Shannon Calloway got really excited when she saw a post I did on using plaster molds to create ornate furniture.
She was currently selling old furniture that she would re-paint or re-finish on the popular website Craigslist.
I got the cutest email from her saying:
“I’ve been selling painted furniture on Craigslist, but after adding ornamental pieces from your plaster molds to my items, not only have my sales increased, but they’re all selling for much more. I’m so happy!”
For furniture, instead of using plaster of paris in the mold, use Durham’s Water Putty instead. You can find it in the wall repair aisle at Home Depot, Lowe’s and other home stores.
This will create a piece that is rock hard and can stand abuse. Simply glue to the piece and paint as usual. It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s drop dead gorgeous!