Have you been noticing all this Red Cross (and black cross, and beige cross) type of decor around lately? I thought I had, so I went and looked it up in Google Images, and actually, didn’t really find too much. A few pillows, some little jars and stuff, but not as much as I thought I would find.
Maybe it’s not such a big trend after all, but the few times I’ve seen the design used, it’s caught my eye. So I took a few minutes and made my own!
I took an old metal bucket that I’d previously disfigured when I tried to paint it in a brown and white buffalo check a few years ago. That didn’t work out, but this one did!
Step one was to paint a little beige craft paint where I wanted the cross. Once that was dry I made a little cross out of painter’s tape and stuck it over top. I tried out Scott’s Blue tape on this one because they sent me a few rolls to try and it did the trick!
Then I painted the whole thing with some Antique White craft paint and pulled off the tape.
Instant hip-ness. Bonus points if you have a cool brick wall to put it in front of. Lose half a point for the Christmas sign that’s still stuck to the wall a few inches out of this shot.
Are you wondering about that weird beady berry-y stuff in the bucket?
I got a giant bag of it on clearance at Michael’s for $2. I don’t know what it’s supposed to be, but each individual piece was priced at $7, so I figure it must be cool enough for my new bucket.
Is that crazy or what? Seriously, there was like $80 worth of this stuff in that little bag.
OK, back to the bucket.
Nice isn’t it? Try it out if you have 5 minutes, some tape, and some paint. Or if you just want to feel all hip and stylish like I do!