I have loved the inspiration I have found in blogland.
One of the greatest things I think we can do is to
Take what we have and to make it better.
One such inspiration came from
by whitewashing them and applying
I as well as so many of you loved it!
I have been transforming my garden
Statuary by painting them white –
I continue to be thrilled by the result.
There are a few more ideas I have for
the remaining concrete objects I have in my garden.
To take what I have
and make them better.
I’ve had these two pots for a very long time.
Their coloring was O.K., but not great.
I thought they’d be perfect for this treatment.
I took the same paint I’d used to paint
Kilz Masonry Waterproof Paint.
I did a dry-brush method covering the pot
until I was satisfied with the result.
I added some grey here and there for shading.
Then I visited
I love the French graphics she offers!
I found this decorative scroll-work
and added the words
I followed Laurie’s instructions to
darken the graphic before printing.
I trimmed the graphic as close as I could
and then applied Mod Podge generously
over the graphic and over the words.
I set them on my side porch and allowed
them to dry overnight.
I then wet a sponge until it was drippy
and began to soften the paper.
The graphic immediately darkens and the wet
paper began to roll away. I removed all
of the paper I could taking great care
around the graphic and around the words.
I then allowed that to dry again then
applied spray waterproof poly urethane.
I like them set behind my newly painted
water fountain and have yet to decide what
to put inside them. I am leaning towards
mums as the Fall season is quickly approaching.
I plan to try this method again – I am so very
satisfied with the end results!
I appreciate your visit!
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Wishing you a very Delightsome day,