Santos Angel Makeover
How-to details for painting a Santos Angel to take it from dark to a more updated white with soft gold accents.
We'be been cleaning out our home since Covid hit last spring. I've been a bit of a madwoman about it.
Ashlyn has sold lots of things on Facebook Marketplace. Believe me when I say one man's junk is another's treasure.
Ashlyn always had the faith that something would sell, and she sold it for more than I would have ever thought!
I think she has made over $1,000 from cleaned out closets and such.
This Santos angel was in our donate pile. I've been purging and going with that less is more thing.
I've been a bit apprehensive about thrifting lately with the rise of Covid so I decided to give this angel a little love for this challenge.
I haven't used her for several years. So instead of donating her, I decided to freshen her up a bit.
Paint really does miracles.
I encourage you to really look at your holiday decor as you unpack it. Maybe there is something you could work some magic on.
Chalky Finish spray paint in white is perfect for decor like this. It gives you a finish very close to what is already on it. I use satin finish paint on ceramics.
I painted 3 light coats on her. At some point, hold her upside down and spray the areas that were missed.
This angel is a resin material. Resin doesn't distress well. I could have it I wanted to paint it a darker color first, then apply vaseline in the area to remove paint, but I just wanted simple. I didn't want to distress and have the burgundy showing.
I decided to dry brush gold paint over the angel on raised areas.
Dry Brushing: dip your brush in the paint then wipe most of it off onto a paper towel. Then brush it on the angel. It took maybe 3 minutes to do this to the angel. I got the look I was after without distressing.
I love doing this. It's not perfect nor is it meant to be. It just touches the raised areas.
I'm so glad that I pulled her out of the donate box! What was i thinking!
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