Here she is before, in all here orange pine stained glory:
And here she is after **trying** to achieve the look:
Am I the only one seeing it? I think the design lends itself to a tree. Or maybe I just need to get out of living in the woods.
I started with a base white after priming. Then I added a tiny bit of black to the white to make a very light gray. I used a large bristle brush so it would create a texture kind of look. Then I added the black and brown "bark characteristics" of the birch tree with an artist's brush. I thought much of that was too highlighted, so I went over those parts with the light gray again. Three coats of polyacrylic later, and here she stands.
Everyone needs a place to hang their Christmas hats. ;) If you need a place to hang your Christmas hats, she's for sale at Robin's Egg.