Friday, August 6, 2010

Painted wastebasket

No fan of plastic, much less fake plastic wood trickeration, I painted a bathroom wastebasket ecru with a crackle finish. It didn't work with my too subtle tone-on-tone colors.

The failed paint taunted me until I tried again during a late night ADD craft inspiration.
Go for color but muddy it up with brown.

Glop it on and be amazed the crackle finish still activates.

Be appalled at the ugliness but hope your next step works. Water down some brown glaze and glop it on with a sponge brush.

Forget the crackle finish activation and completely jack up the texture when wiping off the excess glaze. Do a bit more "correcting", decide you like it but forget to take a last photo.
Close enough, at least it no longer looks like plastic wood.


Linda Starr said...

what a beautiful transformation you have created; I want to make my front door look like bronze instead of replacing it, you have motivated me to give it a try, after all it's just paint and can be painted over. Thanks.

Teresa Evangeline said...

How doooo you do it? Take fake plastic wood and transform it into something with an aged look that sings. Sorta mezzo soprano. I have no idea what that would sound like, but I think it fits.

Skitzo Leezra Studio said...

Thanks ladies!
It was just a Hail Mary pass of paint.
Glad you checked it out!

Michelle said...

Love this!!! I cannot believe that is an old plastic wastebasket. Gorgeous!!

muralimanohar said...

Brown fixes any color. I'm a fan of the brown.

janimal said...

Gosh I think that looks terrific.