I've been enjoying giving some home accessories a makeover. They were just sitting in my basement and not really wowing me with their current look. So, I decided to get some craft paint out and give them a new look.
The first "victim" was this large metal crown. It started out in just a plain dark grey finish. I forgot to take a before pic. I decided to dry brush some white paint on it and then follow that with a dark wax. It gave it an antique look and the paint brought out more details on the crown.
I then placed it on my coffee table and added some prayer beads in it.
Next, I grabbed my metal ampersand that was in a galvanized finish. I wanted to give it more spunk so I spray painted it metallic gold. It still didn't look gold enough, so I went over it with metallic gold craft paint. That gave it a brighter finish. Finally, I added some white polka dots. I love gold and white together. The polka dots gave it extra spunk.
It's not perfect, but that's ok. Imperfection is growing on me these days.
If nothing else, these projects have convinced me to keep a small inventory of inexpensive craft paints on hand. You just never know when an unexpected project will pop up!
I hope you all have a great weekend!
~ Kelly ~