I love shopping for display items at thrift stores. I bought all the pieces in this post at thrift stores during my travels the last few months. When I was at the Snap Conference I actually won a quart of Modern Masters Shimmer Metallic Paint so I thought I’d try it out on these.
BTW, I had a painting day at my house a few weeks ago and this paint was the favorite of the day! It goes on very smooth and covers well. I think these all have two thin layers on them.
Here’s what the leaf dish looked like before it was painted. Light wood with a little scratching on it.
And here it is after. What do you think?
I painted the mug rack on a different day. This is how I paint a lot of times when I’m by myself… just me, Good Mythical Morning, and a cup of coffee. (I must have already finished the coffee when I took this!)
And here’s the mug rack after. You can see a little of the shimmer in the light.
One more piece… I forgot to take a before photo but it’s in the thrift store haul video. I’ll link to it when I get it up. I called it a “men’s jewelry box” but it’s actually called a “valet”, probably from the 1970s.
I took all of these to Treasure Island Flea last month. My daughter took these beautiful photos. You can see the leaf dish in one of them. I think it sets off our statement necklaces perfectly!
The bottom photos are fun… we tried food and drinks from a couple of new vendors. The bottom left photo is a Hungarian chimney cake from Rill’s. Delicious! Kind of like a cinnamon roll baked around a wooden cylinder in a routisserie oven. The Black Medicine coffee on the right is a pressure brewed coffee with added vitamin C. I heard it’s sold in our local Safeway so I’ll be looking for it next time I’m there.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim