After weeks of talking about it...... I finally added some yellow to my decor! Yay!!
I think it looks sunny without being too overpowering. Just what I wanted. I started out with just a small, plain clay flower pot. I kind of wanted a chalk paint look, but I didn't have any chalk paint and I didn't want to go get some, nor did I have the stuff to make some......sooooooo....
First, I painted the pot white. I didn't try to make it all even or anything. After 2 coats of white, it looked like this:
Then, I gave it a coat of yellow over the white. Again, I didn't try to make this look all even and perfect.
I still thought it was a little too yellow, so I cleaned out my brush and decided to try "dry-brushing" some more white over it. Dry-brushing is really just putting some paint on your brush and wiping off almost all of the paint onto a paper bag, then lightly brushing it over the surface of whatever you are painting. A paper bag really does work best. I have tried using newspaper before, but sometimes the ink comes off onto your brush......not good.
This technique gave me the "chalk paint" look that I wanted. It's just a light yellow color with a little bit of white striation running through it. Because I can't leave anything without some embellishment, I took some garden twine and glued it around the pot using Tacky Glue. I added a couple of buttons with one little sparkle in the center, because just a little bling goes a long way for me.
Now it sits on my kitchen table and looks all happy. I would have planted something pretty in it today, but it's rainy and I don't want to go out to the shed for my potting soil. My "made-from-a-kit" Brown-Eyed Susans will have to do for today! I learned two things with this project.... 1) I can add a little sunshine into my decor without going crazy and 2) If you have a small project and don't want to mess with chalk paint....this process works just fine. Hope the sun's shining where you are today!
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