Summer is here... yay! We are just that much closer to my very favorite time of all... FALL! YAY! Hehe...
Just a quick post to show a couple of makeovers that I've been working on lately.
I've been wanting some glass containers for tea bags and kool-aid packets. Found these at an antique mall for regularly $9 for both. They were on sale for $4.50 for both so I grabbed them up!
I sanded the lids down a bit and painted them with a barn red acrylic paint. Then I topped it with a couple coats of black. When it was dry, I used ebony Bri-Wax to finish it off. One of my favorite features about using the Bri-Wax with steel wool is that it automatically sands the piece for you. So I sanded, antiqued, and sealed it all in one step! Gotta love that!
Perfect! Just what I wanted...
Another little project I finished...
I didn't get a before picture of my unfinished, hand-carved wooden bowl I brought home from Mexico last year but here it is in a picture with some other goodies that came home with me.
It was very porous so I sealed it with a spray sealer. I use and love Rust-oleum's American Accents clear top coat in matte. It's $4.99 at Hobby Lobby but I always wait for the 40% off coupon they have every other week and it's a little bit nicer price.
All I did was paint this with black acrylic paint because I wanted the wood and not a color to show through. Again, finished it off the ebony Bri-wax and steel wool to sand, antique, and seal it.
Not only do I love the way this turned out... but I really LOVE the way it looks with Sarah from All Roads Lead Home's fantastic salt dough bowl fillers!
Isn't that a lovely display? Let me tell you, it looks wonderful in my patriotic living room! Go visit Sarah at All Roads Lead Home and see the rest of her fabulous salt dough bowl fillers... much talent that girl has!
Thanks for stopping in to see what I've been up to. I delight in your visits and comments!
Have a wonderfully beautiful and blessed week my friends~