For some weird reason I love these old tole painted pieces. Whether it’s a hamper, waste bin, a tray, or one of these little…what are these, exactly? Anyone know? Whatever it is, it looked dark and depressing in this state. I pick it up at a thrift store for a couple of bucks. I sprayed it in a periwinkle blue and added decorative painting that lightened it up and clearly stated its new purpose.
As you can see, the design was done free-hand and kept loose and informal. I know, the oval is a little wonky, but I like things to look hand painted, not cookie cutter. It’s just an example that imperfections can give an accessory personality.