My hubby and I went to a flea market this weekend. I came away with a couple goodies! O.k...I will start with my scale...yes I said scale. This one is a 60lb scale, in really great condition and the face of it has just the right amount of "wear" and it's a bigger face than my other ones too, it was unique & it was $12.00 so I snatched it up~
Then I got this little "beauty". Hmmm well I guess it's far from beautiful but I saw its potential! I call it my Fake "Firkin" For Five Dollars! Say that five times fast! Haha! Here is the before picture~
Here is the lid. These letters were NOT fun to get off! I think they were written with black permanent marker and then orange florescent permanent marker over that! It took some elbow grease but I got all the letters off!
And here are a couple after pictures. First I painted on a really light cream color, almost looked butter yellow, then I painted tan over that. Sanded it/distressed it and then put a walnut stain over it. I am not sure that I "love" the way the lid came out so I might be doing a bit of re-painting and re-sanding... we'll see~
Have a great Monday everyone! I have a few projects on deck this week...my flea market makeover kind of changed my weekend. So not sure what I will work on next. My kids are starting to take quite an interest in my painting...they want to do it to. So I am thinking of having some sort of project day for them! They would love it! Until next time. Take care. ~Sarah~