Thursday, January 12, 2012

So-So Knockoff

Do you ever have a project in mind that you just love and then when you complete it, it just seems so so?  Happens to me all the time.  I have been reading DYI blogs for about a year now.  I have been intrigued by all the knock off projects.  These talented ladies take an expensive item from a home store like Pottery Barn and create their own less expensive version.  I thought I would give it a try.  Here is my inspiration item:
I saw this on the Grandin Road website.  I like the color, the vintage look and the birds (I have had a thing for birds lately.)  I thought maybe I could do something similar with this tin I got thrifting.
So I sprayed it with my favorite vintage green.  I drew birds and painted them with ModPodge to give it some texture.  I then painted the birds brown and splattered it some to rough it up.  I then painted it with stain and then wiped it off.  I gave it a sanding.

Tahdah! annnd I am just not in love with it.  It just feels too crafty homemade to me.  Thrift Chcik says I am too hard on myself.  I am sure it will be repurposed soon, but for now it is a part of the decor.

Mama Thrift

1 comment:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I liked 'em!
Not bad ...maybe a bit more detail or staining. I've started seeing that green color around a lot.