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DIY Chalk Painted Urn

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It seems like I am forever on a quest to clean up our garage. Now, if you saw our garage you would probably scratch your head and say to yourself “this place is a sty”. Admittedly our two-car garage is a mess and there are zero cars parked in it. Why? Because it is piled high with junk, furniture that needs to be repaired or painted and a plethora of paint cans, tools, etc. It’s too embarrassing to even show you a picture.

Now, the good thing about an over packed garage is that there is always a hidden treasure. A forgotten gem that I was going to do something with. Yesterday, I literally stumbled over two of these gems…a pair of resin urns – possibly Neo Classical in design. I’ve owned these urns for over 15 years. The have been displayed on fireplace mantles, dining room tables tops and side tables. Several years ago I determined that they were no longer my style and they were banished to the garage.

But, yesterday I had an idea. I grabbed one of the urns and the ingredients to make some of our Homemade DIY Chalk Paint in a creamy white.

Here’s the resin urn before it was painted. It looks okay but I wanted something more vintage looking.

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.Resin is just like plastic and I wanted an antiquated plaster or porcelain look.

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.So, I mixed up my chalk paint and brushed on the first stroke…and I loved it. The painting didn’t need to be perfect as I was going for an aged look.

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.Here it is with its new finish. Doesn’t it look like plaster? It feels that way too. The chalk paint really accentuates the design.

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.I was in need of something new and fresh on my foyer entry table – and the urn is perfect. I gathered some greenery and Nandina berries from my yard and made a quick display.

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.I really love how the red berries pop off of the creamy white…

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.I purchased the vintage binoculars and the original case while on vacation a couple of years ago at an antique mall in St. Augustine, Florida.

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.It makes my heart flip whenever I seen worn leather…

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.This little silver bowl was $1 at a country auction many years ago. It now contains sentimental beach mementos from a special trip to Seattle. Yes, I am a vacation hoarder!

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.I brought home some of these heart shaped stones. Aren’t they pretty?

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.My foyer table is an antique game table. The top folds in half and it becomes the perfect little side table – it has been in almost every room of my house at one time or another. I think it’s called a harp table.

Chalk painted decorative urn. Chalk Paint a resin or plastic vase and make it look like vintage plaster.I’m super happy with my vintage plaster urn. I think I may just go ahead and paint the other one too.  Have a great day y’all – go out and paint something 🙂

XO~Vicki

16 Comments

  1. Great new look for a hidden garage find! Isn’t fun to find something in your own place and give it a new look? Going look for something to paint now 🙂 Bwg ~~~ {PS ~ charter member of the vacations hoarders club here!}

    1. Yes, it is a serendipitous moment when things happen organically this way. Vacation hoards are the best!

  2. Vicki and Jenn, this looks amazing and definitely looks like plaster. You are the chalk paint queen and I need to try it sometime. I love those heart shape rocks too. I have a friend that lives in Tahoe and collects heart shaped rocks where ever she goes. have a wonderful day ladies, xo Lisa

    1. Hey Lisa…Thank you so much. I’m super happy with the end result – it really does look like plaster! I’m glad I’m not the only one who collects heart shaped rocks 🙂

  3. Girl you nailed this one! It is ahmazing. I know you love St. Augustine so the next time time you’re on your way just feel free to bring these with you. I’ll meet you at The Columbia 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Cat – The urn was so easy and fun to update! The table is one of my fave pieces that I purchased many years ago in North Carolina.

    2. CoCo – I can’t wait to get to St. Augustine again. You know my faves are – the beach, the antiquing, the Columbia and you! Not in that order 🙂

  4. This is so cute Vicki and Jennifer! I love how classy it looks now! And the table you have it on is amazing. I love the scrolls the have so much character!

    Cat

  5. So pretty! I think almost anything looks better with a little white paint. And I feel you on the garage thing! I can still fit my car in there but my husband got pushed out months ago :).

    1. Hey Amy – Yeah – my husband is super supportive of what Jenn and I do – be he’s laying down the law and wants his garage space back 🙂 That garage is a hot mess – so we need to get started on clean up soon…but don’t hold your breath LOL

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