At Home With K is a genius with a can of paint. And I am also continually inspired by Kristi over at The Speckled Dog. Her thrift store makeovers are amazing.
I painted the wooden plate with a spray can of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White. I did two coats. When that was dry, I sanded inside the nooks and crannies and around the outside edge to distress it a bit. Then I followed Kindra's advice and rubbed MinWax Early American over the entire plate. I immediately wiped it off using clean paper towels.
I love this piece! And I'm so happy with how it turned out for my first try at distressing and aging.
In preparation for spring, and after being inspired by this post that Kristi did, I added a little nest with three robin's eggs inside. I bought a sleeve of 20 little foam Easter eggs at the Target dollar spot for $2.50. They had ribbon attached to them for hanging, so I just cut the ribbon off. The nest was actually a decoration from my wedding almost ten years ago. I knew I had saved it, so I dug around until I found it.
So, my $1.99 cheese dome was transformed into a beautiful spring centerpiece for less than $10. I love it!
Kindra has started up a new link party called "Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays".
Make sure you check it out and link up any DIY projects or great finds that you made or bought for $10 or less. Thanks for stopping by today!
I'm also linking up over at Kristi's...