It was an ad for a line of accessories, one of which was a set of cream distressed canisters. I quickly remembered my dark and boring set on the armoire and started plotting. I started by painting the entire set with Valspar Vanilla Satin spray paint. After letting that dry for a couple of hours I took my block sander and stripped the paint on most of the edges and the pressed sides. I was really happy with the outcome because it exposed some of the silver tin beneath the original bronze… so cute. I then glazed all the pieces with RL Smoke Glaze… Oh how I love this stuff.
I was done at that point… I thought. After searching for a home for my new piece, Ashley and I realized that it needed a little something. Luckily she was already planning a trip to Hobby Lobby so I had her find me a somewhat ornate wall frame. She picked it out perfectly… Thanks Lash! I removed all the insides of the frame and spray painted it with Valspar black satin. After it dried a bit I hit the top edges with my sander… love the outcome. I covered the cardboard mat with some extra fabric I had and put it back in the frame.
A couple of pears later and I was pleased… A new dining table centerpiece… Woohoo! Thanks for checking out my very first “Wonderful Whatnot”! I will be posting my whatnot on DIY day over at A Soft Place to Land... Check it out and be inspired!!