Please don’t hate me. I gave my ampersand a makeover. I know, I know, it was such a cool RED. But that became the problem. It was RED. And while I love red, my ampersand kept getting shuffled around, stuck in corners, and finally banished to the porch, where it languished all summer. It was too big to fit anywhere in my kitchen, which is about the only place I have much red anymore. It stuck out like a big RED ampersand anywhere I put it and it wasn’t fitting in anywhere.
Some of you may remember it – I’ve had it for several years now. It’s HUGE, metal, and really cool. I kept trying to come up with a place for it that I really loved it and it just didn’t work for me. I was to the point of selling it.
I’m a little slow sometimes but I did finally think about the fact that it could be painted. And since I really like the ampersand why get rid of this really cool, huge, metal one??
Some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – which went on very well on the glossy painted metal 🙂
And some clear wax and this Ampersand is ready for a new role in the decor around here.
He fits in now instead of sticking out like a big RED ampersand. The picture frames are tolerating him being shoved in front of them because it is only temporary – just a spot to get the big guy out-of-the-way till time for Christmas decorating 😉
So please don’t hate me for covering up the red. It’s my ampersand and now I am so excited to use it in my decor.
Sew a Fine Seam