I was strolling through our local Goodwill last week looking for goodies donated by people trying to claim a last minute tax write-off. I came across a bucket with a $1 price on it.
I grabbed it and ran to the register. Especially because the pail was originally $9.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Miss Mustard Seed’s aged painted pails have been stored in my memory banks since I first saw them in August. (And that is saying a lot, considering I can’t remember what I ate for lunch today!)
Marion used crackle medium, but I remember seeing somewhere that you can use regular elmer’s glue mixed with a little water instead. So that is what I did – and guess what – IT WORKED!
I only used enough H20 to water down the glue so it would be easier to paint on.
I brushed it all over the outside of the pail (bottom too!) And let it dry.
Next I pulled out leftover flat white paint that we use on our ceilings and painted one coat on the pail.
I had to work quick, because the paint got gooey quick and you don’t want to keep brushing over the paint when it starts to dry (trust me on this one.)
After the white paint dried, I took out some acrylic paints and painted some stripes, flowers and a monogram for my good friend, Amy.
To protect the paint from chipping off, I added a coating of matte mod podge.
Isn’t it cute? Much better than the original.