Hi lovelies! Today I’m sharing how I updated my entryway with an awesome yard sale find from last summer. It was time. This is what was still hanging this morning:
Not the garland, just the wreath. It was perfect for my Christmas Home Tour and I thought since it was just a snowman, it could hang out with us a little longer.
But my husband said this is the reason Spring has eluded us. Seriously? I took it down immediately and anyone who lives near me, I’m sorry, it’s all my fault.
In search of what to put there, I headed to my garage and guess what I found?
Hmmm…Yes! I found three of these for $5 at a yard sale last summer. What a deal! It was first thing in the morning and the poor woman was so overwhelmed and of course I didn’t argue. I snapped them right up. But they’ve just been taking up space in
my personal yard sale thrift store estate sale dumping ground our garage.
I decided to paint one to replace the snowman wreath in my entry way. I wouldn’t really call it an entry way, but it’s the first thing you see when you enter our front door:
Loving the boxwood on it…
I wanted it to have a bit of an aged feel, but I didn’t want to sand the metal. So before spray painting with Rustoleum’s Heirloom White, I added a little petroleum jelly here and there. The paint did not adhere in those spots, so I was able to use a cloth to lightly rub away the paint.
I like the overall effect. I rubbed in a little of Annie Sloan’s dark wax to age it a bit more.
I had just done the top portion in that photo.
I’m loving the result. It’s hard to see the aging in photos, but it’s just enough for me.
I think it works with the staircase. Now if we could just get rid of the carpet.
The boxwood makes it feel like Spring! (Which is so much better than being greeted with Christmas!)
I’m really pleased with how it turned out and you can’t beat $5. There are a few metal scrolly pieces I’ve donated or sold at yard sales over the years that probably could have been saved with a little spray paint therapy.
How about you? Have you ever spray painted metal work? More importantly, do you still have your Christmas wreath up?
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