Don’t you love when you find a little something at Goodwill or other thrift store that you can transform into a “work of art?” I found a cute little plaster cherub for $1.99 at our local Goodwill and set about to creating simple wall art with it.
Here’s the “after” of my little cherub from Goodwill … I simply aged it a bit.
Here’s what my little cherub looked like when I found her.
Good bones and great detail but I wanted her to look older as opposed to brand new.
I applied a light coat of white gesso, wiping off the excess. After that dried, I sparingly rubbed on dark wax from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I was careful not to get much wax in the recessed areas in order to show more detailing. Again, I wiped off the excess.
To tone down the dark wax a bit, I applied a final coat of white gesso mixed with water (half and half) so it would be thin … wiping off any excess as needed.
After the layers dried, I hung my little cherub over the print of my girl with the plunging neckline. I thought she might need a little angel looking after her! Creating simple wall art from a Goodwill find is a great way to enhance your home decor without spending a lot of money!
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