Sometimes I make bad choices. Like the time I thought that the underwater motor scooter excursion in St. Thomas would be super cool (not a good choice for someone who is a bit claustrophobic). Or the time I decided to go through a red light at 2 a.m. because there was absolutely no one else on the road (except for that police car that I didn’t see half a block over).
And now I can add this attempted makeover to the list.
I purchased this bag from a friend of mine who had a really cool shop in an old round barn.
I’ve had it for several years and it sits on an uppermost shelf in our living room. For some inane reason, I recently decided that it might look really cool painted in Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth instead. So I dusted it off and gave it a couple of coats.
I quickly realized that this was totally misguided.
Another coat of paint, some sanding and a topcoat of wax would have improved this look somewhat, but even so, I could see it wasn’t going to work. Mainly because I didn’t want to paint the metal trim and handle.
I love the original patina on those and didn’t want to lose it. But they totally looked wrong with the warm white paint color.
So obviously, the best way to salvage the situation was to just go back to the black. So I pulled out Dixie Belle’s Caviar and painted back over the Drop Cloth.
Ahhhhh. So much better already.
Then I picked a stencil out of my stash that I thought was appropriate for a bag and added that to the front using the Drop Cloth.
If this feels really familiar to you, it’s because I used this stencil on a black bag before.
Anyway, after adding the stencil, I added a coat of clear wax to the bag.
Then I tied a tag made out of an old family photo to the handle, just for fun.
I purposely did not distress the paint job because I didn’t want the white paint underneath to show at all.
And now I’ve returned the bag to its rightful spot on the top shelf in the living room.
Live and learn, right?
Have you ever made any bad decisions that you almost immediately regretted?