I’m in the midst of readying for an occasional sale at the end of this month. Remember when I started purging back in January? Well, everything I am tired of, plus some items that I’ve found thrifting the past few weeks will be going into this sale. I actually found this bright red finial back in the fall. I knew I would change out its color- neutral will be a much better palette.
I want to make it look more like stone, so I used black spray paint to change the base color. Then I used a specialty texture paint that is supposed to give the item the look of stone. It’s taking forever to dry- the weather turned cold and rainy this afternoon, so the temperature out in the garage cooled off dramatically. Once the stone paint dries, I’ll glaze it and then it will be coated with a protectant coat. I’ll see how well it dries tomorrow morning- I’ll be spending the day at home, waiting for the repairman to come and try to figure out why I have such crazy HD reception. I can’t watch some of my favorite shows- and heaven knows I’m a boomer who is addicted to television!
Here’s the finial with its first coat of “stone.” Looks a bit splotchy and funky right now, but tomorrow I’ll put on a coat of brown glaze. It actually DOES feel rough like stone.
I found this beauty of a wicker dressing table and stool last week- perfect for a young girl’s room or a small bath. It just needed a fresh coat of white paint. Uh oh…. I see that have to place a spot of glue on a loose piece of wicker on the front apron- but that’s an easy peasy fix. I completely forgot to do that before I started painting.
I’ll pop back tomorrow after I play around a little more with the finial. I’m linking to: