Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Painting A Crown

Okay, so I kept seeing all these cute crowns all over blogland. I really wanted a small one to display somewhere. As luck would have it, I was at Garden Ridge right after Christmas and they had this crown ornament on clearance for $1.61. Into the cart it went. :)


Here's a close up. At first I thought I might keep it red and only display it at Valentine's Day and Christmas, but then I decided to paint it a neutral color and keep it out year round. 


I wasn't sure how well the paint would stick to the sparkly part, but it did pretty well.

Below is the paint I used. I love when Lowes puts out those postcards with a coupon for a free jar of paint! This one is called "cathedral stone."


The paint went on pretty well with my foam brush.


But it was hard to reach the insides, so I started using a q-tip...


Then the q-tip looked like this in no time... 


So I switched to using a tiny paint brush from a painting set my kids had when they were little. Glad I kept all those brushes!


Here's what it looked like when I was done. You can still see a few red sparkles, but it's not bad for a whopping $1.61, right? 


I still thought the color was just a tad too dark, so I gave it a light coat of Heirloom White and then it was perfect. :)


Here it is in its new home on my kitchen buffet. 





It's not nearly as nice as the ones I've seen in blogland, but I'm still pretty happy with it. :)

Be sure to check back Friday when I'll be sharing my Valentine's Day decor. 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Lisa




8 comments:

  1. Lisa, how pretty! It looks beautiful on your buffet!

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  2. Lisa, crown is cute. Don't you just love those small paint containers from Lowe's. I love them too for small projects around the home.

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  3. Very pretty, Lisa! I like how the painting turned out. I have to find out how to get those Lowe's postcards. We always go to Home Depot because it's 5 minutes away.

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Easy and inexpensive; my kind of craft. It looks really cute on your buffet.

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  5. That's darling! I really like it. Painting it was a great idea.

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  6. Great find....I love the color too! Can't wait to see your Valentine's Day decorations :o)
    ~Des

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  7. Love the crown and its new color!! Looks great!

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  8. Well, I loved the red but it looks great now too!

    xo
    Pat

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