The Rub-n-Buff picked up the details perfectly, made them stand out and be noticed, without looking overly "beat up" and roughed up.
I gave it a couple of coats of ivory spray paint, roughed it up, added a lil' antiquing glaze, and then waited..........and waited.......and waited some more to find just the right flowers for a good price (cuz I'm cheap like that). I'm not a big fan of fake flowers, so they have to look just right. All the ones I liked were the uber-expensive ones, of course (the most realistic looking ones). Even with a 40% off coupon at places like JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby, they were still much more than I wanted to pay. FINALLY, one Saturday when the Hubster kept the kids and I was shopping alone (seriously...alone...wow!) I went to JoAnn's. All their floral stuff was 50% off that day AND I had a 20% off coupon that was good even on sale items!! Score! So I got two bunches of these cute little guys for $4!
I like it, not bad for $5, and it added a nice little touch of femininity without being overboard. What do you think? Have you done any fun little makeovers lately? Are you cheap like me and would rather wait until the container is rusted for real before buying expensive flowers? Or would you have just taken the hit, dove in, and finished it right away?
Gonna link up here: DIY by Design, Restored it Wednesday - Restore Interiors, FJI Saturday Nite Special