|Ceramic Elephant Before|
|Krylon High Gloss Paint (I used white)|
Wendy recently turned me on to a great blog: Three Men and a Lady. Check it out! And in particular, tour her home. Are you drawn to the high gloss painted knick knacks tucked away here and there? Now, I am not much for knick knacks. Streamlined, clean and simple is my usual arrangement. But every now and then, a shelf, a stack of books or the coffee table, need some new life. Vignettes can be updated, changed or rearranged.
A can of high gloss white spray paint (or color of choice), a couple of thrift store finds, and you are ready to go. I found this awfully awesome ceramic elephant for $2. Doesn't it look great in white?
Just a couple of major tips:
- Clean and dry your items thoroughly
- Wait until it is at least 50 degrees out, cold paint and / or cold items do not take paint well
- A cardboard box is the perfect work station for spray painting
- Invest the $2.50 in the snap on handle that makes the job easier
Hope you enjoy and have a great day!