After graduating from college, I gladly took any furniture my parents were kind enough to donate to the poor-undergrad fund. While I still have and love the majority of it, some of it could use a bit of a work to be considered my style. This weekend I took a small and simple wine rack and gave it a spearmint twist. The end result is a bit jazzier than the original – just the way I like it!
For a fun and antique-y look, I’ve jotted down a few brief steps below – of course, you should make it your own!
1. Clean and lightly sand the object, concentrating on the edges.
2. Lighten the object with a neutral base.
3. Apply the overall color. I mixed white with a bright teal and a bit of periwinkle for a very light spearmint tint. I applied streaks of gray, gold and copper with a paper towel to blend it with the spearmint paint while still wet. I wanted the rack to look like it had a bit of depth and distress to it.
4. I glued copper pieces I found at the hardware store to the top edges for an industrial flair – it also helped to bring out some of the bronze highlights from the paint!