I often have trouble leaving things alone. I like to tinker, tweak and put my stamp on things. The latest case in point – these ceramic trophies I found on clearance at Target.
I spotted them a while ago and liked the shape, but they seemed off in white ceramic. I guess others agreed with me, because they ended up with three clearance stickers piled one on top of the other. I knew I could make them work, so I bought all of them. I initially thought of silver leafing them, but I decided it would be fun (and a little less labor intensive) to spray them with chalkboard paint.
I’m often asked which brand of chalkboard paint I like and I actually like two brands. I use the Krylon spray version and the Rustoleum that comes in a quart. I’ve liked the result of both.
This project was going to be better sprayed, so I used the Krylon. After two light coats, here’s the result…
I think they’re pretty fun and the classic trophy shape keeps them from being too quirky.
Let’s hope my version sells better than the Target version!
If you’re in the area, I’m going to be at CariLin Creations at Urban Vintage
(2001 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA) from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for a book signing. CariLin is also a Milk Paint retailer, so I’ll be available to answer questions or point you towards the products that will be best for your next project.
Lastly, thank you to all who have served.
Happy Veteran’s Day!