Now onto part two of my display props. Take a glimpse at this beauty:
It was a real pain to get it clean on the inside. I tried scraping it with an ice scraper and anything sharp really, which worked a little.
I thought "Hmm, maybe I'll wet it'. It helped a little. Then that brown adhesive started to turn all goopy and apple-sauce consistency-like on me. It was disgusting. It took awhile to get everything out too. I got fed up and hosed the thing down in the backyard. Scrape, hose, scrape, hose.
I'd like to show you what it looks like now:
I painted it all white first. Then the inside got a nice yellow and pink treatment. The outside is modpodged with a nice fabric from a duvet I got from the thrift store.
Concerning the metal ware; I should have spray painted that first, then painted everything. Since I didn't, I thought I could Rub 'n' Buff them silver. Well Rub 'n' buff is not sold here in Canada (or at least around where I live). I had some chrome spray paint and I sprayed it into a container and used a paintbrush to brush it on. I did the same with the handle (white spray paint). The metal parts and handle are not flawless but anything compared to what it was is an improvement.
A sneak peak into some of my merchandise; pillow and coasters:
Well, that's it for the display props. Now on to make more merchandise.