There was such a debate on what color to paint my firkin. I even went out last night and bought some new paints. I was either going to go with Yellow Ochre, Sandstone, or Antique Ivory and as you can see the Yellow Ochre won the debate. I wanted to paint it Sandstone, but when I thought that I might want to put it on top of my cabinets when I re-finish them, I thought that it wouldn't stand out as much as what I would like so that is why I went with the Yellow Ochre over the black. I am definitely pleased with the way it turned out. I actually love it and now I am on a search for the perfect spot. I would actually love to find another firkin and start a collection, but they are very few and far between. Anway, without further a-do, let's take a look
Here is the BEFORE picture
~~~~~ Here are the AFTER pictures~~~~~
So, what do you all think of this make-over? Do you like the yellow ochre over black? I sanded it just enough to allow the natural wood color to come through as well and then put a coat of the walnut stain on top of that. I didn't paint the inside of it because I thought it looked pretty neat with the natural wood color, but I can always go back and paint it if I change my mind. So, we will live with it for a little while and wait and see. I think for the most part - the lid will be on so you will very rarely see it with the lid off. Well, hope you enjoyed the make-over. More thrift store make-overs to come. Stay Tuned!!