And that was my problem with several things I have accumulated. How did I solve my problems? With paint!
Ok, so I bought 6 gold stags at a local home decor store thinking they would be perfect for a Christmas display, but the weird gold was hideous. You can see how the light reflects off of them and turns orange. Not good! So, some white paint and a little antiquing glaze and the deer look so Scandi Style!
Ready for the holidays!
Next problem were the candle holders. Made from reclaimed wood table legs, these unique imported candle holders work well in any room decor. (I have several in the shop!) But this pair had different wood tones and the tall one was a bit pink.
Not looking like a pair
A quick coat of flat white paint and a little sanding solved the candle holder problem!
The white paint makes the red and green foliage pop!
Now, I have to admit the next problem made me hesitate, whether I should paint over this Turkish olive jar. Usually, these imported vintage jars have beautiful patinas and glazes, but this one turned out a bit ugly. Plus, someone spattered white paint on it and I could not remove all of it.
Not pretty and with paint spatters
So, I painted it white, too! I love how this terracotta jar turned out and think it looks pretty for the holidays.
My last problem was this pair of petite French side tables. They are vintage with quality wood and just look at the delicate legs! But the wood on the two tables were different shades. One was lighter than the other. I wanted them to be a matched pair. So, once again, the power of paint transformed these scratched up tables into tables that would look lovely in any French Country or Swedish style room!
Looks a bit dated and are different wood tones
Pretty in greige grey and cream!
These side tables can also be used as small night stands. They are small and versatile and would fit in most areas.
All these items have been transformed with paint And they are new in the shop! Just click on the links in the post or click on the thumbnails below.
Well, I hope this blog post will encourage/inspire you to take old decor that you were thinking of getting rid of and imagine them in a different color. Take your decor problems and solve it with paint!
Till next time!