Monday, September 12, 2011

One Man's Trash

Another entry in my long-running series of 'One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure.' Found this scrap piece of maintenance-free decking while on a walk (it was actually pretty heavy and sort of a pain to heft all the way home!) A bit on the small side for a gravestone, but I had a couple that had to be 'retired' last year as they finally succumbed to the elements.

The nature of the maintenance-free material doesn't allow for carving with a Dremel as it will just crumble, so I couldn't put a name on it. But a glued on cross, a coat of gray auto primer, some black spray-paint for aging, some black and forest green acrylic for effect, and boo!: Instant Gravestone! It took all of 30 minutes from start to finish, and most of that was waiting for the paint and glue to dry. It will fill the gap nicely in the back row where you don't have to look too closely...

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