How to Make an Enamelware Thankful Basin Fall Decor

How to Make Faux Vintage Enamelware Thankful Basin

First of all, I really love vintage white enamelware. I have a few pieces and I love them. But I wanted more and they're not always available to buy so when I saw online how to make them with white spray paint I was mesmerized. 

Here is a picture of an old flour sifter.

I spray painted it white and took an indelible black marker and put it around the rim. Here's the result. Then I also make some marks to make it look like it's been around for a while. If I can find pictures of this with flowers in it .. I'll post it...

I had to try it~ Let me tell you it is one of the easiest DIY's to do EVER!! I buy metal pieces that kind of have a lip near the top that can be colored with a black magic indelible marker. Such was the case when I bought this old turkey roaster. I don't have a picture of it  - in my frenzy to get to painting it.. ;) 

Think of an old dark blue roaster with white spots on it. It cost all of $3.

Here it is, sprayed white. Then I took black indelible marker and went along the top to make it look vintage and old.

I printed out the THANKFUL sign. Very large font. I had to print out a few before I came up with the right size to fit the basin.

Next, turn the sign over and rub a #2 pencil on all the lettering.

Flip it over and apply it to the basin with scotch tape.

Now use the pencil again to rub over the letters on the front side. This will place the words right on the basin.

The impression is left on the basin and now you can paint over it or use a sharpie. Done.

This was a very easy project and the transferring of lettering and words can be done on anything, wood, glass, plastic, etc.

There's a little blip on the "f" that I should fix but all in all, I'm really pleased with how it came out. I hope this gives you some ideas on where to put wording. How about putting a nice phrase on a cute little piece of furniture? It would be easy with a big impact. Hmmm... maybe I'll try that next. :)

Much love,

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