So I was in our local thrift store the other day and found this great little urn for a buck. It was thick plastic, and had plenty of pretty designs. I snatched it up and brought it home to makeover. Here is how I did it!!
a urn/ planter
paint- I prefer flat but any sheen will work
glaze- tint-able or tinted
paint brushes/ foam brushes
a cloth or rag
1.) It was plain and had a horrible faux marble pattern on it. So I bought some flat white paint at my local hardware store, for 5 bucks, ( clearance paint :) and gave it a good 2 coats, 3 in some tougher areas. I left the inside black because I figured that it would just have stuff in it anyways.
2.) Next I took my clear glaze, wait...side note.... I also bought a quart of clear " decorators glaze at the same hardware store, artistic finishes. I bought clear because I wanted to be able to tint it any color I wanted depending on the project. I know that Valspar sells tinted glaze, which may be the way for you, but I wanted the versatility of clear. You can add any water/ or latex based paint ( like craft paint) to it, no oil based paints though...
So... anyways, I poured a little glaze out, and tinted it charcoal gray by adding charcoal grey paint. Then I used a paintbrush to paint the glaze over the textured parts of the urn. I paid close attention to the grooves and crevasses where I could let the glaze seep in. I let it sit for about 5 seconds ( literally) and then used a cloth to wipe it off. This allowed the high areas to be more white than the grooves, and lower area, creating some depth...
|Left side glazed, ride side no glaze, just bast coat paint|
|right side with glaze applied and sitting on it|
|Wiping the excess glaze off with a cloth, letting some stay in the grooves|
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