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!



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

  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.

  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.


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

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

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

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

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



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