Confession: The hoarding situation in my basement is dire. I absolutely have to clean and organize it before a dog or small child gets swallowed in the clutter. Part of the reason things have gotten so out of control is because I have so many “treasures” down there I just can’t bear to part with. One of them is this 25-cent yard sale find I rescued from the rubble recently:
So instead of cleaning and organizing my basement yesterday, I got to work redoing my yard sale treasure instead. There’s always tomorrow, right?
I started by giving the wooden base a good coat of my favorite black primer.
After that dried, I brushed on a coat of Modern Masters® Metallic Paint in Warm Silver.
For the second and third coats, I sponged on a combination of Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Pewter, Black Pearl and Smoke. I’ve found the key to achieving a realistic aged-metal look is by layering different metallic colors.
While the wooden base dried, I created a small decorative display for under the glass cloche. I cut out a tiny piece of floral foam using my electric knife.
I pushed a few sprigs of spring faux flowers into the foam and wrapped the foam with burlap, securing it with twine. Done!
I already had all the supplies on hand, so this project literally cost me a total of 25 cents!
Now I should start cleaning and organizing that basement …
Have you picked up any yard sale treasures yet this year?