A while ago I posted a photo of the dining room wall in our old house, complete with a spoon holder I had picked up on one of my many days spent wandering around my favorite thrift stores. I'd filled that holder with spoons that had once belonged to my Nana. Upon seeing that post, my mother informed me that she had plenty more where they came from and when I went back to Australia over Christmas last year she handed me another bag full.
Of course this meant more thrift shopping, but I found the perfect spoon holder. It was very different from the last one, which made it even more perfect. I love an eclectic mix of items, and don't believe things should be exactly the same as everything else. It's what gives my walls personality.
I decided to paint this one with Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in 'vintage'. Very fitting I thought.
I began by removing the hardware and lightly sanding the spoon holder as it had a very shiny finish.
I then applied three coats of the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint (allowing each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next), distressed the holder slightly with sand paper, and then applied a coat of Americana Decor Ultra-Matte Varnish over the top.
I want to re-paint the other spoon holder now in a completely different color. Although I love the blue/green tones in it, it definitely suited our old house more than our new one. I'm just loving the vintage grey tones in the new holder, but think I need a contrasting color now for the old one.
Disclosure: As a DecoArt blogger I am compensated and receive product to try out.