Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Faux Blue And White Enamelware

Now, does this look like the real thing to you? ~

It's not!  I broke my ceramic compost bucket, which was a great relief to me.  It looked good but was heavy and hard to clean.  That meant I could go back to the convenient metal one with a removable liner that washed up like a dream.  The problem with the metal one was that is was really, really ugly.

I forgot to take a before picture so here it is upside down and already spray painted white on the far side. ~

It's a Homesense item that I think I bought for $7.  I taped off the wooden handles and spray painted it with white enamel.  It was a definite improvement over the orange but boring.  I was rummaging around the craft room and found a can of dark blue enamel spray paint.  Inspiration stuck!

I taped a plastic bag over everything but the rolled rim at the top and gave the rim a couple of coats of the dark blue.

A little distressing on the handles (done with a metal pot scraper because that was easier than hunting around for sandpaper) and it looks pretty authentic. ~

There is a hook on the side of this bucket for a scoop so I guess it was intended to be a flour canister. I decided to hang a rustic tag from it instead.

Some simple materials and a stamp set and I'm good to go. ~

I've never stamped before and sure need to work on my technique! ~


Okay crafters, how do you stop the ink from getting on the edges of the stamp?  HELP!

Now, I'm eyeballing every piece of metal I come across to see if I can turn it into enamelware!

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