I am sharing two projects for Makeover Monday today. They are both part of the vignette at the right. One is a small coffee grinder in the center of the mantel. The other is a classic kitchen scale on the stove below.
When this shabby white painted kitchen scale joined my stash of vintage goodies that needed help, it was entirely missing its face, but I loved the shabby paint and the form of the foot. Recently while perusing Graphics Fairy I came upon this round logo or add for some kind of French baby product. I thought it might work, so I printed it off and decoupaged it in place, and voila' ... I was very happy with the outcome.
The little coffee grinder was really charming, but sort of plain. I used my reverse Modpodge method to adhere part of another Graphics Fairy bit of French Ephemera, and basically gave our little friend a face lift.
Another thought I am still considering is adding a scale basket to the top of the scale now that it sports a baby motif. I have even figured out how to secure it. And we do have a lot of photographers looking for baby photo props ....
Thanks for coming along to learn how to make the most of mediocre collectibles.