I was wandering through Big Lots the other day, when I spied these white-washed rattan chargers...gorgeous! Let's check the price...woah!! Excuse me! I thought we were in Big Lots! Can you read it?? It says $3o...that's for one!!
Well...wait a minute...here's a sign. Let's see...what??? On sale for $21??? Each??? Have they lost their minds??? That's when my little wheels started turning...
I remembered that my friend Linda at Nina's Nest had told me about the rattan chargers at Walmart so I hurried right over. Hey, they look exactly the same...only difference is that they are not white-washed!
And look...there are even square ones at the same price! So four of the round ones jumped right into my cart before I could stop them!!
I spread them out on newspaper and made a mixture of one third paint (latex) and two-thirds water. Don't ask me how I came up with that amount...I don't know. It was rattling around in my brain from watching hours of Home and Garden Television, I think! lol
Once I started working, I realized that I couldn't stop for pictures. It was soaking into the rattan quickly and I was having to white-wash at lightning speed to keep it even. Here is the end result! I am pretty pleased with them! I made them a shade whiter than the ones at Big Lots because I think I like that better...more white and less gray looking.
I think I will get a lot of use from these! Here's one on my breakfast room table holding my "chocolate" Easter bunnies and a vase of tulips.
And here is one with one of my Spode Blue Room plates! Oh, I really like this! You will be seeing these in some upcoming tablescapes! And...just in case you liked them better the other way...don't worry! I went back to Walmart and bought another set to leave plain!! lol
Thanks for dropping by to see my little metamorphosis! Be sure to swing by Susan's to see more before and after projects!