...Yet such a big bang.
I consider it a gigantic failure if I leave a yard sale and have nothing in my hands. Saturday, I didn't have to worry about that, choosing to go to just one garage sale of a friend before heading off to my other Saturday activities.
Among other things, I bought three clay pots for $3. They were a bit dirty, but for $3 it didn't really matter. Anyway, the process is pretty self explanatory. I bought a lovely can of red-high-heel red spray paint on clearance actually and went to work. I cleaned the pots first with water and a scrub pad, and even though the humidity might have been too high, I sprayed away!
I thought I wanted a matte finish, but I love love love love the high gloss look. Plus they match the red bookcase that is outside. (And yes, that would be the husband's hand in the background!).
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I went to Michaels with a strict budget to buy crafty supplies for my sea shell endeavors. And then I came out with about $20 of wooden crafts to paint (I've got Christmas gifts for everyone in my spare room now!). These flower picture frames were less than a dollar each, and with paints on sale at Hobby Lobby, I spent about $5 on this project, not counting sealing spray (which is lovely, I might add).
Anyway, these are going to a cousin-in-law soon for her twin baby girls. They were a perfect afternoon project.
I wanted to add a little pizzaz to the frames without getting too gawdy, so I simply dipped the end of one of my brushes into paint and dabbed four or five times for consecutively smaller paint dots to add a little texture.