On Sunday afternoon we were relaxing at home and I felt like painting something but not tackling a big piece of furniture so I decided to finally paint the galung that I bought when we were in Bali last year. Gelungans (I had to write to a Balinese friend to check it's name again) are the terracotta finial to Balianese temples and I fell in love with them. They are hand made and I love the rustic, crude nature of them - fingerprints and indentations and all.
While I initially liked the gelungan painted, it has discoloured since the photo below was taken and had started turning black in places and it just looked dirty. So I painted it using some of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. As it says on the can, one coat was enough.
I am still finding a home for all the stuff I brought back from mum's so I have propped a lovely old photo of my Grandad from WW1 on the sideboard also. He was so young and brave. I loved sitting with him and listening to all his stories from Gallipoli and Ypres.
I am not sure whether I prefer the gelungan it's original terracotta form or its new white look. What do you think? (not that it is really a problem either way - I paid about $12 for it and it's not going to change the world either way).
Do you have anything you regret painting?
Yours in all things white paint....