painting · she-shed

The Gnome Rescue Project

I bought a gnome named Gus and things got out of hand after that.

This is Gus, purchased on Amazon (used) for $17.43.  I think he was a return because his eyes were crossed. After a while, I thought I could fix his eyes since I like to paint.

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I got carried away and touched him up all over – now I really love him. And he’s going to live indoors with my houseplants.

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He must have loved his new look so much – he told all his friends…

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One by one all 14 $1 gnomes that arrived from facebook marketplace were refreshed:

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I highly recommend painting gnomes. It’s cheaper than therapy and fun.

They were scrubbed, repaired with paintable silicone caulking if needed, painted with acrylic paints, then sprayed with this clear coat in hopes to keep them fresh for a while. I’ll keep them in the tiny workshop though for now and out of the sun.

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