A few weeks ago my neighborhood had it's annual community garage sale. Brent and I loaded up the kids and spent the morning driving around. (I have to say how much I love that my husband does this stuff with me. I hunt for house stuff, he hunts for bike stuff or camping stuff, and we are both happy. I love a man who humors his wife!)
We drove past a house with two of these urns for sale. I have been hunting for a pair of these for months!
It was actually a friend of mine who was selling them. I asked her why, and she said they were from her old house and didn't match the new house colors. I said to her, "Amanda! Spray paint!" But my friend Amanda, by her own admission, is not a crafty kind of girl. Her loss is my gain!
I wanted an aged kind of look, so I started with spray painting a reddish-brown on the urns. Then I went over it with black. The effect is kind of hard to see in the photos, but I think it looks weathered, with some brown peeking through the black, which is just what I wanted!
Gotta love what a little spray paint can do! Amanda is coming to my house this week for our book club...wonder if she'll want these back now?
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