Remember this picture from last week? It's all the goodies I grabbed up at Hobby Lobby.
Those poor gray pears were just so drab, but a little craft paint turned that drab to fab!
First I brushed on green paint and quickly wiped it off with a paper towel so that a little of the wood would show through. I followed that up with some yellow, also wiped off and blended. A little brown on the stems and I was finished!
. . . or so I thought. After I looked at my new cuties a while, I decided that I couldn't live with them like they were. So out came my trusty whatever-I-found-in-the-garage stain. I slopped on some stain, let it soak in for just a minute, and then wiped them down good with a clean paper towel.
Much better! The stain toned down the color a lot and gave them more character. I'm very happy with how they turned out!
I'm linking up to these fun parties. Check them out!
Penny Pinching Party! @ The Thrifty Home
get your CRAFT on! @ Today's Creative Blog
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land