Hey Sweet Friends! I have been busy working in my yard the last week or so and I have really been enjoying being outside. I shared this photo on my Facebook page on Saturday sharing what we were up to:
It felt so good to get everything trimmed and cleaned up after Winter had left it a mess. (See more of my front yard HERE.)
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing another outdoor project I worked on, but today I’ve got a quick makeover for y’all!
I found this plate rack at the Habitat Restore for $8 several months ago:
The thing with already-painted pieces is when you sand them, the color will show through. I always take forever to start on these pieces because it requires an extra step. (So lazy.) And for this one, I didn’t want the green to show through.
First, here is how this ho-hum plate rack turned out:
A few pretty dishes really make a star out of this simple plate rack.
I know I know…I just painted another thing white. BUT I thought this was another great example of how to distress using petroleum jelly! I recently did this planter out of thrift store throw-aways the same way:
I spray painted over the green with satin black:
Then I added petroleum jelly to the edges and here and there and everywhere I wanted to see distressing.
I spray painted two or so coats of the satin white over the petroleum jelly.
As soon as it was dry, I wiped the spots where I applied the jelly, with a clean soft cloth. It takes the top layers of paint right off…
And you only see the black beneath. I love the effect.
You can make it as distressed as you want. I don’t go too crazy with it…
It was a bit dated before, but now I think it’s quite charming! If only I had space in my own kitchen for it.
Here’s the outdoor project I mentioned earlier that I’ll be sharing on Thursday:
It was very much in need of a makeover, and it got it!
UPDATE: See how this bench looks now HERE! 🙂
See ya then!
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