I will fully admit that I still feel out of my depth with this whole landscape painting phase of mine. I’m inspired by it and moderately terrified all at the same time. I waffle between loving the piece I’m working on and wanting to put it on the burn pile. This may be how I always feel, but I hope this internal conflict goes away as I gain some confidence and discover my style.
Or at least it isn’t so in my face!
Here’s how the piece is looking as I left it this afternoon…
You can see that the milk paint is chipping some, which I think will end up giving this piece a really unique look once it’s finished. It wasn’t “the plan”, but I’ve learned that some furniture pieces like to have a greater say in how they look than others. They’re like children. Some are mild mannered and go-along-to-get-along while others are strong-willed and opinionated.
They’re actually a lot like adults too, come to think of it!
While I try to steer the strong-willed ones in the direction I want them to go, I’ve learned I like the results best when I don’t fight them too much.
Here’s a video showing how I painted it up to this point…
You can see that I really work and rework areas. That’s one reason why I love paint. I know it’s intimidating for many people, but it really is so forgiving. So, I just brush and fiddle until it’s looking how I want it to. I’m sure speed will come with confidence, too.
Now, I’m a little stuck.
Do I want to add trees or leave this barn as a loner on the prairie? Do I want to add some sheep? Hay bales? Fencing? A tractor? What would your vote be?
Since I was stuck on what to do next, I decided to try on knobs, so whatever I add would work well with those.
I do this with every piece. I try a bunch of different knob options from my hardware stash, even if I don’t think they’ll work well. Sometimes I surprise myself and select a knob that I tried on a whim.
These are the four knobs I tried…
I immediately liked one of them. Can you guess which one?
More to come on this piece…