Sunday, June 7, 2009

Painting Ceramics

Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday!! Yeah!! Thanks to Susan @ the porch for hosting a fun party! Make sure you visit everyone and get inspired!!
Thank you for coming to see me! :) It never fails that I have TINY metamorphosis'! I do do room re-do's but these tiny projects are so fun! I hope you are inspired!
I frequent the GW a lot and often find old, ugly, done-wrong this:
#1 Before
This is not too bad, kind of a coppery color..the paint job...ok. It was a funny paint too, very slick, I had to prime it first and I'm not really a primer-kind-of-gal! It was really slick!
It's just a terra cotta urn shape, with an egg and dart motif around the mouth and some simple fluting underneath, I always like this shape...
#2 Before

After a good coat (2) of primer, it was ready to go! I painted it white and it was better already...

#3 Paint white

Next, I used some watered down acrylic paint to age the pot. I love how aging looks in the detail...I used the paint-on/wipe-off method...I really have no good dish towels left! :)

#4 Age The egg and dart looks great and really stands out now!
#5 Age
This process took no time at all...I let it cure overnight and the next day I sealed it with a coat of poly.

#6 Seal #7 Finished project

Using seashells and angel root, I put together just something simple....and easily changed

(See my bottles I got @ Nell Hill's?:)

I hope you have enjoyed my mini Met! I hope your inspired to look at poor ugly pots in a different way !

Thanks again Susan for hosting!


  1. This turned out really cute.

  2. This I have not seen before. A shell nest. How cute!

  3. I love the way this turned out. I'm always buying little planters like this and this is definitely an idea I will have to try!

  4. Your planter looks wonderful! I have to agree that small makeovers are so exciting! Instant gratification! That's what excites me about it.
    I love the whole thing!

  5. LOVE the transformation. Now it looks fabulous. I also really like the beautiful arrangement you put inside. Great inspiration. Hugs, Marty

  6. Hi Michele! I love your tiny transformation! But what an impact this urn makes with the way you spruced it up!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  7. That is beautiful! You are a very talented gal! hugs, ~cindy s~

  8. Not only did you rescue an unsightly pot...but I LOVE the idea of the shell nest. It looks so perfect for summer! I can see that as a great centerpiece for a BBQ. Very smart idea...thanks for sharing it with us!

  9. thanks for visiting my blog. in response to your question about my chalkboard paint/mirror-i just painted chalkboard paint directly onto the mirror, it went on great and i only did one coat.

  10. Gorgeous!!! I love this arrangement!!! What a wonderful idea!!!

    Enjoy the day!!!

  11. I love the way everyone just jumps in and paints stuff. It completely changes the whole look and it costs so little.

  12. What a great transformation!!! I really love it - such a great find!

  13. A great transformation -- I like small changes as well. My part of the prairie is not far from you -- Nell Hill's is a favorite shop but so is Sandstone in Joplin.

  14. now that is an improvement of 10000%! I love the finished product! good work. (I hate priming is just another step from the finished product!)

  15. Hi Michelle, thanks for coming over to see me at Bella Vista and your sweet comment.

    Your container is fabulous!!!! You did a great job.


  16. Adorable! I love the seashells. Very summery.

  17. i think your mini met is absolutely adorable, love how you decorated the urn. I too love tweaking.

  18. This is great! I really like what you did with this. And I love your photographs. You have an excellent eye.

  19. I really like what you've done - looks so fabulous!



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