Friday, May 15, 2015

From Glum to Glam

Oh how I love spring time and all the colorful blooms! It makes me want to work in my yard and garden and make everything beautiful again.  Since spring sprang, I decided it was time to spruce up my two urns for the front of house that were sitting in the back with nothing in them.

But when I looked at them, well, they looked a little glum.

Sad looking with weathering and chipped away paint, I decided these two needed a makeover.

A few brushes, a sunny afternoon and a little bit of Annie Sloan Chalk paint from local distributor C'est Moi to the rescue!

First, I brushed on Chateau Grey (which is actually a kind of greenish color).  I purposely left areas of  the original dark brown show through.  This gave it more dimension.

After that dried, which was rather quickly due to the porous nature of the urns, I highlighted the rounded edges with some Paris Grey (which is a true gray).

Voila! These two are now the stars of the show in front of my house.

What DIY projects have you pulled out this spring?  


  1. GORGEOUS makeovers!! And beautiful home!! Hoping to put some flowers in this weekend myself- we had frost two mornings ago-so a bit skiddish still! Thanks for sharing Kirsten! xo

    1. Thank you Jackie! You must live further north than me...I am pretty sure we are frost free for the season!

  2. Love ascp, and it does make anything look fab. Nice job Kirsten.xox