Mel and I were at our booth at 57th Street Antiques stocking when I came across these in our friend Ed’s booth. They were painted very crudely and needed a complete repaint. They are going to be placed on both sides of the tub in our bathroom to go with all of Mel’s ceramic wall fish. Whatever kind of white paint that was used to paint these must be some kind of atomic white. As you can see from the photos it is soo bright! Arrrggghhhh my eyes!
Painting the main body of the mermaid is very straight forward. I shot over to Lowes as usual to pick out the semi-gloss paints I felt would look great on these pieces. It also is important to have numerous brushes with different thickness of tips for broad strokes and for fine detail.
After a few days of work here is how they turned out. I think they will look great on each side of our tub. It is very hard to find items that are water themed from the 50’s.
We also recently picked up this Reglor Koi fish lamp that I had to restore. I am on the lookout for a duplicate so let me know if you can help me!
One of these would work too!
Your mermaids turned out great! Nice job. If I stumble across something that will fit with your fish motif I’ll give you a heads up!
I appreciate you keeping an eye out for things for our fish motif.