During this time inside, we are grateful, more than ever, for the roof over our heads.  So let’s make a little tribute to the places we live.

Step 1.  Find and clean a rock suitable for the house you want to paint.  You can paint a big rock that could be used as a door stop, or a single or group of smaller rocks.

The challenge for this project is to find a rock that can be TOTALLY painted in the shape of a house.  For example an angled stone could be a house with a slanted roof…a long rock could be an apartment building with several floors.

Step 2.  As with all rock painting projects, your fingers can easily get in the way and smudge  paint that is not dry. To avoid smudging, don’t be in a hurry. Work in stages, letting parts dry before moving on. If you mess up, don’t worry.  You can get another rock or just repaint the background color and start over.

Step 3.  If you love your rock house for an extended period of time, it should be protected with a sealer, like outdoor Mod Podge or clear spray Rustoleum. This will help keep the paint from chipping. Since most of us don’t have sealer on hand, you can do this step at a future date.

Check out these awesome rock houses from Pinterest for inspiration.  (Fig 1, Fig 2, Fig 3, & Fig 4.)

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home” – Twyla Tharp

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