September 13, 2011

Metal Jar Makeover


I bought this metal jar years ago, I loved it's shape and it made a great vase for light colored flowers. However as my decor changed from dark wood furniture and a darker color palette to lighter colors and painted white furniture, the dark jar just didn't fit in so it was temporarily banned to storage. However, I was confident that I would eventually find a use for it.

As I was doing some spring cleaning a few months ago, I rediscovered my jar. I loved its unique shape and saw its potential. Since my new new color includes lots of white and lighter colors, accented with turquoise, what else could I do? I decide to paint it of course. So I pulled out my stash of DecoArt Patio Paints and found the perfect beautiful teal color, Light Eucalyptus Green, that I knew would revive the jar and give it new life.

First, using a candle, I rubbed it over the raised parts of the surface that I wanted to highlight. Next, I painted it with a single coat of paint, then lightly sanded over those same areas that I had rubbed with the candle. This brought out just enough of the old color to give it the distressed look that I love.

I think it looks very centsible chic, don't you? It made the perfect accent for my new redesigned kitchen shelves and nicely contrasted the whites of my displayed dishware.


Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, I absolutely positively LOVE this!!! I have a couple of planting containers...ugly old brass...I think I might borrow your idea...with the appropriate copy-cat credit, of course...! Smitten!

Deborah ♥ (visiting happily from hope you’ll drop by and say hi!)

~~Rhonda said...

Beautiful redo on the jar! I think you've improved it by a lot! ~~Rhonda