Well look at 'er now.....
Isn't it remarkable what a little paint can do?
This is some homemade chalk paint I whipped up
with a bottle of acrylic craft paint and plaster of Paris.
I tinted it to look a hint more greenish aqua, like verdigris.
After painting the entire surface,
I let it dry for about an hour.
Then, I very carefully wiped the dried paint off
the raised areas with a moistened rag,
leaving the paint in the deeper areas.
Once that was done, I let the paint bond
for a few hours, then brushed on clear and dark wax.
I even dark-waxed the brass legs.
After buffing, she was ready to show off!
I left the inside bare, so it could be used as a planter.
I always hate to see perfectly good containers littering
the thrift store shelves, just because they're brass.
So if a big ol' brass piece isn't your thing,
just tone it down with a little paint.
These mirror trays are dime a dozen.
Now look what just a little color accent can do.....
I painted the outer band and inner band next to the mirror.
Same dark wax and buffing. Voila!
The bottom was covered in worn out purple corduroy,
and if I wasn't prepping it to sell, would've left it alone.
But since I was sprucing her up,
I figured, why stop at the paint?
So I removed the backing, ripped off the fabric,
applied some vintage wallpaper,
varnished and dark-waxed to go with the paint.