Early March Thrift Store Flips

Here are a few of my finds so far this month:

This is a planter I came across that was the perfect size for one of our plants living in a plastic planter container on our barn wood benches:

I painted the base color white:

And then I dry brushed the decorative raised areas white. See the process on How To Dry Brush Paint.

This is a little black container I found:

A round back container with a paisley design on it with a lid

Ok, so I need to get better at taking pictures of these items before I start painting them, so bear with me…

This little beauty looked feminine to me, and I thought it would be perfect to go in a little girl’s room to hold bows. So, I started out with a light pink color:

A round pink container with a paisley design on it

Then I painted on some silver glaze, and wiped it off. The glaze gave the entire piece a glossy shimmer:

A decorative round container painted pink and glazed silver

Nope, it didn’t sit right with me. the glaze made the piece look messy. Back the the painting station: which is in my living room on a towel by the way.

I went for a light gray this time:

A round decorative container painted gray and pink

You can see how this piece would look with the dry brushing technique instead of the glazing, so I was leaning towards an alternate application at this point.

Fully painted gray:

A round decorative container painted gray

Using the same gray glaze, I dry brushed it:

A gray round container with a lid that has been dry brushed a silver glaze

I think it looks much better! Don’t you?

Then, I found this big funky planter!

A metal bohemian planter with an elephant and monkey on the sides with a fake palm tree in it

That picture was taken after I had removed all the foam and the tree out of it, but you get the idea of what it looked like.

A metal bohemian planter with an elephant and monkey on the sides

I painted the base color a sandy beige:

A beige painted metal bohemian planter with an elephant and monkey on the sides.

And sanded the high spots for distressing:

A beige painted metal bohemian planter with an elephant and monkey on the sides and sanded through for distressing look

Then dry brushed the patterns along the top and the bottom, and painted the delicate raised lines a dark purple:

A bohemian planter with an elephant, monkey and a palm tree on each of the four panels, painted beige, dark red and dark purple with distressing

A bohemian planter with an elephant, monkey and a palm tree on each of the four panels, painted beige, dark red and dark purple with distressing

Well? What do you think?

With Love, Erika Nora

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