This will be quick; we’ve got company coming!
In the midst of my super-unproductive summer, I have managed to finish a few mini-makeovers.
I’ve seen about 40 gazillion of these around in Blogland, so I decided to make 40 gazillionth + one, by transforming this homely little cheese dome
The Rustoleum paint I used came out waaaayyy more purple-toned than I wanted ( I was going for barn red), so this got a rubdown with ebony stain. Better.
The sweet green glass on this lamp caught my eye—and so did the $1.00 price tag! I didn’t love its original brass accents, so out came the weapon of all bloggy crafters: Heirloom White spray paint. The shade wasn’t a thrifty find, but the $8 total tag for a cutey addition to my desk still wins in my book.
Finally, an old whiteboard in our mudroom-command-central needed a little freshening up. I used not-thrifty magnetic primer and topped it with my never-ending can of blackboard paint.
Verdict: Much better, though I wish the magnetism were stronger. The directions say three thin coats; I’d do at least 4 if I were to do it over. Which I’m not. Yet.
Meanwhile, I have a lot of magnetic primer left over. What should I do with it? Magnetize the inside of some kitchen cabinets? A magnetic clipboard? How about a coat on my forehead, so I can keep up with my to-do list? Ideas?
Happy Thrifting! Be blessed!