Have you ever run across these wooden leaves and bowls at garage sales or thrift shops?
I have several times and usually pass right by them. Not my style really. Until an idea struck: give them a paint makeover!
I began by lightly sanding them and then coating them with white spray paint.
After they were completely dry, I taped off certain sections at an angle.
I did three different color blocks on three of the trays.
I painted each one with gold and then once that was dry, taped off another section and painted the last colors. For these I chose Valspar Satin Koi Pond, Rust-Oleum Flat Gray and made my own coral pink with acrylics.
When I peeled the tape back, I had to do some touch ups here and there, which was a bit of pain. Since the spray paint goes all over, I had to re-tape them gently. If I tried this method again, I would allow each coat to dry for a longer period of time (probably a good 12-24 hours) in between coats.
Once they were done, I decided to paint feather designs, with acrylics, on two of them.
I left the other two as is and then sprayed them all with a coat of clear satin sealant to protect them from scratches.
They are perfect for holding jewelry that you want easy access to and look super cute displaying them.
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