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Get Ready For Spring With The Look Of Antique Garden Pots

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Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the wonderful color palette of nature! Why not bring beauty and character to your garden with a lovely outdoor project all the way from down under. Our stockist Shani Smith of Restor’d in New South Wales, Australia shares how Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan helped her to create the look of antique garden pots that look like they “have been aging gracefully in European gardens over hundreds of years.”
Let's see how Shani transformed ordinary plastic pots from a local gardening store into authentic looking English garden pieces with a bit of creativity and color!

First, a coat of Country Grey Chalk Paint® was applied to create a neutral base to start with. Feel free to use any other neutral color readily available such as Old White, Old Ochre, French Linen or Cream.
Next, a mixture of Olive & Florence was created for an earthy green color. Sherri added some sand and dirt into her mix for an added rustic effect!
For the finishing touch, washes of Olive, Primer Red, and Provence were applied in a “drip”-like manner to create the look of naturally weathered patina. Since Chalk Paint® is perfect for outdoor use, there's no need to seal your new pots and the matte finish will only add to the authentic look and feel. Remember, for outdoor pieces, Annie Sloan Soft Wax is not recommended.
We're in love with the transformation and hope it has inspired you to get creative in your garden this spring. Follow the link below for more via The Palette Blog and let us know if you decide to give this look a try!

To see more: http://www.thepaletteblog.com/blog/painted-garden-pots/

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Mar 6, 2015

    Absolutely love this finish! Cant wait for Spring!

    • UNFOLDED
      UNFOLDED Kenner, LA
      on Mar 8, 2015

      @Hannah V We can't either! Thanks Hannah! :)

  • Gretchen Mercer
    Gretchen Mercer Fairfax Station, VA
    on Mar 6, 2015

    Thanks for the easy to follow steps. Love the look!

    • UNFOLDED
      UNFOLDED Kenner, LA
      on Mar 7, 2015

      @Gretchen Mercer Thank you! Please let us how it turns out if you try them out. :)

  • Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio
    Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio Newton, IA
    on Mar 7, 2015

    ...wow, they look great...! ...One could paint these any color, using this technique..to match the look and feel of their garden area !

    • UNFOLDED
      UNFOLDED Kenner, LA
      on Mar 7, 2015

      Thank you @Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio! So many possibilities! :)

  • Candy Berg
    Candy Berg Owens Cross Roads, AL
    on Mar 7, 2015

    Awesome.if I could do clappy hands I would..very nice. Thanks for sharing

    • UNFOLDED
      UNFOLDED Kenner, LA
      on Mar 7, 2015

      Thanks for the clappy hands@Candy Berg! We're so glad you've enjoyed the post!

  • Valerie Marek
    Valerie Marek Grand Rapids, MI
    on Mar 7, 2015

    I like it! 👏👏👏 lol

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