About a year ago, I found these tole pots in the Southern Living catalog and thought they would be great in my kitchen when I redecorate. Of course the price was far more than I would or even could pay for them. I watched ebay closely for awhile and found that they still weren't anywhere near what I could afford.
I came across this rectangle candle tray and 3 planter squares at the Goodwill store for $3. I thought for sure I could do something to make them resemble what I wanted. However, there they sat in the project room for months while I passed them by for other projects!!
Then when it seemed I didn't have the money to continue my thrift store
passion shopping, I decided to start working on the many projects I have waiting for me! I took them out to the garage and got to work! First I spray painted the base using ORB spray paint.
Then I pulled out the 3 trusty colors from my house paint and went to work! Olive green, barn red and harvest gold are what I call the colors!! As usual, the one can of green Valspar took 3 coats while the Kilz Colors red paint only took 2 and the Kilz Colors gold was only 1 coat!
I almost left them like this because they looked good. I didn't paint the inside because I am going to put dirt and either herbs or violets inside. I wanted to make the tulips show better so I found some gold rub n buff to highlight them. It helped!
Then I felt they needed a little aging so I whipped out the metallic glaze, wiped it on and then wiped it off. I almost waited too long because some areas didn't come off easily. Overall, I am quite please with them and wish I could have waited to show you until I had the plants in them!!! Oh well, I will show that when the kitchen is done!!
$3 compared to $30 on ebay???? Works for me! I am going to link this to Debbiedoos garage salen party later this week!!!
I am also linking this to Vanessa's Inspiration Friday! Since I was inspired by the Southern Living Home catalog!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!