Give an antique store find new life with a fresh coat of paint!
I found THE cutest little ice cream scale at an antique store a couple of weeks ago! Well, cute except for the dingy beige color it was wrapped in. But I knew I could give this little beauty new life with a good scrubbing and a fresh coat of paint! So I snatched it up and, as you can see, gave it a much needed update.
First up, I gave the entire thing a good polish. The plastic surrounding it was easy enough to wipe down, but I gave all of the metal a good scrubbing with vinegar and baking soda. There are still a few rusty place that I couldn’t scrub clean, but the rest is so shiny now!
I wrapped the front face of the scale with Painter’s tape as well as the screw thingamajig (that’s a technical word) that helps balance the scale. Then I applied 3 coats of Spa Blue acrylic paint over all of the plastic backing. The paint had a very matte finish and could be scratched off if accidentally scraped so I topped the paint with a coat of glossy Decoupage.
Doesn’t it look so but better in blue than beige? I love the transformation and little paint can give.