Monday, February 11, 2013

Cherub Makeover for Valentine's Day

Here's one of the cherubs with a makeover, in the box that my sweet hubby made from old barn wood. 
When I visited Ross, several weeks after Christmas, these cherubs were on clearance. Here they are before their makeover. The shiny, silver finish just wasn't quite what I wanted.    However, I thought, why not paint them? 

Here they are after a spray paint of flat white.  I didn't want to buy anything for this project, but used what I had.  I put the little darlings in a box to cut down on spray residue and sprayed outside.

After the white dried, I used a small sponge brush and some leftover latex paint, in a dark sage color, and just dabbed it on in spots and wiped with a paper towel to blend.

For the final touch, I used some Rub 'n Buff in Spanish copper, because that's what I had. I used this sparingly and just rubbed it on here and there.  

I kind of like the way they turned out. 
I am sharing this with:


  1. Hi Kitty, Love the box your husband made. I'm sure you use it a lot and what a treasure. I love cherubs too, you see their little faces all over my home. The cherubs look great! Happy Valentine's Day Kitty.

    The French Hutch

  2. They look great in their new finish!

  3. You did a great job and had the "vision" to see what these could be - very nice!

  4. Beautiful job on these adorable little angels. They are so perfect for Valentine's day/ XO Linda

  5. They have such sweet faces. You were smart to know how to give them a new look.

    Great idea to spray them in a box. I will remember that trick. Happy Valentine's Day, Thursday.

  6. Great job! I love the way they turned out.


  7. They're so cute now and totally tailored to fit you instead of plain old white. Love them!

  8. What an easy, but so impressive make-over. I forget sometimes, when I am shopping that a little paint can totally change something that has great "bones". Thanks for the reminder - your cherubs are totally adorable.


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