Hello friends...welcome back.
So where do you stand on fake fruit?
Are you a devoted fan or do you cringe at the sight of a faux pear?
As for me...I have never been a fan.
They never looked real enough for me.
They always seemed so......1950's.
And I don't mean the good parts of the 1950's.
While scouring my Salvation Macy's today, I spotted this very large basket filled with some very real looking fake fruit.
Yellow and green pears with a few oranges mixed in.
The whole thing was priced at $6.50...shoot, the basket was worth that much!
Now what the heck am I going to do with all this fruit?
Ok...everyone say it with me.........
Paint them with Annie Sloan chalk paint!
No...I get no residuals for mentioning Annie's name in every post
Here they are with one coat of OLd White, Louis Blue,
Duck Egg Blue and Scandinavian Pink.
Keep your blow dryer close...I dryed these in about 30 sec!
Once dryed I applied a coat of clear wax..let dry..and buffed to a beautiful sheen.
Careful...not too shiny, you don't want them to look like plastic.
Now this fake fruit I would be proud to display in my home.
Aren't they gorgeous?
Boring plastic fruit now beautifully updated for the modern home.
Ah....the power of paint!
These will be going to my shop at the Fox Den.
They would look lovely nestled in a pretty basket or antique fruit bowl.
So.....the majority of you told me to keep my Jasperware lamp that I painted (here).
So the hunt for another cool lamp was on.
I found this pretty lamp at my Salvation Macy's.
The glass ball is what attracted me to her, but the dark finish has to go.
Be sure to come back and see her transformation.
What...you thought I was going to show you now?
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.