Saturday, June 9, 2012

Distressing is not so distressing

That's right, in fact distressing a project is so rewarding for me. 

(I love how sanding and glazing bring the details out.) 

For example I got this plate from a garage sale for $2.00
I saw that it had "good" bones
...for a plate

I really didn't love the darker brown colour of the middle pattern.

I primed, painted and lightly distressed it and made it something wonderful.

 Gotta love Krylon's Ocean Blue with
 sanded edges and details

Now I just need to fill it with something.....I guess it's time to go shopping.
maybe something white or tarnished metal or maybe some mercury glass.


  1. Very cool! I still haven't gotten into projects like that yet. I think they scare me. But yours turn out so well! Nice work!

  2. That plate is really pretty! I love the sanded edges.

  3. So cute! Love the lack of stressing in your distressing! lol Visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts, thanks for sharing.

  4. Great job! I love the white with the distressed edges--it makes it pop more.

  5. Very pretty... I think I will try that Krylon color soon! It came out beautiful!