I’ve been seeing this gorgeous blue-green color everywhere and I am loving it. I did a faux patina champagne bucket in a similar color a few weeks ago and I love it.
It can be kind of pricey, so I decided to do some of my own. Remember my embarrassing pot addiction, and how I vowed to fix them up?
Here goes the first.
I started out with an urn that I had previously spray painted yellow, but was now chipped. I didn’t even bother to sand it, I just sprayed it a sage green. When that was dry, I put a small amount of light blue paint directly onto the urn and sort of dry-brushed/slapped the paint on until the whole thing was covered.
It sounds funny to say “slapped the paint on” yet that is exactly what I mean. You move the brush fairly quickly back and forth, and the paint rubs off in some places more than others, so you have a bit of depth in the colors.
I brushed with my right hand and tried to shoot a quick video with my phone to illustrate. (Clearly, I cannot do two things at once, but this should give you an idea of what I mean.)
I need an assistant. Or at least a spare kid to hold the camera for me. At any rate, once the paint is dry, spray it with a nice coat of a clear gloss, let it dry and pop a plant in there.
My friend and I went shopping yesterday and I was seeing pots and urns like this for $40 and up. (A big one was $395!) No thanks. I like my version that recycled something I already had and probably cost about $3 to make.
What do you think?
***UPDATED 3/28/13 – The products I used were: Valspar‘s Leafy Rise satin spray paint, then Martha Stewart‘s Surf craft paint. I used a heavy coat of Valspar’s Clear Gloss over the whole shebang.***
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