One of them was a cabbage tureen. I've always had an affinity for it, but not enough to display it. Recently I thought... white, it needs to be white!
I'm new into the whole spray painting anything I can get my hands on thing... but I knew I probably should start with primer. That I did. But made the mistake of using a cheapie flat white. Hmmm... wasn't looking good. Moved on to a satin white, oooh better. Sprayed the clear gloss and let it dry. Then I realized, it was just too white, too stark. It needed to be a warmer white, off-white so to speak.
Off to JoAnns, picked up some Light Ivory arcylic paint. I knew I didn't want to paint the whole thing, just wanted a thin layer of it, with the white showing through. Found out real fast a brush wasn't going to work... so I went to a highly respected and refined painting tool.... my finger. LOL!
Finally, it was done. It was looking AWESOME. I pick it up oh so carefully only to DROP IT. Caught it in enough time that it just hit the top parts of the "leafs" that stick up. But, damage done, green was showing through and the paint all around it was probably too thick and very rough. UGH. I sanded and painted again. It looks good enough, but I just can't get it back to how it was. There's now too much paint on it, losing it's details, the top now doesn't sit flush due to all the paint, and it's just time to STOP. You know, like Kenny Rogers infamous song! (yes, that is SO random I know!)
Imperfections aside (I'm a little upset at myself for losing some of the detail), I think it's pretty darn spiffy! Now to just find the perfect place for it in my kitchen! After some googling I think I need this white cabbage leaf pitcher as well ;)
If I ever decide to branch off from the family blog to my own craft/decor blog (would anyone read??)... it will totally be called "The White Cabbage". I can see it now. It's all about the art of imperfection :) Cheers!
I'll be linking this little before & after to Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphis Monday and Thifty Decor Chick's Before & After... check them out, lots of neat things going on!