How to Add Antiquing to Concrete Urns

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Hey friends!

I’m so glad that you are here. Boy, are we going to have some fun together as I show you how to add antiquing to concrete urns. I just did a porch remodel and a patio remodel at the sametime. Yikes! I don’t really recommend that, as everything is torn up at the same time. See the porch remodel post here.

I knew that I wanted some beautiful urns on both the porch and the patio.

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I bought these lovely urns, but they were new raw concrete and I wanted them to look vintage.

So I got out the craft paints and the spray bottles and got to work.

This project is so easy and the results are amazing!

I layed down a canvas drop cloth to protect my driveway. I started with a sage green color and a burnt umber color. I wanted the darker colors to be the base. I mixed one part paint to 3 parts water in a spray bottle and mixed it well.

I sprayed the burnt umber in a random patern all over the urn, then I sparyed the sage on in a random pattern all over the urn.

Then I mixed a tan color with water and spayed in a random pattern. Then I mixed another green color with water and sprayed in a random pattern. And finally I mixed a teal color of paint with water and sprayed it in a random pattern on the urn.

Mixing the water with the paint makes the paint drip and create a patina.
You will see the paint settle into the cracks and crevices. This is a good thing, it really brings out the detail of the urn.
Let the paint dry after each coat. You will really start to see the layers of the paint creating a lovely aged look.
Doesn’t it look amazing already?

Now, start from the beginning and do all of the paint layers again. This will add even more depth to the antiquing.

I am so happy with how these urns turned out. It is really is so easy to do and you can’t mess it up. The craft paints are about a dollar each and the spray bottles are about $2.50 each. This project took me about and hour and cost less than $20. for the supplies. I really hope that you will give this a try. If you do, please share it with me.

I sure enjoyed our time together.

Hugs and blessings to you.


Peacock Ridge Farm
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  • Okiegreengal65 Okiegreengal65 on Aug 15, 2021

    Wouldn't you need to put something over the paint to protect and seal it?

  • Butters Butters on Aug 16, 2021

    Exactly how many colors of psi t did you use. Did you use a spray bottle for each color?


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