Sometimes (Often) I start on several projects at once and forget to take before pictures. Of anything. This would be one of those times. But I wanted to show you some of the random painted décor and furniture I have been working on.
I bought this wicker set at an auction, thinking it would be an easy and inexpensive spruce up. The table was in really good shape; the chairs just needed some cleaning and a new paint job. Little did I know just how much paint dry wicker can slurp up. The pieces were originally bright white, which I would have stuck with had I any white spray paint in my stash. No such luck. I used two cans of primer and three cans of Rustoleum Heirloom White to cover everything. Wow, I still can hardly believe how much paint it took. I brushed on accents in turquoise, the same turquoise as the watercolor desk and the rooster hook, then sealed those with a clear spray varnish. The auction buy wasn’t such a deal after all, but I really like the way it turned out.
If I’m updating décor items with the same paint and glaze, I will often do several items at once. Again, no before pictures, sorry. But here is a little diagram showing what the original colors were. Just add a smidgen of imagination.
Is it my imagination, or does Mr. Bunny look angry?
It has been a really busy week, working on painting and sprucing up my booth, will show you that soon. We’re hoping to do a holiday open house at the shop later this month. If you’re in the area, we’d love to have you come by for a special evening. I’ll let you know when we have finalized plans.