This is how she used to look. Got her for just five bucks at the thrift store! Big improvement right?!
I was tempted to keep her as a photo prop (my husband tried to stop me from posting this
I've never used spray paint... ever... crazy right?! I did one coat of Zinsser primer and a few coats of Krylon gloss gray spray paint that I bought at Wal-Mart for a couple dollars. Since the frame has lots of cool carving detail on it, I thought it might be neat to try glazing it. I just used the Martha Stuart faux finishing glaze and tinted it with a sample of black paint. I recommend checking out these videos here to learn more about glazing.
The piece of metal that I bought was too big, so I had my husband to use his man hands to cut it to the right size with some tin snips. It actually cut pretty easily.
For the full tutorial on how to put everything together, go check out Laura Thoughts. The only thing I did differently was use a kiddie cup from a restaurant instead of a medicine bottle. I also mod podged some fabric to the outside of the cup since the paint job I did on it was pretty bad.
Hope my sister likes it!
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