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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chalk paint, terra cotta pots, MUMS the word!

When does my obsession ever end? 
Annie Sloan chalk paint has been one of mine for a while now.
 Do you ever feel like that  about something you love?
 I always feel like
I will look back and say to myself what was I thinking?
because I have so many times before.
(bought my first MUM of the season)

 I sure hope with all these latest projects I have been doing,  that  will NOT be the case.  I have been very happy with their out come!
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.


Remember I mentioned I want a Spanish flair out on our new area.  I want to totally bring the inside out.
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.
Gosh,
 the sanding is the toughest part of these jobs!
I sweat like a dickens!


I am so very happy with the after...it turned out better than I anticipated.
You just never know when you try something new, it was a 50/50..
The best part of it, this pot was less that 10.00.


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.
Joining:
 tips and Tuts
Tabletop tuesday
Between naps on the porch
Tuesdays treasures

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!

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52 Comments:

Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

I am loving the chalk paint at the terracotta pots. That is a beautiful idea. I cannot wait to do that this fall (When it is much cooler out) lol. I am just thinking what beautiful gifts they would make as well. Love it! The paintings and special gift from Laurie is just priceless. What a fabulous blogland friend.

Paula

August 22, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love the pots! You are so far ahead me outdoors! It's so hot here, I've been staying inside! What a treat to get such a wonderful gift!
Debbie

August 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger La said...

This turned out beautifully, Debbie. I love it!

Laurie's artwork is fantastic.

August 22, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Pattie said...

Those water colors are beautiful, lucky lady... And I'm loving the painted pots... I was just out watering and told Tia it's just about time to rip out the flowers and put mums out....

August 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

I'm guessing another trip to H.L. will be in order this week. Those roosters need to be displayed in a frame. They are wonderful. And don't think for a second I'm not going to be PINNING that mason jar with your silver. I have to also give that chalk paint a good try. What an absolutely fun filled posting this was.

One more week or two for MUMs here, oh, how do I say Boo-Hoo,
Kate

August 22, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great job on that pot Debbie and I love that color!! What a sweet and thoughtful gift, those paintings are beautiful! Martina

August 22, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

beautiful pot, I can't wait ot see what you paint with that chalk paint next!! I'm so glad the parcel arrived,, you're very welcome,, you've been such a good friend.

August 22, 2011 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Ginger Zuck said...

I love the finished pot! I've got to get some of that paint!!! Just lovely!

August 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, I love what you did to the pot and I bet when it gets weathered it will look even better. Great color. That art work you just received is fantastic. She is really good. How sweet of her. Wonder if she does cows.

August 22, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Love it!!! I really think chalk paint is one of my new favorite things and I need to look into some for a few of my wedding details...love the finish! Plus, I could do that on some terra cotta pots, like you did to create the looks I want...thanks, Debbie!

Liesl :)

August 22, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for sharing another use for our chalk paint. It will be interesting to see how it "weathers". It looks wonderful!

August 22, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Loving the mum pots, all the sweating was worth it:) The picture of the dog low on your wall cracks me up. You are so lucky to have received the rooster items, they are great.

August 22, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

That looks so fantastic Debbie! I love the tone of that color over the terra cotta and it totally looks like something that would cost way more. Your outdoor area is really looking gorgeous! :-)
Vanessa

August 22, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love, love loving that pot!
Hugs,
Penny

August 22, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I love it! so pretty. I love mums too. They are so pretty for the fall time.

August 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Always Nesting said...

Beautiful and I love the color. Great job!!

August 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Your pots look great! I painted some small ones to hang on an old shutter and love them! This paint is great on clay pots - I think it is my favorite thing to use it on. And I have decided I really enjoy smaller projects with the chalk paint. Don't know why but it just seems to work better for me.
What a sweet and thoughtful gift from Laurie! Heading over to her site now. Thanks so much for sharing :)

August 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

The flower pot turned out great!!! We built a pergola this year and next year I'm hoping to go all out in the decor department...Thanks for a great idea :)

August 22, 2011 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Love the terracotta pot with it's new paint! My boys, when they were young, painted and stenciled a terracotta pot for their Grandmother and she still uses it. It is very special to her. Can't wait to get some fall color on my porch!

August 22, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

The flower pot looks wonderful!

Beautiful paintings too...what a sweet gift.

August 22, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, this looks so good! Love it and how sweet of Laurie to send you those sweet paintings! I don't know her and will have to go and check her out!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

August 22, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Michele Smith said...

I'm loving chalk paint too. Your pot looks great. I can't wait to buy my first mums. I LOVE FALL!!!
That is just sooo sweet of your blogfriend. Those pictures are beautiful....I am drooling LOL

August 22, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the terracotta pots and the color you used! So pretty!
Oh, how I love those rooster paintings your friend made for you they are fabulous!
So glad you like my rooster pillow too!

