Thursday, November 1, 2012

Orb, Revised...


The orb I found for a buck at Julie's
last garage sale was nice as it was...


But in the interest of lightening up a bit,
a coat of ASCP French Linen was applied.


And after that, a bit of dark wax
in the form of shoe polish.

Yes - shoe polish.
Applied oh so lightly...with 
the same little applicator brush
used to apply it to shoes.


Hey - it never hurts to
experiment. And I am a 
big believer with doing what
you can with what you have.

Kiwi was the brand I had.


This is not where the orb will stay.
I need to find another stand...
maybe even a bigger one.

And I will definitely give shoe polish 
another shot on other types of painted items.

Aren't we always seeking 
new and budget-friendly ways
to feather our nests?

Word for the Day:
Luke 11:9
And I tell you, ask
and it will be given to you; 
seek, and you will find; 
knock, and it will be opened to you.

UPDATE:
Orb Lands on Coffee Table/Trunk


I had the stand already. Yay!



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5 comments:

Donna Wilkes said...

I have a big tin of Kiwi and Esquire shoe polishes in different colors for finishing pieces. If there are any of the brushes at estate sales, I buy them. I love this orb.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I have heard other people using shoe polish. Great job on the orb. came out great...as usual :)

Feral Turtle said...

I love orbs. What a great deal you got on your orb too. Where did you find such beautiful stands? They are amazing. I wish I would have thought about using shoe polish instead of investing so much for the Annie Sloan Wax. Great project!

~ Liz ~ said...

Good idea using the shoe polish! You can't beat making something you have on hand work like that. I love the orb and all the little goodies you have there on your table by the window. Such a sweet scene. I wonder what will find a home with you next!
Liz

Tammy said...

It looks lovely! Great tip. Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!