I have a sideboard in my foyer that usually is the home of a big white urn filled with purple hydrangeas, but at the holidays I like to change it to something a bit more in tune with a winter theme and a way to display my collection of Christmas ornaments. I found two odd ball pieces (a candle holder and a bowl) at my local Goodwill to transform into this festive holiday ornament bowl. This project really got me excited when I realized the two odd-ball pieces fit perfectly together to create this festive pedestal bowl to display my Christmas ornaments.
Both the green candle base and the broken bowl that must have had a matching pitcher with it at one time cost me a total of $5.00. I knew with a little paint and glitter I could probably create something winter worthy to place in this prime space in my foyer. I wanted to keep a purple, gold, and silver theme as the mirror that hangs on the wall behind it is a white–washed gold and my staircase garland has a mix of gold beads, silver jingle bells, and purple velvet ribbon. I chose Rust-O-leum Silver and Gold Metallic spray paint because they produce a shiny finish that makes any object really look like metal.
I love the way it turned out. If you haven’t mastered the art of spray painting yet, not to worry. Click here for some tips to get you started —> Spray Paint FAQs
- Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Gold Spray Paint
- Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Silver Spray Paint
- Opalescent Flake Glitter
- White Glitter
- White Craft Paint
- 2 – 1” paint brushes
- 2-part epoxy or strong glue to hold piece together
Clean the objects with soap and water to remove any dirt and grease let dry.
In a well ventilated area, spray paint each piece silver, let dry.
The pieces look pretty good just like this, don’t you think? You could stop right here and have created a sought after piece. But, I have a vision and am going to take it a few steps further to get the winter wonderland look I am after.
Spray random areas with the gold spray paint, making sure to hit a few recessed areas with a few shots. This will add the two tone effect, adding a bit of patina to the pieces. Let dry.
Using your brush and white craft paint, paint over each recessed area and then quickly wipe off with a damp rag, leaving a bit of white in the recesses so the metallic finish still show through. Let dry.
Paint the flat areas white a section at a time, and then quickly pour the glitter over the wet paint. Keep doing this until you have the entire piece covered in glitter. Let dry. Repeat this step, until you get the desired coverage and thickness for the piece you are working on. I left the recessed areas free of glitter as I didn’t want to lose the decorative metallic detail of the piece.
I let each piece dry over night. I chose to attach the pieces after I painted them because they were easier to handle separately. I used a 2 part epoxy to attach the base and the bowl together and filled it with Christmas ornaments.
For more ideas on Christmas Ornament decorations click here to see how I quickly add holiday cheer to my mantel —> Ornament Tree.