When shopping for pieces, I try to look past things that aren’t my taste cosmetically, like color and fabric, and try to envision what the piece will look like when I make it my taste. In the case of this scale, the bright yellow just wasn’t my taste. I love yellow, but this yellow was pretty in-your-face and I felt like it clashed with the mellow brass.
I obviously wasn’t alone in thinking this, because the scale was marked 75% off of its original price. That made it perfect for me, because I’m a girl who likes a bargain and I know how to paint things!
Now, I use milk paint 99% of the time, but this piece needed something else. The shape would’ve been a royal pain to paint with a brush and I thought an enamel finish with a little bit of gloss would look sharp. I ordered Krylon in Dover White, gloss from Amazon.
I sprayed the scale with two coats of paint, turning it on both sides, both ends, up-side-down, right-side-up…you get the idea. A piece like this really needed to be painted from all angles to get good coverage in all of the nooks and crannies.
And, wow! Sooooo much better. The brass really pops against the creamy white and the gloss finish was absolutely the right way to go with this one.
I love it.
I have a similar one at home that I’m tempted to paint now. Maybe I just will!
I also did some work on this fellow…
Oh my. What a mess. This cabinet has more than just cosmetic issues, but I know it’s going to be amazing when finished. So, I took it outside, removed the doors, scraped off all of the loose paint, and disassembled the bottom (which was in pieces inside). I really wish I could’ve saved the doors, but they were just too far gone, sadly. The bright side is that the interior is very cool, so I don’t mind that it’s exposed.
Here is how it sits at the moment…
Much better already, right? My dad is going to help me rebuild the bottom (we have the wood, so it will match) and I’m going to seal the chipping paint with Tough Coat. I can’t wait to see how this one turns out!