Thursday, September 12, 2013

Easy Knick Knack Makeover

I am pretty much obsessed with little chotskies and knick knacks that can be transformed. A ugly piece can totally be transformed with just a touch of paint. The possibilities are completely endless.
 So, my challenge to you is to find a great ugly piece and transform it too.

I found my, not so cute, elephant at a yard sale for 50 cents.
Next, I rummaged through my spray paint bin (you could easily use tole paints too) and found the color I wanted. 
Ivy Leaf, purchased at Walmart.
 I washed this piece well and let it dry before I applied any paint. When it was dry I applied 2 coats of spray paint.
 I like my pieces slightly distressed, so I gave Mr. Elephant a light sanding.
 Whenever you sand, before you give your piece a clear coat, take a dry sponge brush and wipe down all the tiny dust particles.  This will help your finish be smooth.
Next, simply, clear coat your piece, dry, and then display.

I am loving Mr. Elephant. He makes a great book weight for my sons current reads.

Here are a few more similar projects that we have done over the years.

Spray painted owls, click here.
Spray painted birds, click here.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. I do LOVE spray painting nick knacks. I have been filling me garden with them....can't wait to post!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the green!


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