Here are a few of my finds so far this month:
This is a planter I came across that was the perfect size for one of our plants living in a plastic planter container on our barn wood benches:
I painted the base color white:
And then I dry brushed the decorative raised areas white. See the process on How To Dry Brush Paint.
This is a little black container I found:
Ok, so I need to get better at taking pictures of these items before I start painting them, so bear with me…
This little beauty looked feminine to me, and I thought it would be perfect to go in a little girl’s room to hold bows. So, I started out with a light pink color:
Then I painted on some silver glaze, and wiped it off. The glaze gave the entire piece a glossy shimmer:
Nope, it didn’t sit right with me. the glaze made the piece look messy. Back the the painting station: which is in my living room on a towel by the way.
I went for a light gray this time:
You can see how this piece would look with the dry brushing technique instead of the glazing, so I was leaning towards an alternate application at this point.
Fully painted gray:
Using the same gray glaze, I dry brushed it:
I think it looks much better! Don’t you?
Then, I found this big funky planter!
That picture was taken after I had removed all the foam and the tree out of it, but you get the idea of what it looked like.
I painted the base color a sandy beige:
And sanded the high spots for distressing:
Then dry brushed the patterns along the top and the bottom, and painted the delicate raised lines a dark purple:
Well? What do you think?
With Love, Erika Nora