I stumbled upon this pretty photo of some weathered, aqua & turquoise clay pots on Pinterest last week and decided on the spot that I wanted to recreate the look.
a mixture of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “Provence” and “Old White”,
DecoArt’s new “Sea Glass” Acrylic Paint & Clear Patio Paint Sealer,
my trusty, well-loved Purdy paintbrush,
(I think it’s time for a new one for photo purposes, don’t ya think?!)
and Rockler Bench Cookies (love these!!!),
(I added the already aqua canning jar for good measure.)
The ‘process’ was pretty simple.
For the clay pot, I used the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and sealed it with DecoArt’s Patio Paint sealer to protect the finish.
Don’t need that baby to weather any more than I intended it too!
First, I painted the entire pot.
(No need to be neat here, girls.)
Then, using a damp towel, I rubbed off the finish in all the right places.
Suggestion: Wait for the paint to dry before you rub, scrape, chip (pick your pleasure). If you don’t it will just smear and create milky streaks.
For the ball glass jar, I used DecoArt’s “Sea Glass” Acrylic Paint which was identical to the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color that I used on the clay pot.
Again, I coated the entire jar with the paint, rubbed it scraped it, and sealed it with Patio Paint sealer to protect it from the elements.
See that little doohickie that it’s sitting on? It’s called a Bench Cookie. These things are awesome. They have a non-skid surface that allows to set your piece (i.e. furniture) on it and paint away without it slipping around. You can paint right to the bottom edge without missing a spot or messing up your tabletop.
You can purchase these little pyramid doohickies (a.k.a. “Bench Cookie Cones“) that snap onto the Cookies. They are awesome too because they touch less of the surface beneath if you want to get up under the edge of your piece.
I used them for a frame & window this weekend.
Thank you to DecoArt, Purdy, Rockler, (and Annie Sloan) for a chance to use some quality products this weekend.
Although I receive products to use as a Resident Blogger, I am only required to show you how I use them. Any opinions that I share are always entirely honest and my own!
I’d love it you stopped by my blog for more projects!