I’ve been needing something new to put above my accent table in the kitchen that I purchased at Pier 1 a couple of months ago. I recently had a canvas painting of some fruit, but I’m really trying to phase out that theme in my kitchen (it’s a little outdated!).
During a recent trip to HomeGoods with my sister-in-law, I noticed this cool metal leaf motif in the clearance aisle. Only $8! The problem: it’s a rusty red color. The wall I wanted to hang it on is red as well and wouldn’t really pop the way I wanted it to. So, what to do? Paint it of course!
I purchased a can of Rustoleum flat white spray paint and put one coat on the entire metal motif.
When it was all dry, I decided to take some sand paper and give it a rustic feel. I lightly sanded sporadically over the entire wall hanging, heavier in some spots to really expose the original rust color. I absolutely love the final look!
Final costs: $8 for the metal leaf wall decor and $4 for the Rustoleum white spray paint. $12 for decor that fits my style!
Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee says
Gorgeous makeover! You are very talented! Beautiful space you got here! Hope to see you on my blog:)
Have a nice week!
Just Jaime says
Love the new color!
Lovely, I like so much better in white!
Good eye and clever solution. It really pops on your red wall.
So pretty! It pops! I have a little blog party called Simply Creative over at 365days2simplicity.blogspot.com. I’d love it if you linked this project up!!
New follower here!….I LOVE this project!! the vintage paint looks great!!
L'Heure Bleue At Home says
That was a really imaginative and clever transformation! You did a great job!
The piece you found is lovely and perfect for your spot- I love the white and it really pops against your wall! Love it. 🙂
I love how you sanded it, looks great!
So cute! Great idea and it definitely looks amazing in white over that red wall.
[email protected] says
Perfect! And you can’t beat the price 😉
Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes says
I love makeovers like this. It’s actually more of a shock when I buy something and do not paint it. The distressed white really pops and looks so much better in your home than the original color did.
the cape on the corner says
looks great! wonderful find for 8 bucks, too!
Pretty! I love it on the colored wall with the white trim to make it really pop!
This is fantastic, I love metal artwork.
Oh, I love the distressed look of it all. It turned out fantastic!