Gold bust I recently found at a thrift store. Dusty. Grimey. Cracked and peeling shiny gold paint. . .
Peeling off the green felt glued to the bottom revealed this ‘ickyness’.
But look at that sweet expression on her face?!?! I just KNEW she was worth rescuing!
First I applied a coat of brush on acrylic craft paint to the bottom to seal it. It’s made of plaster which can really SOAK up the paint. The rest was already well sealed with the gold paint.
Then I painted her with white satin spray paint. I even got a bit of ‘crazing’ on here left shoulder, as you can see in the picture. Really adds to the vintage charm.
I think I’m going to have to KEEP this sweet thing! She’ll look perfect displayed with my Santos and other statues.