sorry, I'm having a Jackson 5 flashback from the 60's...
I fell in love with this plate at the thrift store. It was ugly. and silver. and it had a twin. Why someone had thought painting them silver would look cute, I'll never know. I guess 'to each his own', but, really, c'mon. So I picked up the pair for $3 and set to redoing them.
Rustoleum spray paint. What can I possibly say about spray paint that hasn't already been said? It's probably the best tool a girl could have. Turns an ugly duckling into a swan. A glossy white swan. Now all it needed was some red acrylic paint detail. Somehow, I didn't quite think painting that little alphabet was gonna be so hard- I used to be really good at work like this. But then, that was 20 years ago when my eyes could actually see without reading glasses. This was a little more challenging than I remembered!
Next up- a really ugly antiqued gold candlestand. Looked like it was from the 80's when all that gold junk was 'in'. But for $2 it was worth a fresh coat of glossy red paint. Hello? Liberace? yeah, I've got your missing candlestand...
It only took a little Gorilla Glue (another one of those 'girl's best friends'!) to stick the painted plate to the newly-red candlestand.
How cool is that? Love it!
What an adorable re-do! Clever gurl! And yep, I would imagine that those little letters woulda been tricky! :D
Pretty Cute Terri, Thanks for making that for me?
I 'lurk' most days on your blog and love all of your projects but this one has to be my favourite so far.
It's just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing it.
I love that plate! This turned out great! Love the colors! ~Marcy
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