Best case scenario is when I can find those kind of pieces from the thrift store for a few bucks or other second hand avenues. I got this wicker chest for 10.00 (off Craigslist). It was originally from Pier One (he said 150 bucks?) maybe it was because the thing was quite heavy duty. Of course this couple stored it outside so it had seen better days. But with a little help from Walmart (cheap spray paint!!!) I fixed it right up to become my new favorite.
Now you can see the weathered condition! But no worries, next I spray painted grey primer on the edges and top. (You could do the entire object but I just skimped.)
I finally realized that Walmart sells spray paint/primer for about half of the local hardware store so I bought a nice brown and green and sprayed away!
Here is the chest with the glaze and the rope detail painted brown.
And now for the fun part, here is the before picture:
|The pillow is from the couch but I wanted to show you how nice it looked with the colors.|
And the best part is all the downstairs toys have a place to hide. The entire project cost me around $20.00. Happy days!
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Thanks for looking!