I’m still in Texas… recovering from a great Antique Alley. Tomorrow is my travel day back to California so I thought I’d just share a quick post today to show you how to paint over decals on a wood piece.
I bought this caddy at my favorite thrift shop last spring. It sat around my studio for a while because I had so many other projects going on. I knew I wanted to use it for display at Treasure Island Flea but I outgrew those country decals LONG ago! I wanted to paint it CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White but wasn’t sure if that would cover those decals.
So first, I painted three coats over just the decals, letting each dry before I put on another. These were thicker than my usual coats of paint. Then I painted two coats over the whole caddy. This is more than I usually do but even though the caddy was white it looked like it had been used to hold pens and crayons and had a lot of little marks on it.
I put a thin layer of wax over just the outside. Since I’m keeping this I didn’t do a very detailed job and didn’t want to bother with all those little inside angles.
This really cleaned up the caddy and I’m happy with how it turned out. It will get a lot of use at Treasure Island Flea! If you are looking for more small painting project ideas follow my DIY | Painting board on Pinterest.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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