One of the things you want to look for when painting home furnishings are the lines in the piece. If you can look past the color and look at the lines - many things look unexciting because they are brown or just outdated - but when you paint them they look great!!
The light aqua I hand brushed because I liked the color and you can't find all the colors you want in spray paint. I used a spray paint for the bright aqua candlesticks. I forgot to take a picture of the candlesticks before I painted them but they were brown.
This reminds me of a memory of the past. We did a lot of crafts growing up and we had made dough art and we were painting our creatures. I remember I had it looking just right and then decided to do a little more shading and thought wow, this shading is great and kept adding a little more until I had shaded way too much and it looked bad. My mom said Oh well, you can just paint it again and start over. I learned the hard way that less is more and it is better to start out with a little of shading or in this case sanding and you can always sand a little more. (But don't feel bad if you have to start over - I have learned that lesson by trial and error!! -and yes - I have had to repaint certain items as I thought - wow - this sanding looks great!! and then ended up doing too much and had to start over!!) The next pictures will show the result with sanding.
So before and after - as I said what you can do with a little Paint!!
Stay tuned - to see the transformation!!
I hope this post was informative for whoever reads it. You can do so much with a little Paint and a bit of vision. It is a great way to rescue something old - give it new life and also be thrifty!! If you have any questions or need an opinion, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to help as best I can. Happy painting!!