Remember these lovely beauties I picked up on this thrift store adventure? I love the smell of thrift stores in the morning. However once you haul your treasures home you have to DO something with them or else it was a mute point. Or compulsive hording.... I felt the basket and leaf platter were just beautiful on their own. The textured vase and little bird were another story. I wouldn't use the term "hot mess" BUT they were getting close.
I laid out the items on a board for stability and to prevent them from getting naturey bits in the paint. The item on the right I forgot to mention. This was a wooden tray that I picked up from a garage sale where I got my vintage dresser turned TV stand with a coat of yellow paint. It was a whopping $1.00 so I went for it. It does have a wooden inlay that despite TONS of sanding is still textured. I was hoping to put a fabric bottom in to cover the inlay and add a pop of color!
I started out with a coat of primer. I will self disclose that I have NEVER used primer in my paint jobs before. However I am trying to be a better person so I brought it into the picture.
This was followed by many light and even coats of bright white paint. AHH the beauty. They all look so crisp and white. Glowing perhaps? I am excited to help them find a "home" and for what might come out of the tray and what fabrics might find their way into the bottom!