While browsing through the cleaning supply section at the local store, I saw a whole leopard print line of dustpans, brooms and other various cleaning supplies. I thought it was very clever, but I wasn't sure I was really the leopard-print-broom type. However, it did give me the idea for this next project.
I wrangled a dear friend (and super talented one to boot) to come over and help me with this broom makeover. I love how it turned out and I am excited to make some more as gifts for friends. I think this would be a darling house warming gift or fun gift for the gal in your life that likes a little style as she cleans (remember our pretty rubber gloves tutorial?).
You will need:
One large wood handle broom-I found this at the hardware store for $12
Clear top coat-we used Krylon clear spray coat
I first spray painted my whole handle red. It was the easiest and fastest way to get the whole handle covered. Be careful here, I accidentally got some red paint on the bristle part of the broom and it was really tough to recover from that. We painted it as you can see, but that wasn't my preference. I would have rather left that part alone. So, be sure to tape off and cover up any areas you do not want paint on.
Once that part was done, we moved on to the detail work with small brushes. We decided on a sweet floral theme. With Valentine's Day around the corner, we were in the mood for pinks and reds.
I love these little flowers.
Take your time and have fun with your painting. We made our pattern up as we went.
Once you are done, cover the whole broom handle in a clear topcoat to prevent the paint from chipping off.
***WARNING*** As my brother so cleverly pointed out--husbands, do not give this to your wife for Valentine's Day. I don't care if you got a matching toilet cleaner and apron in her favorite colors. This will send the wrong message. Stick with the chocolates and spa gift certificates.
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