Now whenever I scout the thrift store aisles, I'm even more enthusiastic when I find a paintable object with great potential. (Since I don't have the space to bring home furniture, I have to restrict my acquisitions to smaller items like shelves, curios, etc.)
Found two cute pieces this weekend, just aching for a makeover. Here's the first:
Isn't this adorable? It's definitely homemade,
with painted plywood tiers.
When I first bought it, I originally thought I'd sell it as is.
However.......as much as I love red, I think a couple more
chalk paint colors, using the red as a base,
will add some serious nostalgic charm.
I first imagined this for vendor displays at a
flea market, but how adorable would this be
at Christmastime, holding a bazillion
little bottle brush trees. Or how about a bazillion cupcakes........
with coconut on top......
Yeah, yeah. So here's the other treasure....
This is one of those really small, low-sitting footstools.
I think with some new stuffing, fabric, and paint,
she could be a real charmer.
I'm hoping that blogging about them pre-facelift
will force my follow-through skills to kick in
sooner, rather than later.
Okay then. On to the paint....