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Artsy Daughter created a wonderful work of art a few months ago that we want to display in her room, but it’s difficult to hang. It’s painted on a thin board, too thin for a nail, but probably too heavy for a stick-on hanger.
This wonderful chicken painting is in the style of a local artist known to South Carolinians as “The Chicken Man”. Ernest Lee has been creating his whimsical art for decades, and his art gallery? The street corner at a gas station. It’s all part of his charm.
Source: Ernest Lee Tees.com
We decided the best way to display my daughter’s painting was to prop it up on a small shelf. Checking the home improvement store, I was shocked at how much those things cost! Patience and waiting paid off when I found this bright yellow shelf at a thrift store for $1.25:
After sanding through that shell transfer and a couple of coats of paint, we have the new and improved version – perfect!
Just another success story for thrifting.
Updated : Due to a death in our family, I will be away from the blog until early next week. Thank you ~ Dawn
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