Anyway, sorry I've been a little MIA lately. I've had some major stuff going on (more on that later) and have been busy prepping for some big projects involving a ton of yard work. And with that, my time has been totally consumed. But in between everything I've found a little time to do a little crafting!
A few weeks back I found this star at the thrift store for $1.50. I have the perfect place for it on my front porch (if the weather ever shapes up!) but it just needed a little paint makeover.
I started with a basic black paint and gave it two good coats.
After that, I got a little overanxious to get it done... and just starting adding my own mix of colors and glazes until it looked "right". I really had no rhyme or reason to my madness... in fact I don't even remember the order of colors or which one I mixed with what. That's the beauty of paint... you can customize your own look and play around with the desired effect.
I used a combination of browns, black and yellow applying each one individually and letting dry... then adding a little more of something here and there. Here's the closeup (sorry, the pics from far away are hard to see the detail).
I'm not sure if this is it's final resting place on the porch... I still need to get all my other stuff out and play around with it. I also need to do something with the whiskey barrel ~ maybe some stain or paint? I'll see how I feel once it's warm enough to get out there!
I can't wait to put it all together! If you want the names of colors that I used just shoot me a message and I can respond. I basically used what I already had. Just by mixing different colors until you create a new one that works for your project is the perfect way to use what you have.
I'll have another cute little paint makeover on Thursday so check back to see that!
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