Last month I found a cute little wooden fruit stand at Goodwill.
I guess it’s a fruit stand? I’m sure it could hold many other things as well.
My eye was immediately drawn to it because of it’s shape. I loved all of the curves all over it. Very cottage-y.
I wasn’t crazy about the dark wood color, but knew that it would look great painted white.
And it was only $3.50! I knew I would use it somewhere…if not in my house, then in our guest house.
When you are shopping for items at Goodwill, look at the shape or outline of an item. If it is an ugly color or has an ugly picture on it, don’t let that stop you from buying it. Paint covers a multitude of ugliness!
I tried something a little different on this piece. I rubbed all of the edges that I would be sanding with candle wax before I primed it.
Why? Because sometimes I have trouble sanding off the primer to get down to the wood. It frustrates the heck out of me!
I saw somewhere in blogland that someone used candlewax on the edges before painting. So I thought I would give it a try!
After I rubbed all the edges with my candle, I used a spray primer to prime it.
Then I painted the whole thing white. I used Krylon Satin white spray paint from Walmart.
I had to paint it in the garage and then bring it inside to dry. I cannot wait for warmer weather so I can do more painting outside!
Then I used my sanding sponge to sand all of the edges. I think the candle wax worked! The paint just sanded right off!
Ooooh, I loved how it was turning out!
Then for the final step, I applied a layer of Valspar Mocha Glaze to give it a little more of a vintage look.
I got this bottle at Lowe’s forever ago, and I have done a million projects with it. It lasts for-e-va!
I applied the glaze with a paper towel, and wiped it on and off until I got the look I was after. It’s a subtle difference, but I love how it turned out!
Then I just put some of my artificial apples I got from Marshall’s in it, and I was finished!
I love it!
Now for a parade of pictures of my little beauty…
Well, that’s all!
A very easy project, but I am so happy with the way it turned out.
Here is a sneak peek of a project I’ll share with you next week…<
Have a blessed day!