I was lucky enough this weekend to spend some time wandering through a fantastic shop in a nearby town full of antique salvage goods. There were iron gates and giant stone planters – all kinds of rusty, old stuff. I’ve seen pieces like this one before but never at a price that I would even consider. . .
What do you think?
Okay. . . Now for the best part. It’s not really old. It’s not really iron. It’s not from a salvage center!
It’s from Lowe’s.
Did I fool you? At all? Just a little?
I picked this piece up last week on my trip to Lowe’s when I got the materials for this project and this project, too. I showed you this picture before but here is the shot of all the goodies piled into the back of my car.
Here it is in all of it’s plastic, green and red (why green and red??- yuck!) glory!
The plastic Celtic Cross got the same treatment as those other projects I worked on that day. A quick (very quick) coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and then a little ASCP Dark Wax rubbed on with a paper towel.
Of all of the projects I worked on that day, I think this one is my favorite. I just love the transformation. It was really tacky looking to begin with. And now? Well, I hope I’ve made an improvement. I love it. And this was a seriously easy project. Took about 10 minutes.
The garden is really shaping up. I’m still getting things planted, battling the weeds, and working on a bunch of projects and improvements out there. I’m thinking there won’t be any more garden posts till after the Haven Conference. I hope everything does okay out there while I’m away. . . I’ll let you know!