Since starting my One Room Challenge I've had a constant paint workspace set up in my apartment. You know, paint everywhere nothing put away and some project or another always in the works.
When I had the yellow Yolk paint out last week for my bar makeover I decided that something else in my kitchen needed that bright color. My pen/pencil/scissor holder was the perfect thing. Awhile back I had given a plain white pencil holder a makeover with marbled paper. Here is what it looked like
I really loved that paper, but it just needed something new and fresh for my One Room Challenge.
I sanded it down a bit, gave it a coat of primer (remember I had already tried painting Yolk over Gentleman's Gray and it didn't go so well) and then multiple coats of Yolk. I honestly don't even remember how many, that color requires lots of coats to get the full color goodness.
Once it was painted and dry I decided it needed a personal detail and there is no other personal detail I love more than a monogram.
Obvi I forgot to take a photo of it before I started the monogram, but you get the idea. I used my magic pencil lead trick to transfer the monogram on. Once I liked how it looked I painted in the lines with basic white craft paint.
After the white paint dried, I gave it two thin coats of water based polycrylic and I was good to go
All finished and holding my very favorite LePens like a champ.
Have a good weekend everyone!