Pin or Pitch — The Dustpan Project

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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?