As I have mentioned about a bazillion times by now; I paint everything that has the potential to be painted. When Ben bought me my desktop computer he instantly read my mind and said "Don't paint the computer" (It's black and I was thinking about painting it white or MINT GREEN! Yes, I'm insane,luckily he knows this, so my computer is safe.
So a couple weekends ago, Ben and I went to Fredericksburg and assisted in making "Ho Ho Land" in his mom's and grandma's houses. (Check out that 1996 cutie). While we were there, Grandma gave me this adorable sled that she didn't want anymore:
Instantly I saw the potential! It could be so many different colors! I could match it perfectly to our family room! I was really excited. So after we came home I decided on making it mint green and white ombre (all the rage these days).
First I painted the whole sled white with inexpensive craft paint. After I did the second coat of white, I almost instantly taped off the areas that would be striped with green. Then I painted dark green on the bottom, fading up to pale green at the top. I pulled off the painters tape before it was totally dry and it pulled a lot of the white paint off with it. Fortunately I'm into that whole "Shabby Chic" style, so I was really happy with it! If you're looking for clean white lines - wait for the paint to dry overnight before taping for the stripes!
I have it hanging out on my end table full of random pretty things. Yay for a mint colored Christmas! If you'd like to see more Before & After blogs click HERE! & More Decorating blogs are HERE!
Side note: Yesterday,"Red Elephant" SOLD! If you're still hoping to get a gift under $30 for a friend, loved one (or yourself) head over to the Small Scale Originals section and see what's left!
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