August 22, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Annie Sloan Provence is really gorgeous on the terra cotta and the color of the stencil. Just remember to take that beautiful pot inside this weekend if the storm comes through here.

August 22, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gorgeous job Debbie! I was just getting ready to write a post and include the incredible generosity of bloggers. What a special world with (As my son calls them) my invisible friends!

Carol

August 22, 2011 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

The chalk paint looks amazing on the pots and I love the stencil you did too!

August 22, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love terracota plant pots and your with the chalk paint are no exception! What a great idea and sooo pretty! I love Lauri's sweet gift and the water colors are just too special and unique! Very beautiful post, pretty girls. Thank you for visit and lovely comments, I appreciate them very much. Have a terrific week, sweetie. FABBY

August 22, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Rachel Murphy said...

Your pot turned out beautiful! Some day I will get brave enough to try some of the things you do. I am working the courage. Maybe next year. lol

Love your sweet letter and beautiful roosters! That was so kind of her. I really have to find some great roosters for inside my house since I have a great one for outside... except when HE wakes up extra early...lol Loved the post!

August 22, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Love the terra cotta pot makeover! I have to get some of that paint!

August 22, 2011 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Chance @ Designed by Chance said...

That's just brilliant, I love the stencil on it too.

August 23, 2011 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

The pot looks so pretty, Debbie...I really have to try it! Now if I could get away from MY latest obsession...Pinterest...I'm your latest follower there LOL!

August 23, 2011 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I still havent tried the chalk paint but one of these days I will..

I'll be checking out the mums today:)

love what ya did with your new pot. that stencil is great.

August 23, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Betsy (BB) said...

Wow, amazing transformation! Thanks for showing all of the steps. I am about to try this on terracotta pots, so I appreciate your post. The watercolors are lovely- how thoughtful! I love your blog!

August 23, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger HollyC said...

I love this idea for the pots! Yours turned out so pretty. The watercolor gifts are beautiful. How lucky to have such talented blogland friends!! Thanks for sharing, Debbie.
~Holly

August 23, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this! I have never tried to stencil...it looks like fun with this kind of paint! And isn't Laurie sweet! We meet so make so many good friends on our blogs! Hugs to you, Debbiedoo! ♥

August 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

It looks terrific! I brought home a mum from the garden center this weekend, too, but haven't potted it yet. The paintings are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

August 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Daniella said...

LOVE you pot! Really fantastic!!
And Laurie is a doll!! How lucky are you to get those beautiful paintings!!!
xxDaniella

August 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger bj said...

Love your pot. I am the last person left on the planet that hasn't used chalk paint.
I am buying my first pot of mums today, I think.
I keep waiting for your MAGAZINE COPY fun.....:)

August 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Love the pots! I just added this project to my loooooooooong d.i.y list! :o)

August 23, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

Very pretty Miss Debbie!

August 23, 2011 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Marsha said...

I was wondering if the chalk paint could be used outside....especially on terra cotta pots. You did a great job!

August 23, 2011 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Oh I love that Laurie chick! She is wonderful! Love the job you did on the pots, Debbie- They look wonderful! xo Diana

August 23, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love the weathered look on the pot ~ and I will be anxious to see how the paint holds up. Great job!

Laurie is really special isn't she? Lovely gift for a wonderful person + Mom.

xo
Pat

August 23, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love the weathered look on the pot ~ and I will be anxious to see how the paint holds up. Great job!

Laurie is really special isn't she? Lovely gift for a wonderful person + Mom.

xo
Pat

August 23, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat idea!! You did a beautiful job on the pot...it's nice to have a few accent pieces outside.

Love Laurie's work...she sent me a painting I had admired recently. What a sweetheart!

XO,
Jane

August 23, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The pot turned out beautifully. I didn't know that the chalk paint would hold up outside.
The gift you received was beautiful as well. Laurie is quite talented!

August 24, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Wow Debbie, I didn't know AS chalk paint could be used outside. I really need to get me some as your pot looks fabulous. It could sell at a high-end boutique! Can I ask you where you got your paint? Is there a place locally that sells it?

August 24, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger linda said...

i love the pot it looks lovely and the perfect stencle .The colors are so pretty .Omy gosh i cant beleive the lovely drawing they are wonderful and iam getting one wow iam so excited .What a kind and thoughtful friend to think of me too.Iam blowen away Deb thank you Laurie so much this is just so kind of you Hugs Debbies Moma

August 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Debbie your pot turned out great. I love the colors you used. I just popped over to your friends site and have to say she really does beautiful watercolors. That is an amazing talent she has! Your roosters are fabulous and so vibrant, just like you. That was so sweet of her!

August 25, 2011 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Great idea! Never thought to do that. Looks like a piece from a gardening store I would want to go home with - but would be too pricey.

August 25, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Turned out great, as usual you are so clever. Hugs, Ginger

August 26, 2011 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger Tanya Anurag said...

The pot looks beautiful.

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

August 30, 2011 at 12:05 AM  

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