Tuesday, January 24, 2012

daisy tole

I've a thing for vintage toleware. Whether it be lamps, trays or hooks, I like it.
Occasionally, it hasn't weathered the years well and needs a little work.

Such was the case with this vintage daisy rack I found recently, let's just call it 'rough and rusty'.


After a bubble bath, a good scrub, and lots of sanding...


I carefully primed and painted each petal.


Happy to see fresh daisies once again. Although some might prefer it chipped and shabby, I knew I wouldn't be happy having the girls hang their towels on something so rusty. 

Have you tried Martha's new line of crafty paints?


I used her white enamel paint, and her 'peridot' metallic glitter paint on the leaves for dimension. 

I'm pleased with the end result. Now, if they can only remember to hang up their towels...


I'm joining the fun at the following:
 Very Merry Vintage Style,  French Country CottageCharm of Home,
 Common Ground, and  My Romantic Home.

30 comments:

Maaike said...

so beautiful Molly! I love the final result. And yes, I have the same paint, it's perfect indeed!

Love,
Maaike

Cindy said...

Great job...I would of painted it also. I will have to try her new paints soon.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Kim K. said...

Martha and Molly strike again! Beautiful transformation. It's just lovely.

Cozy Little House said...

I like "chippy" on some things. But like you, on others I like refreshed. And that's just what you did with this. Gave it a bath and a fresh coat of paint and a new lease on life!
Brenda

Pinecone said...

It looks so perfectly refreshed! What an adorable towel holder.
xo
Ashlyn

My Vintage Mending said...

Beautiful. I love a great tole piece. This one is perfectly appointed with dotted towels....smiles...Renee

polkadotpeticoat said...

Hello here we have another common interest.....I adore toleware especially the old French light fixtures.....LOVE them and your Daisy wall hook is so stink'n adorable!!!
you my friend are the Queen of cute!

Everlasting Blooms said...

Super cute!! :) I love it

Angel said...

Beautiful job! Love it!

It's me said...

Beautiful !! have a nice day...love...xxx..

Pink and White said...

What a beautiful rack!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Perfect! Rust does nothing for me! I haven't tried those paints yet but I want too. ♥

PS Did you get hooked up with your swap partner?

MelMel said...

Oh my goodness!

It's so pretty!

I love your towels too! Can't beat a bit of Cath goodness!

Melxx

ebru said...

It looks adorable! Some rust looks good, but only for objects for decoration. If you are actually using it new coat of paint is the way to go. And perfect with the towels. We unfortunately don't have Martha Stewart craft products in Turkey, you are lucky :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh I love your daisy towel rack! It looks lovely with it's new paint! Much better for little hands than the old rusty version.

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hi, Molly! Good job! Love those hooks so much :o)
Hugs from Russia
Natasha

Betty Crafter said...

I also love vintage tole and have several pieces. I never would have thought of painting them, but your effort looks wonderful!

Jemm said...

Bravo! It looks so pretty. I couldn't hang such pretty towels on a rusty rack either.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Just darling!!

Tricia said...

Oh, that's so cute :)

Lisa said...

So beautiful! Love it!

koralee said...

So beautiful my friend...you have a way with these lovely treasures. xoxox

Helen Philipps said...

This is so lovely, painted and refreshed, and I love the pure white daisies and pretty green leaves. I must get some of that paint too!
Helen x

very merry vintage style said...

It's gorgeous--with all your attention to detail to make it perfect for your girls. Great photo with that red towel! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Betsy said...

It looks much brighter! I'll have to look for Martha's paints. They look pretty easy to use. Also love the polka-dot towels!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

i am simply in love with this piece! it is tooooooo sweet for words! thanks for sharing and i am now your newest follower! sending hugs...

Dixie said...

That's so cute! You did a great job... I'm always torn between leaving the rustic and repainting... I must confess.. it's about 50/50 down here in French Lique!

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Oh....how I wish I had one!
Daisy~

Brooke said...

Your patience and affection for detail certainly paid off. That looks precious....fresh as a daisy!!

Cathy said...

I just found your blog and really like appreciate this post. I have a lamp from my mother-in-law that is similar to this design( metal with flowers). I am going to give this a try! Please drop by my blog cathywhatisoldisnew.blogspot.com I think you may enjoy some of my posts of inexpensive collections I have displayed in my cottage style home.