I decided to change some ornaments from purple to white. Sounded simple, I planned it to be simple. It wasn't simple. Learn from my mistakes.
Here is the perfectly good, purple ornament. These were large ornaments from the church tree of several years back and needed (in my mind) a color change. Simple enough in concept...
Because I like to tinker and wanted save money, I decided to reuse them in an altered state. I wanted them to be white (my favorite color) and thought spray paint would be the cure. You know, spritz, spritz, done! Wrong prescription. Here's the result of that.
Not exactly white or the effect I wanted. I grabbed the primer spray paint, which I should have used in the first place, but the weather wasn't going to cooperate, so I needed another plan. Here's my little buddy....the killer.
I painted them with something I knew would kill the color and here is that step in this process.
I hung them from the chandelier to work on them and let them dry.
Now they were simple and stunning (at least in my favorite-white-color mind), but why leave them at that? I decided to "Mod Podge" them with old music from hymnals and here is the result. I love them and wanted to keep them, but I did them for the church tree and to the church they went along with 96 white doves.
It was a fun project that required a change of course to get the desired result and sometimes I just love a good challenge (like getting my teeth drilled). I learned a little bit about spray paint on plastic (I know why they have special spray paints for that now) but was glad an old buddy (Kilz) was up for the challenge.
Hope your Christmas season is off to a great and gentle start. I have another project to show you a bit later, stay tuned......Robin
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