First things first, the four lucky winners of my wax giveaway have all been contacted and have gotten back to me. Ruth, Julie, Katie & Cynthia, your waxes will be on their way soon (I have multiple readers with those names, so if you didn’t get an email I’m so sorry but you are not one who won).
Now for a quick garage sale find makeover!
I don’t know what these oval lidded tins were originally intended for, I just know that I like them. I like that they have handles, and usually I like their original vintage finish. However, when I came across this one at a garage sale I almost passed it by because I really didn’t like the needlepoint look, or the colors.
But then I thought, hey, I can fix that with some paint. So I brought it home.
I pulled it out the other day when I wasn’t feeling so well because it seemed like a simple project I could whip up even though I didn’t have any energy. I washed it up and gave it two quick coats of Fusion paint in Little Piggy.
I feel a little bit like I am rationing the remains of my Little Piggy paint. When Fusion came out with their Tones for Tots line of colors, they sent me a jar of Little Piggy. Looking at it in the jar, I was not impressed. My immediate thought was ‘flesh tone, hmmmm’. Then I saw a dresser that Mary from Orphans with Makeup painted and I realized I had sold it short. It was gorgeous. Since then I’ve used it on a dresser, a vanity, and a small chair. The one jar covered all of those pieces plus there is just a small amount left. I had plenty for this project, and maybe, just maybe, I can eek out one more small project down the road.
Once the paint was dry I used Fusion’s transfer gel to transfer a French graphic to the edge of the top and around the side. (If you would like detailed instructions on how to use transfer gel you can download my hatbox instructions here: making a faux hatbox with transfer gel.)
Once that was done, I sanded the edges a little to give it a more distressed look.
Now it fits right in with the other two handled tins that I own.
And they are all right at home in my pantry.
So the next time you are at the thrift store or a garage sale and you see an item that has good bones, but isn’t quite the right color, don’t forget about the possibilities of paint.