Did you have a good weekend? It was cold and rainy here yesterday, making it a perfect afternoon to stay inside after church.
Fun Son was here, and we watched a couple of home movies from when the kids were little. Do you ever do that? That is a fun way to spend time with your kids, even grown ones. It was wonderful to relive those days again. Ah…magical memories.
I want to share with you a recent discovery of something magical – of an entirely different kind.
Remember Tom, the turkey PAM gave me? In this picture, I was getting him ready for my Turkeys Marching Tablescape post.
PAM had painted him red before passing Tom along to me. Originally, he was unglazed and unfired clay. (See where I get my propensity to paint?)
One coating of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White wouldn’t do for Tom.
ASCP is wonderful to work with – and very versatile. You can paint one thin coating, like I did on the Fabby Shabby Telephone Table.
Or, you may prefer a solid, clean look, like with this Side Table. It got two coats of ASCP.
Scuffing the edges with sandpaper gave it a little extra interest.
There are so many options with ASCP. I decided Tom should have a solid coating of white, no scuffing with sandpaper, and definitely no Annie Sloan wax.
After the fact, I realize Tom’s new finish looks very close to the antique bisque punch bowl that belonged to my grandmother. Aren’t they so similar?
Remember that I repaired this treasured but broken punch bowl? You can see the process of putting it together again in DIY to a New Vase and Punch Bowl.
Bisque is milk glass that has a chalky, unglazed finish. Milk glass gets a polishing phase during the firing that bisque doesn’t get. That’s the difference in the two, just the polishing aspect.
Last year, I spray-painted two thrift store vases to look like milk glass (DIY Faux Milk Glass). That was a fun transformation, too.
Do you have any clay pottery you’d like to change to an antique bisque finish? It’s so easy, why not try it?
I’m sharing at Metamorphosis Monday. Join us, won’t you?