Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Statue Restoration Project

Above is the restoration I completed of Jesus on the Cross.  The wood was so beautiful it was hard to believe that someone had painted it white and put brown antiquing on it!  The customer was very pleased with the results and was happy that I had decided to leave the wood sanded clean and clear-coated.
Before she drove away with her Jesus, she left me with a box in my hand that contained Mary and an assortment of broken chips and pieces.  This is my next project to complete for her. 
Some of the smaller chips are missing, so I will have to create or model parts of the hands and gown, and a portion of the base in the back that she is standing on.  This statue was made in Italy, and although it isn't vintage, it is much loved by my customer and she could not bear to think of tossing it away.  I will do my best to restore it.

Signed:
the ChickenWrangler

8 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

This is so interesting. Are these plaster of paris or ceramic figures? It is pretty amazing that you are able to make repairs to them.

Pat

Angela said...

You did an amazing job on Jesus! I love it! I know I keep saying it but he looks real! I can't wait to see how you fix up Mary! Are you going to paint her too?

Beth said...

Awesome job on the restoration of Jesus. You are a very talented lady.

Chatty Crone said...

Monica you do a fantastic job! sandie

Michaele said...

Very nice work!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The wood on the cross is so pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

that is awesome that you can save these treasures. my mother-in-law had a virgin mary that she loved and moved from country to country as they served in the air force. we gave it to a catholic friend of hers after her passing.

ocmist said...

Well, guess I'll try, try again... I really think you did a great job on the Crucifixion restoration. I love the wood being natural, too! I wish there was a way to advertise your work so you could get more projects and supplement your income even more.