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Planter With Antique Typography

Time for the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest and this month's theme is "Spray it Pretty". This month's sponsor is HOMERIGHT and we were each given a paint sprayer for our project...
I love old typography and so incorporated it into this plain wood planter now in green and black.
This is the piece that I had in mind. I began by cleaning it with a wet rag and vinegar in water. I sanded slightly.
I decided rather than just paint it one color, to paint it green and do some graphics against a black front. I wanted it to be pretty but not too girly.
I worked on an original design inspired by antique Seed Packets and Annuals. I used my Silhouette Designer Program and then cut stencils to paint on the lettering.
I could have hand painted it, but I wanted it to look like an old store display with really crisp lines. I originally was going to have the word Providence in the original wood tone, but it ended up looking too orange, so I cut out another stencil and painted it in white acrylic craft paint.
I also painted these chairs in black to go with it and to be a set for someone's porch.
And here is a before and after photo so that you can see the difference. I love old typography and am really pleased with the way it turned out. For more details about exactly how I got it done.... check out the blog post below...

To see more: http://www.patinaparadise.com/2015/10/planter-with-antique-typography.html

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