Tuesday, March 24, 2009

who knew?

I could fall in love with a bowling pin:

I also thrifted my first nautical paint by number:

and this kind of creepy fellow:

{does anyone have any suggestion on how to get the paint off the gnome's face? even though there's some weird discolartion in the plastic that won't come off I still think he'll look better without the paint. however, scrapping it off is proving to be very slow going & murder on my thumb nail...}


Anonymous said...

I think the bowling pin guy is much more creepy than the gnome. LOVE the paint by number, so jealous.

Sarah and Jack said...

Sometimes a Mr Clean Magic Eraser will remove paint.

Anonymous said...

LOVE BOWLING PIN MAN. LOVE HIM. He's just so jolly. As for the gnome, I'd do a little bit of research into art restoration, and the tools they use to take off layers of paint without damaging the paint beneath it.

AlwaysInspired said...

I am so envious of that ship paint by number!!!!!!!! I love it!

I'd try a bit of finger nail polish remover on the paint. Test a very tiny spot first so as not to ruin him!

Kira Franz-Knight said...

I had the same problem with plastic critters I inherited from my grandpa...I gently rubbed with nail polish remover, then painted the whole thing (you can see 'em here...http://tangarangblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/first-camelia-blooms.html below the camelias). Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hello, do you still have the bowling pin man? I realize this post is 5 years old, but i just picked up the exact same pin at a thrift store. Do you have any info about the pin? I thought it was hand made, but i ran across your pic when i was researching it. I am not sure if you will even read this comment. Thanks