I found this guy at Restore recently....
This is the face that the person who made the bench had drawn on.
It was lightly carved in the wood, but I wanted to enhance it a little
Here's my finished version of the face.
This is the little top that was on it,
it's actually leather and in really good shape.
I decided to just work with it and see what I could come up with instead of replacing it
First I rubbed wax on it....not loving it
Then I used a little of the wax type shoe polish,
I use this occasionally for "antiquing" things too... works great.
I just took a little hunk of the shoe polish wax and
used it to draw leopard spots on the leather
It turned out pretty good.
I let it dry, and since it is wax, just buffed it out.
It's rustic and not perfect, but goes with the piece
He's cute right?
A closer look
I'll be taking this to my booth where I sell my art