Hello my friends, today I’m sharing a bit of Vintage Chic Style.
You know that fun vintage piece that with very little effort becomes chic. Sometimes Mother Nature or time does this for you all by itself. Other times, you have to help it along.
That’s exactly what I did with an old ice cream maker that I picked up at an estate sale quite a while ago.
What sold me on it in the first place was the turquoise works. It was natural wood, but I gave it a little charm.
Almost forgot to take a before picture. First, I gave it two coats of blue paint. Diamond Lake, a Clark & Kensington paint that I got at Ace when they had their free quart of paint promo.
Then I rubbed it in a few spots with a little Vaseline. Chap stick works great too. Why, you ask? Wait and see. After that I gave it two coats of Vintage White. Another free paint sample. Yes, I got two! I got one and then the next week I was at Ace again. The employee at the paint counter asked me if I wanted a ‘free’ quart of paint? I told him that I had got one last weekend. “It’s o.k.” he said, “you can have another one”. Let’s just say, he didn’t have to ask twice! lol!
Then I sanded. The white paint did not adhere in the places that I had hit with the Vaseline. With very little effort I gave it a vintage chic feel.
I have big plans for this bucket for my Christmas décor, but for now I filled it with my newly harvested Limelight Hydrangea blooms.
I love how some of the blossoms have touches of pink!
I was having so much fun that I decided that I couldn’t stop there.
I had this Styrofoam ring that I had picked up at a damaged goods store for $2.
Because these dried blooms are fragile I poked holes in the ring with a wooden skewer. Then I inserted the blooms. I made a cute wreath to hang on the wall of our basement guest bedroom.
A piece of old crochet lace, a birdie tag, and a bit of bling. . .
‘Vintage chic’ charm!
How about you? Have you given anything a time worn look lately?
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