9.13.2010

The chicken whose life I saved


Remember her?


This chick was on the fast track to the dumpster from the back of my aunt’s shop. I didn’t have any plans when I told Jo that I thought I might be able to make her presentable. And, to be honest, I wasn’t so sure about it myself :) The next night, on my way home, inspiration struck.
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She got a good plucking and scrubbing with soap and a brush. Then, came the primer. I used this on our kitchen tile backsplash and have no complaints. I love it because of this:
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That whole “preps glossy surfaces” part had me at hello. I can paint anything now!
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I put three light coats of primer on her and then got out my tan and brown craft paint. I dry brushed tan and then brown and then went over it all with a slightly damp brush to mix it all up a little more.
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I still needed to find a winter home for these hen and chicks that I got from my mom. They are chicks from plants that my mom got from her grandma. My great grandma loved chicken things, so it’s just perfect to use this.
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The pot they were in doesn’t completely fit down inside the bird. I’m glad it didn’t though because it would sit TOO low then. So, I just fixed the gap with some twine.
And… voila!
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When I told Dustin how I planned to paint it he said '”It’ll look just like Foghorn Leghorn” (named so because she was the only white chicken we got in Round #1 and our neighbor told us we HAD to name one Foghorn Leghorn.
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Coincidentally, she’s the first, and only, to lay any eggs.
This isn’t the best pic of her, but it’s dark and it’s all I have :) You can see some of the browns on her back by his thumb though.
*Dustin also told me to crop him out of this picture… so, ignore the man behind the bird!
Now, my hen and chicks have a hen to take care of them. And, it’s white and fits into the kitchen just right!

**And, if anyone needs some red baby's breath... gimme a call :)

4 comments:

  1. great job on your chicken! :) Love foghorn leghorn!
    hahaha ignore the man behind the bird! LOL

    gail

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  2. If read babys breath grows in the shade you can dump some off here. Dustin looks so proud with his chicken. That's a cute lil' pot now!!

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  4. Great job transforming the chicken! I love it when we take home things that we really don't know what we are going to do with them and then it hits us later on!

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