Pin or Pitch — The Dustpan Project

Dustpan produced by JV Reed company in Louisville.  Country Dutch Kitchen by M. Taber.
Dustpan produced by JV Reed company in Louisville. Country Dutch Kitchen by M. Taber.

 

I found this vintage dustpan(circa around the 1950s) in a thrift store and fell in love with it.

 

I had big plans, and they were going to be a Pinterest hit.

Hit alright, but it was a strike out.

Snuggles and Spike try to help.  Well, maybe not Spike, who was playing with a chew toy.
Snuggles and Spike try to help. Well, maybe not Spike, who was playing with a chew toy.

 

I’m not giving up, though. (Think Thomas Edison and the light bulb!)

Here’s what it looks like…

I punched holes into the rubber rim so I could tie beads to the dustpan.
I punched holes into the rubber rim so I could tie beads to the dustpan.

 

And I used Photoshop Elements to finish how I wanted it to look.

The Photoshop prototype.
The Photoshop prototype.

 

I need something bright yellow to tie the beads on.

I need some type of paint media that will work better than a thin brush and acrylic paint.

Any suggestions?

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