I haven’t been spray painting as much this year…not sure why, maybe it is because of my current obsession with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! But, I was on a spray paint kick around July 4th. Don’t ask me why/how I remember that, but I think it might be because of the bright red paint. I had this boring grey apple in my stash – the stem and leaf were grey too (I got carried away and taped it up before taking my picture).
I never found a place for the apple in its grey state, so I thought maybe it would be better painted. I got out a can of Rustoleum spray paint in red, and gave it a few quick coats. The cute little bucket was getting updated too….it’s still not finished so there are no after pictures of it yet!
After the red paint, I took off the tape and painted the stem and leaf. I just used little sample pots of paint I had in my supplies and hand painted the leaf and stem.
With the new paint, you could really see the detail in the stem, which I loved.
I wasn’t really loving how bright the red was though, so I decided it could benefit from a bit of wax.
I used Annie Sloan Soft Wax in dark, and used a t-shirt to apply it to the whole apple. I waxed the leaf and stem too.
The wax highlighted the details of the leaf and stem even more than the paint did, and the red was toned down but still pretty. I think it made it look more natural.
What do you think…does it look better with the colorful paint, or did you like the muted grey apple?