Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! I’ve got some “green” for you today to avoid being pinched. 😉
I bought this planter last year at an antique booth. It’s in very good shape, so it may not actually be an antique. I’ve envisioned painting a bird silhouette on the planter since I bought it last year. I love birds!
During the drudgery of painting primer on our porch rockers last week, I took a break for a little “fun painting”.
I looked on line for a bird stencil that was the right size. I couldn’t find one, so I checked out the Graphics Fairy’s site and printed a copy of a vintage bird. I cut around it, then folded it slightly because it was still a little too large.
I quickly (and imperfectly) traced around the bird with a Sharpie pen and free-handed the legs and feet. They were too small to trace.
I thought it would be hard to paint due to the basket weave. A tapered brush made it easy.
It didn’t take long at all. Working the brush under and around each weave helped the painting look more “solid”.
I used regular craft paint. This planter will sit on the porch close to the front windows, so it won’t be exposed to any rain.
Talk about a fun ten-minute project! I can hardly wait to add some flowers and see how it looks.
Now, back to painting the rockers….
What about you? Are you in the mood to paint? How about updating pots or planters – any of that going on at your house?
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