Sunday, July 3, 2011

Still Painting

Hey everyone!
I thought I'd be able to show you the bookcases for my youngest daughter's room today, but we still have some loose ends to tie up on the project. Definitely next week!

Instead, I'll show you a small painting project that I just did.

This metal urn was originally a dark bronze and I painted it red several years ago. Now that I'm trying to update my colors, the finish definitely needed a change. You can see the birdcage with the old finish on the left. Last weekend I gave it a new look t0o. If you missed it, you can see it here.

I painted the whole thing cream, then brushed on some burnt umber using the dry brush technique. I just kept adding until I thought it looked good.

Hope you have something fun planned for for tomorrow!



  1. I love the finish you did on that urn Pam it looks fabulous!! What do you mean by dry brush technique? Martina

  2. That looks really good Pam. Enjoy the 4th~

  3. It looks wonderful. I love the cream color and I think your birdcage turned out stunning also. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  4. That looks fantastic, love the birdhouse too. Great job on both pieces. Visiting from Its so Very Cheri.

  5. This paint job makes the urn much more clean and contemporary! Looks really nice. :-)
    ~ Sue

  6. Love it! You did great!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. The finish looks great Pam!! What a refreshing accessory update!! Happy 4th!! =) Have a great day!!

    xo Lynda

  8. Simply a beautiful result... I love how you give it a vintage look
    And so glad to be a part of your linky... I am linked up
    Visit me when you can

  9. Love the finish! You did a great job. Hope you will stop by and visit my summer giveaway at

  10. Pam that is one of the prettiest finishes I have seen.

  11. The new finish looks so authentic and gives your urn an old world charm. I love the skeleton keys, too!

  12. What a transformation! And I love that you've give something you already own a new look. Thanks for sharing--

    Stephanie from Make Home Make Sense

  13. Oh I love the new look. The finish is perfect. Well done! Hugs and have a happy weekend.

  14. That is a gorgeous new finish on your urn Pam! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!


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