There are a few places I go for inspiration when I’m in need of ideas and/or motivation, magazines , stores and blogs. Last week I came across a blog that I found awhile ago and forgot that I had it bookmarked on my iPad. That blog is Villabarnes. Whenever I visit her blog I get sucked in.
Well, the other day when I happened across her blog again, she had completed some projects using some stuff called gesso. I followed the link to the article that explained the process and I left a comment to ask a few questions and she replied with an answer right away.
Many DIY projects came to mind to use this technique on and one in particular, was on some flower pots I picked up curbside from one of the subdivisions near us.
Well without further ado. Here’s what they look like now after using the gesso. I used the black gesso that I picked up from Michaels and after it dried I used a brown craft paint that I had left over and applied it using a dry towel technique (I made that term up.)
The picture above is a closer look and you can see the brown paint in the crevices. I really think it looks great considering what it looked like before. I have one of the large pots that goes with the set and a fountain that I want to use this same technique. Now I can’t wait until the weather helps it age some more. So what do you all think?