Chalk paint, terra cotta pots, MUMS the word!
I always feel like
because I have so many times before.
So......today, I was thinking more about our backyard retreat and all the color I want to add.
I have a can of Annie Sloan Provence chalk paint that I have been dying to dig into.
So I decided to make my own pot instead of paying 50.00 for something fancy with flair.
It really was so simple to paint the terra cotta.
The Annie sloan chalk paint went on like butter.
Dried fast as usual. I have so many pretty stencils on hand I thought I would stencil a design on the pot as well.
I was achieving a weathered old look...
so I sanded the heck out of it.
the sanding is the toughest part of these jobs!
I sweat like a dickens!
In fact from what I am told about Annie's paint, that using it for outdoor projects is just as wonderful. It will take on a more weathered effect over time.
This is the stencil and paint I used..
Check out hobby lobby. They have a large selection to choose from. I can't wait to go check out their new stencils for Fall. Hopefully they will have some.
Thanks for stopping over!
Don't forget about my NEWBIE party
HERE, and also the burlap giveaway.
tips and Tuts
Between naps on the porch
WAIT just a minute here....
I have mentioned time and time again, the perks and friendships to be made via blogging...
Well today look what came for me..
I am just tickled.
Laurie you even thought of my MOM? That is so incredible of you.
That was so thoughtful. I know we will both cherish these beautiful works of art you share.
A beautiful hand written letter.
Thank you Laurie!
if you do not know my friend Laurie, go on over and say hello. She is a gem of a friend I tell ya!