created this starfish plaque as part of her beach-themed bathroom makeover. The plaque originated as the lid to an ice fishing bait bucket. Amanda layered on a couple coats of acrylic paint and stain to give it an aged look and then used a thickening medium to create the starfish design. The fishing bucket lid was the perfect choice for this piece. I like how all the ruts and grooves in the wood contribute to the natural, aged look Amanda hoped to create.
the boys discovered the ice fishing bait bucket and seriously harassed some shiners.... totally ignored all requests to keep hands and arms out of the ice water.... to the complete amusement of Rob who can be heard hooting and adding non-helpful comments in the background.... :)