I found this ceramic Christmas tree last summer time at a yard sale.
It had a crimson pearl end.
It became dirty.
It had gorgeous blue lights – not!
But it become best a $1.50.
It turned into also dirty!
The first order of business was getting the ones blue lighting fixtures out. Some of them had been unfastened and got here right out, but maximum of them were glued-in. I become a bit concerned about breaking them, but, I were given out the vice grips and began twisting.
I’m glad to record that every one of them came out with a little encouragement. A few broke, however the small portions popped proper out.
The tree went into the sink for a good scrubbing and came out searching like this:
Ceramic bushes are very famous right now. I’ve even visible reproductions of the originals. Since I changed into never a big fan of the green ones with multi-colored lighting fixtures, I determined this one would be white. Off to the paint stash I went in which I discovered a can of matte white spray paint – with primer!
Outside it went for paint on a chunk of cardboard, but my favored part become putting it upside-right down to get all of the nooks and crannies:
Two coats later, I had a white tree (and base…I forgot to take images of that!)
Originally I became going to present it a satin finish, however I observed I sincerely preferred the matte finish. I additionally thought I wanted to sponge some gold paint on the edges of the branches, however after I did, I really failed to love it. This was a case of ‘less is extra’.
I wished clear lighting fixtures for the tree. After searching on-line, I determined them and they had been right here in more than one days. In they went…
I grabbed a few batting that I had, some pinecones, and clipped some branches from one of the shrubs:
Then I plugged it in:
There had to be one more shot once it got a touch darker:
An smooth replace that each person can do!