Hello amazing friends! I told ya’ll when I shared how I finally got my messy work space organized on Thursday, that I had been so productive! I immediately grabbed several small things to paint, including this $4 cookbook stand from my Winter Thrift Store haul:
Just sharing this piece alone seemed like cheating a little. When ya’ll show up, I want it to be worth it! So I thought it would be fun to share these pieces as another round of smalls. Spoiler alert: most of them are white, but I’m always amazed at what just a coat of white paint can do!
First up is the cookbook stand:
Simple enough! This is already in my booth and I think I priced it at $22.
Life with a teenager:
Remember when Jack was such a little cutie helping me out in the garage?
- For most of these pieces, I used two coats of Cotton by Dixie Belle, applied with a brush. To make things go more quickly, you can always spray prime the first coat with Rustoleum spray primer, but I was in no hurry. I love the texture chalk paint adds verses spray paint. I sanded using 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old foam sanding block to sand each piece. Then I gave them a quick wipe down with Dixie Belle’s Satin Clear Coat using their sponge applicator.
Next up are these candle holders that I picked up last year for $8 for the pair:
Two quick coats of Cotton, a quick sanding does wonders:
$8 seemed pricey, but I think I priced the pair for $28, and they were pretty quick to do!
Up next is this candle holder I found before the holidays, also for $8:
I had visions of turning it into a Christmas centerpiece with holiday greenery, but never got to it. I decided to give it a more coastal look instead:
The blue is a 50/50 mix of Cotton and Vintage Duck Egg Blue…
The next small I painted was this really sweet cherub angel on a book. I must have not taken a before photo, but here it is in this pile of goodies:
It was $3.25 and I just loved it! I knew it would paint up so sweet!
I’m keeping this one for me! Plus I think it might make a cute prop for photos!
I didn’t base coat this piece first. That is the original gold coming through.
And finally, this piece:
Ages ago, I bought this piece for my dear friend that I redid this cabinet for. When she dropped off the cabinet, she brought this also thinking I might be able to do something with it.
And I love how it turned out! After giving it a good cleaning and painting it (I used Fluff on this one.), I used one of the transfers from a sheet of mini transfers (called Classic Vintage Labels by Re-designed by Prima) to embellish it:
This is meant to hold soap, but it doesn’t have to!
I do have two more quick makeovers I tackled. One is a basket that you will see on Thursday, and the other is a set of three tin wall hangings that I didn’t get a chance to photograph yet, but I will use for staging soon!
It always feels good to get these smaller pieces done and out of my stash!
Even though they were very simple, I hope you enjoyed them too!
If you missed my last Painting the Smalls post, I gave these pieces a quick update:
You can see what they became HERE!
And yay! I get to cross another item off the list!
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I’ll see ya’ll back here on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper Girls! I’ll be tackling the china cabinet!!
Hope to see ya then!
UPDATE: This beauty of a china cabinet is done and ready to see now HERE!!
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