I went to a community yard sale this weekend and scored some great deals. I got this heavy-as-all-get-out plaster art piece. The piece itself didn’t look too shabby the color it was.

But if you notice it had a corner missing and some chips in the plaster.

Nothing a little plaster of Paris could fix. Not bad for my first time trying to do this huh?

So I got this fun greeny color by Rustoleum’s American Accent line called Seaside Green.

It was a little too shiny and bright so I dry-brushed on an antiquing solution in Apple Butter Brown and I totally loved it.

Then I took it up to my bedroom and it wasn’t even close to matching. I guess it helps if you look at your colors once before you buy paint. So I went and got American Accent’s Leafy Green, and antiqued it.

I liked the first color much better but the second one matched better but I hated it. Third times the charm right? So they didn’t have any blues I liked in the American Accents so I got a Rustoleum but it was a gloss finish. I wasn’t excited about that but the color looked like it might work.

Well because of the different finishes (I am assuming) it made this cool crackle in some places.

And this is the finished product after I antiqued it.

Here it is on the wall between my two windows in my bedroom.

And here is my bedding that I got the color from. I know…I know…I need a headboard. That is on my list of things to make. I will get to it someday.

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  1. So after all of the paint and supplies, how much did this art refab end up costing you? Fun bedroom wall color.

  2. Only $3.12 for a new can of paint. Our Menards stores (kinda like Home Depot) let’s you bring back the paint if you don’t like the color even if you used it.

  3. Looks great! You can stop trying to impress me any time 🙂 You’ve impressed me enough for a lifetime. Will you come help me with my bare walls?

  4. Ha ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one with projects that don’t turn out how I expected the first go round. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your “process” to a beautiful final product! It turned out great!

  5. Oh this is awesome! I acutally love the cracking that it did…dont you love it when mistakes make something perfect?

  6. So, Beckie…by any chance, do you have more energy these days? If not, you’re faking it pretty well. =)

  7. I can’t believe Menards will let you take paint back even if you used it! That’s awesome… leave it to you to know that one.

    : )

  8. I love it! And I especially love that you showed the progression from old to beautiful.

    I’d like to link to this post on Saturday if that’s OK.


  9. Okay, I seriously was thinking the same thing. So, Miss Thrifty how much did this project end up costing?:) I can’t believe they took back used paint!! Did the checker give you a funny look after the second time back? You are totally hilarious.

    Congrats on the baby girl!!

  10. I wandered over from Kimba’s place. Love the art. I can’t wait to find something fun to rehab. I’ve never done it before but now I really want to try.

  11. Wow, all three looked good. I’m sure you probably spent a lot on all the different colors of spray paint though. But look at it this way, now you have more colors to add to your spray paint stash. Love the final product. Nice job.

  12. Very cute! I’ve painted a LOT of those plaster pieces over the years. Always great for adding to decor. You did really good with your project.


  13. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! I’m so glad I came to visit you because that Seaside Green with the Apple Butter Brown is just what I’ve been looking for!! We’ll see what happens!
    I’m adding you to my faves!

  14. very cool. you are so funny…can’t believe you did it three times!

    where ever did you aquire such fabulous bedding?

  15. Peeking at your blog from Kimba’s link. I love the piece and the progression of the different colors is awesome! I too would have kept painting until I got it just the right color 🙂


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