Friday, May 27, 2016

Five Step Process




Friday again. Didn't realize until this morning it 's Memorial Day weekend. Time flies!

Here's the progress I've made on the painted pottery piece from Wednesday's post. I'm still working on the aging, but I do like it a lot better white than red.
Here's a picture of the before, in its original red state.
Step one, I painted the whole thing black and then, step two, I painted the outside white, but left the inside black.

Step three, after the white paint dried I used Annie Sloan's clear wax on the whole piece and let it dry a little. Step four, working in sections I rubbed on small doses of Annie Sloan's dark wax with a rag and then quickly wiped most of it off trying to leave darker areas in the decorative parts.

 Finally, step five, to give the pottery a little bit of shine I buffed the wax a little with some old, cut up T-shirts. 

Still not the final look I'm after, but I'm going to research aging techniques this weekend. Amy Howard Paints has an "aging dust" that I think might do a better job of aging the crevices. The nearest shop that carries the dust is down in McKinney, which is my favorite shopping town anyway. If I have to make a trip down it won't bother me one little bit.

For now, I'm joining Amy at Love Made My Home for Five On Friday. Hope you'll have time this weekend to check out the other posts there.




Thanks for dropping by!






29 comments:

  1. Hello Sugar
    The planter looks amazing - I can't wait to see the final aging stage when you do it.
    Annie Sloan's finishes are so easy to use - and quick which what I love.
    I'm going up to our attic to see what I can find to paint - you've inspired me!!
    Shane

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    1. Shane, I feel like I have a kindred spirit if you have a stash of things just waiting for a little paint and wax. Will be checking to see what you find to renew.

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  2. Thank you so much for coming by my space for Five on Friay. I am here to repay the compliment. The planter looks great, I wish I could channel the creative person in me, but I am finding it hard even to get motivated to do some gardening - hopefully a bit of sunshine will change that. Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. You may not be happy with it yet, but it looks so much better than where it began.

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  4. So pretty and sooooo much better than the original! Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  5. I am so impressed, it looks remarkable and so much for the better.

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  6. Wow very nice. What a difference.

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  7. Your project is coming along nicely. I already like it a lot better than the original.

    Have a great weekend

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  8. it is really nice. thank you for your kind comment at good fences! :)

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  9. I like it so much better white!
    I'm wondering if you couldn't use some acrylic Burnt Sienna, you know the stuff that comes in little bottles like "Folk Art" brand or something and paint over it and wipe away until it's the way you want it. If it's not right you could squirt it with water from your kitchen sprayer to get it out before it dries. I haven't done pottery but I've done painted cloth and used that to age it...
    and then seal it up with wax!
    But then again, you don't want to miss that shopping trip! ;)
    Happy Memorial Day!
    xoxoxo

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    1. You're right about the shopping trip, Cindi. I went right down and bought some aging dust. Liked your idea of using paint watered down. I learned from a shop in McKinney call Dooziers Corner to use baby wipes to take paint off. Works well to distress furniture edges too if you do it when the paint is still a little damp. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  10. What a great transformation of the pot! Happy Memorial Day.

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  11. Oh this is stunning. I'd never have imagined it could look so stylish. Lovely work. Mimi xxx

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  12. I love what you've done to it -- It really does look so fresh, and you've made it look easy, but for me, I know it wouldn't be! :-)

    Hope you're enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend -- I can't believe it's the end of May either!

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  13. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Gorgeous transformation!
    I think you're on the right track with this piece!
    Keeping my fingers crossed that you'll find a similar lamp!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  14. The transformation is wonderful! I am interested in seeing what the dust will do.

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  15. Dear Sugar:
    Now that is a wonderful DIY project and you created something fresh and lovely! Great job and I thank you for sharing and linking.

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  16. I much prefer the new look, very traditional, right up my street

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  17. Great project!! Love it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  18. Oh wow, I love it's new look. Never heard of the dust so looking forward to seeing how it looks xx

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  19. I'm amazed it's the same pot! You have done a terrific job! I would have never guessed that you could even do something like that to a pot! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging it!

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  20. Great job. Love the transformation so far. That is such a wonderful idea. Thank you for the inspiration. I am definitely adding this to my list.

    Thanks for visiting me. I appreciate your kind words.

    Janet

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  21. Love the transformation and I never would of thought of painting the pot. Really look great!

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  22. Ooh..I love the sound of aging dust. It sounds almost magical. Your pot is looking lovely. Thank you for visiting my place as that means I have happened upon your lovely blog. Sooo happy I did.

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  23. Ooh..I love the sound of aging dust. It sounds almost magical. Your pot is looking lovely. Thank you for visiting my place as that means I have happened upon your lovely blog. Sooo happy I did.

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  24. What a transformation, that truly is great, am impressed

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  25. I love how you can use chalk paint to paint anything. This is especially intriguing, I would have never thought to paint pottery but I will keep it in mind when I see a piece that needs help.

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