It is finally sunny outside today, so the littles & I decided to go out & do something! Something generally involves hitting up the local Goodwill. You just never know what you are going to find. & I really wasn't expecting to find this hidden gem, otherwise known as a horrible DIY decision.
You see what I see behind that nasty "stone finish" paint?!?! Yep, some Blue & White Wares Porcelain. Something I have been wanting to start a little collection of. I stared at the piece for a few minutes & then felt the urge to scratch that stuff. It flaked right off. I figured for $2.92 if I ruined the jar, it really wouldn't have been worse off than it already was. It would probably be thankful someone tried to revive it. I mean it looks like it is covered in pepper.
I instantly came home & ran it under some hot water & that nasty paint literally started to fall off. I did a little work with a Brillo pad to the more stubborn areas, but 10 minutes later I had this...
G O R G E O U S ! ! ! ! !
I had fears that once I removed the paint I would uncover some destroyed area of the urn, but no. This beauty is in perfect condition. Even after it's exfoliation process. I love it so much, that after the littles wakes up from her nap, I am dragging her back out to GW to pick up a small vase that had the same stuff on it... I am feeling pretty safe that it is still there. This is the official start to my collection & I will always remember the story behind this crazy piece.
Oh yeah...it's currently sitting on a new little piece of furniture. I suppose it's OK I mean if you like vintage brass trunks that arrive at your home from an HGTV star. Obviously I am being sarcastic. I LOVE my trunk & thank you all again for helping me win it!!! I'll be sharing more about it's new home later.