Thursday, April 11, 2013

Vintage Compote

Do you remember the wooden compotes that everyone had back in the sixties and seventies, maybe earlier?  I found one this week at Odds and Ends for $8.00.  I looked it up on Ebay and found a similar one for $42.00. I got a great deal, huh?  I like the scalloped edge.




When I saw the compote, I knew what I would do with it.  So I mixed up some homemade chalk paint and went to work painting it white.


The paint I used was old, and I had a little trouble getting the consistency I wanted, but I kept slowly adding Plaster of Paris until I got the coverage I needed.  I added a couple of coats, and used the hand sander to distress it after it dried.

I went to The Graphics Fairy website and found the graphic I had in mind and printed it off in two different sizes.  This morning I transferred the graphic to the compote.  I tried using the larger of the two graphics, but had no luck with the first try.  I thought maybe I could substitute Goo Gone for CitraSolv.....fail!  I then decided to use ModPodge to do the transfer and that worked ok for me.



I think it came out pretty good.  It was my first try at transferring a graphic.
Probably won't be my last.  :-)




The next order of business was to find a place for it.



For now, it's in my kitchen on the breakfast bar, hanging under these pictures I've had for several years.


Whatcha think???



Love my thrifty 'new to me' compote!!



I'm sharing today with:


Feathered Nest Friday @ Faded Charm
Be Inspired @ Common Ground
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
It's the Little Things @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors