Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I LOVE spending hours and hours on Pinterest.  I have hundreds of things pinned and I finally decided that it was time to start doing them.  I have quite the collection of objects to be finished.  It doesn't help that DH sent me to Good Will to buy a picture he'd seen there and I ended up spending $35.  But hey.  That's life!  It was a good day at Good Will yesterday!  :)  These items were enough to give me the inspiration to start.  That and the fact the Christmas AND Halloween decorations are finally out of my garage!

I found this ugly wooden bowl at Good Will.  It was a cute shape, but it was stained an ugly brown and most of the stain inside the bowl had worn away.  I bought it anyway.  Here is what it looks like primed white. I didn't take a before picture because I really didn't think I'd be blogging about it. After all,the internet is full of DIY bloggers out there, But here I am...  That'll teach me.  I will have to take before pictures of everything from now on!

For whatever reason, this little bowl was calling out to me to paint it yellow.  I don't know why, my kitchen is dark purple and white, but it wanted yellow.  Since I had leftover yellow paint from another project, I decided to listen to it and paint it yellow.

This picture is after one coat of paint.


Here it is after it was glazed.  I used burnt umber mixed with a little glazing medium.  I don't really know the exact ratio, but it was something like 3 parts glazing medium to 1 part paint.  I then used a baby wipe to wipe the glaze off.  The one thing I need to remember is to wear gloves.  But I really hate working while wearing gloves.

And another view.  This was the first item that I ever used an antique glaze on.  I have to say I was really pleased with the results!

I am ready to do more!  Stay tuned!  :)