Do you ever find a piece that makes you stop and go “hmmm, I like but I don’t love….I’m gonna pass.” Yep I do too, all the time. But sometimes you find one that you stop and stare at for at least 5 minutes thinking, this could be WAY cuter with just a quick freshening up. And then decide to just do it and hope for the best.
That was me when I hit up the fleas last week. I came across this cool elephant base (I think it’s a ceramic) and thought, you’re kinda cool. But so blah and sad looking. He was missing the top, so literally just the base piece and it was $30. Seemed a bit spendy for a base that needed a fresh somethin.
Bu I really liked him, and I have a major thing for elephants which makes it hard to walk away from a cute one. Of course he came home with me!
He has so much cool texture!
Knowing I wanted to give him a more modern aesthetic that combined the funky with the elephant awesome-ness, I went to Home Depot and checked out the spray paint options. First I tested him out in our bedroom where I knew I was going to put it to get a feel for what color I might want to go with.
As is coloring from the flea market, feelin it out.
I decided to go for a minty look in a gloss finish. Ya’lls anything glossy is just sex-y, I’m just sayin. I bought 2 of these and ended up only needing one. I was quite impressed with this spray paint, great coverage!
It was almost $4 a can at the HD
I was a smidge worried about losing the texture when I painted it all the same color, but I needn’t have worried. Here’s it is fresh, just post painting.
Hey there Elephant-ey in all your minty glossy goodness! (I need a name)
And after a nice amount of dry time we put him back in here. Sooo much better! You can totally still see all the texture, it’s not as in your face but it’s definitely there. And he looks so much more fresh and modern. I have a full on menagerie sitch happening in this house; deer, elephants, rams, moose oh yeah.
Maybe I’ll call him Gloss-y like Flossy with a G. (raises eyebrow with positive head shake)
We stored the other table base and used the glass top from that one for this guy. (the other base needs some repairs so this will give me a chance to try and fix it)
What do you think? Would you paint an elephant mint? How about a cool piece that was dated but a quick sprucing up brought it back to life?
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