I hadn't been having any luck until this past weekend when I pulled in to a shanty shack selling used crap-o-la and spotted THIS (gasp!!!) in the back of the store (on it's rungs were VHS tapes from the 1980's for sale).
So I ask the toothless lady "How Much?" and hold my breath. She hems and haws and gums and chews and says "Wellllllll...... it's real wood an' all...... it came from my own house an' all...." and I'm thinking "Ah darn, it's going to be too much!" and she says "I couldn't take a penny lessen $25. Nope. Couldn't do it."
Woo Hoo! I said "SOLD!" so fast she spun around like a top as I rushed to the car for my wallet.
She was probably cursing herself for quoting too low a price, but that's one of the benefits of keeping a dirty car filled with dog crates... people assume you are either crazy or poor. Or both.
So the weekend was spent painting.
Here we are at 2 hours (oh, and I went to the car wash immediately after buying the piece: Crazy, perhaps, poor no longer!):
6 hours (done):
And here, from various angles:
And VOILA! Am I awesome or what?!?!? I used the templates that my neighbor's mom used on the famous mural and I think it turned out GRRRREAT!
What do you guys think? (Click on the picture for larger and more details.)