Poor Little Buddy
Buddy Lee from Trash to Treasure
This little Buddy was in really bad shape. I rescued him for his clothes. I had actually tossed him in the trash, but couldn't bring myself to throw him out. Both his skin and paint composition and his wood composition were in rough shape. I stripped him, repaired his wood composition and sanded, primed, and sanded and primed some more. He was dressed in the clothes I found him in and I made him a new hat. (Feel free to message me to order a hat for your Buddy). He has a new life and now lives in sunny Arizona.
Before photos show heavy crazing, and peeling paint
Kewpie's person wanted her fully restored and redressed. Her paint and "skin" composition layer was removed, her wood composition was repaired and she was repainted with oil-based paint. She was redressed in a replica Kewpie sun-suit made for antique cotton dimity, cotton organdy and a rayon ribbon. Replica oil cloth shoes and rayon socks complete her outfit.