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.
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