not know what I was going to do with it at first. But we have been snowed in for the last 3 days so I took it out and started painting it.

Here it is after I painted it all white about 3 coats.

Here it is all done, I used a lot of Silver Glitter on the roof . I think it looks great.

After I painted the windows and the bottom of it, I put some walnut colored stain on it to give it an aged look. I also sanded it a little before I stained it.
Some pictures of the snow in my yard, we got more snow then this, but the problem was that it was so cold for the next two nights that the roads were just all ice and with no Studded tires on my car yet,  I have been stuck at home for a few days and hope to get the studs on today.

 For all you that came by last week and saw the big mess on my desk..... hmmm Its still there .. Just out of site of this picture. If you are just stopping by and want to join in on the fun with Julia's blog.. WOYWW.. go now.. don't say No.. Say yes yes!

This week I am #47
Thanks all my WOYWW'er Friends
Shirley Pumpkin

Update Update... I did make it out today.. and guess what.. I got stuck trying to make it up a hill.. kind of did a half donut turning around.... OMG but that made my car point down the hill and that is right where I wanted to be.. so on my home I went.. then on another hill there was a guy stuck right in the middle of it and I could not get around him.. so there I was stuck on the hill with my 8 year old son in tow. We sat there for about an hour and a guy with a really big truck stopped and towed me up the hill.. I started writing him a check to give to him and he said "no he did not want it.." I begged him to take it he said "no.. just next time I see someone in need .. to help them out.!" What a nice guy.. :)


Maggie's Crafts said...

Great project and love the snow!!! Thank you for sharing. :)

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sandra de said...

Hi Shirley, Your building is amazing and I love all the little details. just beautiful.
Sandra #58

Susan said...

Hi Shirley, Your project is gorgeous. You can never have enough glitter!
susan xxox #12

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
ph your church looks gorgeous, we may get sprinkling snow end of the week,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(16)

Aisling said...

You did a great job decorating that FREE church! While you're stuck in the snow, hope you can get lots of crafting done! # 66

Joanne said...

What a wonderful job you have made of that little church. We are to get snow this week but not in the NW. (13)

S said...

The church looks great - all it needs is a few church-goers out front!

joey said...

Hiya Shirley

this is gorgeous, I love the church and how you have changed it

Joey 17 xx

Doone said...

love your 'altared(!)' church,

hope you get your winter tyres soon until then stay safe


olive said...

love your church project, looking very festive.... hope you are keeping warm. I lived in USA for 3yrs so I know what the Winters can be like....... thanks for letting us a sneek look. xxx

Helen said...

The church looks great! I don't mind snow if you don't have to go OUT anywhere, but it's a pain otherwise!

Kirsty.a said...

Wow - real snow! I love your church - what a great free find. Enjoy yourself while you're stick at home crafting

JoZart said...

The church is a wonderful find and it will look great for Christmas with a few decorations, pine cones, branches etc., around it. We are threatened with snow for next weekend and I'm praying it won't stop me flying to see my family in Germany.
It's no hardship for a crafter to be kept at home so leave those snow chains off a while!
JoZarty x

Chrissie said...

Looks like we may be seeing a little snow in the UK soon too!
I clean my stamps with baby wipes too, with the addition of Stazon stamp cleaner for some... but I don't like to do them one at a time.... I have a little session and do several at a time.

oneoff said...

That's a lovely sparkly frosty church - and a very lucky find. Hope you get to go out before cabin fever sets in. Although it looks as though you've had plenty to do.

Bernie #11

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Shirley, love your little church, totally revamped it you have, a whole new lease of life.
I hope you get out of the house soon or there will be more altering going on:0)
I can't believe you've got snow already, Oh! dear winter's definitely coming.
Thank you for dropping by my blog and your lovely comments :0) xx #63

Gez said...

Oh gosh how scarey for you.. glad you got rescued & made it home safely. Love your church. Great crafting.xx

kelly said...

Hi Shirley,

Great job of the church. Wow, I can't imagine being snowed in. We don't have any snow where I live. (Only in the mountains) We have had some very hot days here. Have had all the curtains drawn for the last few days to keep out the heat!!
It's wonderful how you have transformed the church and made it into a wonderful decoration.

Have a great day!


Mrs A. said...

Wow your church looks really good after its revamp. Does it still play a tune? #122

Sheila said...

What a great score! Can't wait to see what the finished project will be.

The snow is never nice to us on the West Coast.

{hugs} Sheila from Vancouver

Alisonw30 said...

Love the project. We have a dusting of snow here in the UK, just contemplating heading out but it is likely that the entire road network will have ground to a halt....

Alison x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Great project. Glad to hear that someone was kind to you today and helped you out. Think I'd stay indoors if I could. We are supposed to get snow tonight so my son has already put his car at the top of the hill. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 42)

Nicky said...

Lovely church what a super bargin - the one good dead is repaid by another - thanks for sharing ~127

akilli melek said...

pay it forward is a great idea. Love your little church

have a lovely weekend and keep warm
caroline #2

minnie_mac said...

What a great find. Love what you have done with the church. It looks great.

We've been promised snow for the weekend. Good opportunity to get the Christmas cards done !


Terry said...

I need studs on my van still (or maybe a few inside? hee hee). The little church has a new life now. The glass glitter is really nice! Congrats on being so high up at Stamping Ground this week.

karen said...

Your (free!!) music box church is beautiful!!! You did a really beautiful refinishing job!
xoxo Karen #82

Jane said...

Wow what a bargain and you have done a fab job!
We have no snow yet here on the West coast of scotland :0(

Ali said...

What a great project - it looks really festive!

And what a lovely act of random kindness from a stranger too. Restores your faith in humanity. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Ali #87

Violets Corner said...

Great church project! Glad you did get some help, we're having snow here in Stockholm too and are making good use of the winter tyres.

Stay safe!

Maarit #96

Debgem said...

What a fabulous project - you've done a brilliant job!! Love it.
Deborah #103

Toucan Scraps said...

fantastic church!

be blessed
from Angela #69