First of all, a big huge thank you to Dixie Belle Paints for helping to make this post possible today. They provided the product used in this post. All ideas and opinions are my own. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
You know how we roll, we stop at all garage sales, thrift stores, and craft stores. Buy things and stash them away for later. I picked up the ceiling tin in my travels and saw a very similar one at Hobby Lobby so I painted it to look just like it. I thought because it was a Hobby Lobby Hack it would sell. Nope, it sat and sat, way too long. So What To Do With Outdated 3 D Artwork.
I decided I was sick of looking at it and would paint it in a more neutral color. In the meantime, I got a package delivered full of goodies. Oh did I feel like Santa made an early delivery. Dixie Belle Paint gathered an assortment of their products and mailed them to me. Although the products were given to me all opinions and ideas are my own.
So I figured this paint was made to take care of the outdated ceiling tin. Before I started painting I washed the tin off with soap and water and let it dry thoroughly.
Don’t forget, I had already painted it and waxed it as well. The cool thing about this product is it is made to go over wood, metal, glass, laminate, ceramic and even fabric!
I am amazed at the thick consistency of the paint and it goes on so smoothly. I dry brushed the color Driftwood, which is a lovely grayish tan, over the piece. Then I wiped some of it back with a damp paper towel. I wanted some of the deep red to show through. The paint adhered beautifully. I did let the paint dry completely between coats because the I wanted the colors to remain clear.
The next color I dry brushed on is the Hurricane Gray. Once again I did it lightly to allow the other colors to show through. And the final coat of paint to lighten it up is the Drop Cloth.
To protect the tin I tried out the Best Dang Wax! A little goes a long way. And then I had to sprinkle on the Dixie Dirt since this tin has such a pretty raised design. It brings out the design.
If you have an outdated frame or an old piece of artwork, this is what to do with outdated 3 D artwork. Paint it with a paint like Dixie Belle paint that will cover glass, metal, wood and even fabric. And play with all of the different finishes and glazes. I have another piece I did and it is the complete opposite. I will be posting about it soon.
Take A Stroll Down Vintiquity Lane With Me
Several weeks ago I took a break from painting and creating. Take a stroll down Vintiquity Lane with me. Two of my friends came along for the actual inspirational field trip. Vintiquity Market is closer to me than the Fancy Flea Market (see here and here) and just as much fun.
Vintiquity Lane is a vintage market held the third Saturday and Sunday every month. It is truly fun and inspirational. I always enjoy going on these field trips to meet likeminded people and be fueled by their creativity.
Of course browsing through the venue, we saw beachy looking items, painted furniture, rustic things and items from our childhood depending on your age. There are vendors who sell clothing, others carry vintage artwork. You will see so many interesting things.
You could buy little trinkets or jewelry or big pieces of furniture and of course vintage china. Or handmade goodies. You certainly can’t beat that now, can you? I even bought the cutest wooden box.
It is a crayon box from the 1930’s without the crayons. That is ok. You will be seeing it around the blog here and there for sure.
My friend bought a vintage mirror, which I forgot to take a picture of but you get the idea of the treasures to be found at Vintiquity Lane. Seeing all of the things from bygone years kind of makes me nostalgic for simpler days. Maybe not simpler but since I was much younger is seems like it was.
All in all, it was an enjoyable day to be with friends and become inspired. I really needed that. Sometimes you have to observe the world around you to get the creative juices flowing. I hope you liked taking a stroll down Vintiquity Lane with me. For those of you who live in Florida or are planning to visit the west coast of Florida, you should try to make it on the 3rd weekend of the month. The address is 1540 North Lime Avenue, Sarasota FL.