Last weekend we went to a local vintage flea market that is held once a month.
They always have such a variety of interesting items.
This month I found a couple of cute items. First a metal scroll work cone I plan to fill with Autumn faux plants and hang on the front door.
Also have been looking for a little shelf I could use for my small salt and pepper shaker collection. I found the perfect one and I still have a few empty spots on the shelf for future finds. Plus it was the perfect color, ready to hang and fill.
While I was there I saw a set of mid century Syroco Bird of Paradise figurines for sale. They where painted white and lightly distressed.
I had the same birds sitting in my studio for years. I thought they where so pretty, just love how graceful they are. I couldn't think what to do with mine but I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of them. They where in pretty bad shape most of the gold had worn away.
I brought out the white paint and gave them a coat of paint to cover the worn gold finish.
After the paint was dry I used sandpaper to distress the pair. Love the way their lovely lines and details show now with just a hint of gold sparkle showing through the distressing.