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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Anything can be painted

     Anything can be painted. Don't throw your favorite items out just because you don't like the color or the condition of the piece.  Friends of ours, bought a sculpture online that they didnt really like when they got it.  But don't fret... they asked if there was anything that I could do.  I said I can paint practically anything. Let me try.  And here we are a few days later.. A beautiful red tailed hawk emerged from a rusty old bird sculpture.


Newly emerged Red-Tail Hawk from rusty old sculpture
Anything can be painted as long as you prepare the surface correctly.  I painted my pots from red to blue because I wanted the blue color and didn't want to buy new pots. Because the pots are on display, I didnt primer them, I just painted over them and then finished them with a coat of poly.  This was intentional, as it allows me to take the paint off if I ever decide to go back to the red pot again. Most of the time I use a primer that will permanently bond the paint to the surface.

Red pot

Same pot painted blue with an antique finish.

Painted Trunk

This trunk is over 40 years old.  It was a regular blue color with no legs.  I painted it to look like wood with a leopard skin thrown over it.  I did this 15 years ago and it still looks great today.  As a matter of fact I'm still using it for storage.
I found an old night table at a consignment shop.  It was too short for our bedroom and, of course, I didnt like the color. So I added legs made out of PVC pipe and............

......Painted it to fit my decor in our bedroom. 
 It looks great and is still functioning quite nicely.

Remember......Anything can be painted!!!!
If you have something you'd like painted email me for either instructions on DIY
or hire me to paint it for you.


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