refreshing urn transformation

I updated a terra cotta urn I’ve had outside forever.

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I love the profile it just needed a new party dress.

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So when my summer plants|flowers II had planted in it started to fade I decided to refresh it to bring it inside for fall.

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After I cleaned it up a bit, I gave it one coat of Annie Sloane old white chalk paint.  I also used some dark wax to add some depth and dimension, which gives it an aged look.

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Rewind- when I checked in my painting arsenal I found out that not only did I no longer have dark wax, but the little clear wax I had had dried out.  yes, I haven’t painted in awhile.

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Anyway, so then I started checking all my natural paints to make sure they hadn’t dried out as well.  The can I picked up was a sand | tan color and it was somewhat solid like a paste so it gave me the idea to use it with some water and use it as a wash.  I was going to get this project done & I didn’t want to run out to the store.

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The gray paint was just fine so I also used another coat of gray wash {equalish parts paint & water} after the sand | tan layer had dried.  I focused in the crevices and ultimately it worked great!

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I like the result it created.  I like things to look like they have been “around for 100 years.”

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That’s my line; whenever I describe anything I want in my house.   It’s hard to do for a house that was built in 1964 but I do the best I can.

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It did not go as planed but I’m satisfied with the end result.

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I love having plants around the house.
A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house. Beth Ditto
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“A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house. “
~Beth Ditto~

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beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house. Beth Ditto
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/bethditto502887.html?src=t_p

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8 Comments

  1. Your urn looks wonderful. Whatever did the world do before sloan paint???!!!!! I love plants in the house, too. Happy Monday!

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