This is a quick restoration of the Sexton cats we blogged about in the previous post. Mel and I already had the traditional cats in black:
Since we already had these cats, I wanted to do something a little different.
Here they are before restoration. White is pretty boring.
The first step is to apply stripper to remove the layers of old paint.
I use an inexpensive brush to apply stripper. Make sure you give it time to work.
After you have given time for the stripper to work, you use a small brush to help agitate the the bubbled up paint.
Once the cats are all stripped, you need to wash them to make sure all the old paint is gone and the surface is clean.
Now that all the cats are free of paint and any residue, it is time to paint them.
Now all the cats have a new coat of paint. I left them in the sun to cook.
After the painting, I knew I needed to add some contrast to break it up.
I used black model paint to paint eyes and collars.
Here they are almost done. I looked at these cats and it seemed like they were missing something…
I had some gold automotive pink striping and figured I would dress up their necklace.
Here they all are all done! adding a little bling to these beauties really makes them pop!
If you like the Sexton style, here are some examples of other items they sold…
Sexton blenko wall bottles. Mel and I have two sets of these in our home.
Here is a fleet of sexton ships.
These would look great in a tiki room.