I remember when Martha introduced her Vintage Décor Paint a few years ago and I thought I would try it out on a light fixture. Unfortunately, I forgot about the light fixture and never bought any of the paint until now. Here's where I bought it: Vintage Decor Paint
I am signed up to receive emails from Martha Stewart Living and one day they talked about painting bushel fruit baskets with décor paint. The ones they pictured were very nice and colorful. I thought about buying a bushel basket and even searched on Amazon for one until I remembered an ugly brown basket that I have. I never liked the color but wasn’t really keen on painting it either unless I spray painted it.
Here’s the brown basket
I remember Martha saying the vintage paint works on many things such as metal, (my light fixture), and wood, (my basket), were two things. Glass and cloth were the other two, so I ordered some paint. I like green and so I chose the Eucalyptus color which looked good to me.
The inside of the basket seemed the best place to start so after I cleaned the basket up a little with a dry cloth, I tested the paint on the side first. Unfortunately, my brush was a little small but I used it anyway.
Next I did the inside bottom and after it dried a little, I dabbed at some of the spots I missed...
... and then I finished up the sides. It didn’t take a lot of paint because it covers so well.
I have a little table right behind me next to the computer so I simply turned my chair around and painted a little at a time and let it dry. Before long I was done except for a few touch-ups this morning in a different light.
I think it looks pretty good and as soon as I find that pencil case I painted blue several months ago, I’m going to redo it with another color of this fantastic Vintage Décor Paint. Darn, I am always misplacing thing!
Here is the basket before and after.
After putting two coats on the basket, I only used 1/3 of the bottle. I marked the spot at the end of the paragraph and now I have 2/3 of a bottle to paint something else! Hmmm, what might I decide on next if I don't find the pencil case! Better get more paint first I think.