We are solidly into Spring here in Northern Indiana. We have had some beautiful days, plenty of rain and blooms are popping up all over! Hope you all are experiencing the same!
I picked up this wall decor piece at an estate sale. It is a wooden background with a half wooden bowl attached. It had really sad old fake flowers and greenery in it. And it was covered in dust. UGH. It really needed a makeover.
The greenery and flowers didn't even make it to the car at the estate sale. I ditched them in a trash can. They were stuck into flower foam—if you are a junker, you have seen it—really old flower foam that just disintegrates if you look at it sideways. It had been glued into the bowl so I did have to scrape out the old glue. It was one of those days that I didn't take a lot of photos so I have very few in this post.
This project required just a few items:
Krud Kutter: Krud Kutter is great for cleaning up old items, particularly if they are dirty, dusty or have been in a home where people smoked (as was the case with this item).
Cotton Rags: You may have rags laying around your home, but if you do lots of projects, like I do, you ran out of rags a long time ago. These come in really handy.
Rustoleum Highland Blue Milk Paint: I love this color of milk paint and use it often!
I used Krud Kutter to clean the piece. This had been from a home where the person smoked so it had a layer of smoke film as well as the dirt. UGH. As soon as it dried, I painted the piece with two coats of Rustoleum Milk Paint in the Highland Blue color.
I used various grits of sandpaper to heavily distress this piece all over.
Then I sealed it with Varathane Crystal Clear polyurethane in the satin finish.
For Spring, I styled this with a little Spanish moss and some blue speckled eggs (which matched the piece perfectly!).
This piece can be multi-seasonal. It would look great with some daisies for spring, starfish for summer, sunflowers for late summer and some fall foliage and pumpkins to wrap up the year!
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