Sunday, June 20, 2010

Just grab a can of paint..

For a while now I have been ohing and ahring over some of the great makeovers in the land of blog. The changes some have been making by painting old pieces of china, pottery etc has been amzing so I decided to get myself some spray cans and have a go!!!
I had this really old pottery in my cupboard so I thought I would try this first.

As you can see this is pretty daggy but I really liked the shape of the bowl and it was in very good condition so I just cleaned it over and waited for it to dry then started on my transformation.

What a difference a can of paint can make....

I am so thrilled with the result - it looks so smooth and fresh.

The little salt and pepper shakers look great - I've been trying to think of something else to put in the top instead of corks - any ideas???
The sugar bowl looks ok here but I think I was a bit enthusiastic and sprayed that a bit too much so the paint has run a little on the back but it does have one 'good side' for display. LOL 

The little heart shaped candle was pinched from another display and the jug of roses are from my bathroom table - I love the contrast with the woven mat underneath.

The green apples just seem to show the simplicity of the shapes. Isn't it funny - straight away I thought they would look good in there. I did try a few other bits and pieces from around the house but I liked this contrast best.

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Anonymous said...

OH! Those turned out just gorgeous! The corks just need a little bobble on top, but they look good like they are too! THUMBS UP!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

They look fabulous. I love to spray paint any and everything. I have even found that you can spray paint clear glass and now I am spraying even more. I love your wonderful white tabletop display. It looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Brenda Pruitt said...

You did an excellent job! Where the paint ran, maybe you could use some sandpaper and "distress" it a little.

Charlene Austin said...

Wow...what a transformation. The corks are great but I agree with another commenter..some little decoration on it might look great. Or how about spray painting them turqoise.

Sharlotte said...

Hi Suzy,
WOW! These pieces look great! I love their new look, and the apples really set things off. You are so inspirational...I need to be on the look out for great shapes in pottery! Then I can just spray away!
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Thay looks so good white!

Donna said...

I can't believe the difference. I would have never thought you could spray paint those! They look great!


Unknown said...

Love the transformation, paint makes magic!


HoosierHomemade said...

Wow! I would have never thought to paint bowls. Great job!
I'd love for you to visit me at my new blog, It's A Blog Party, I host a different linky party everyday! Mondays are Craft/Diy Day :-)

Vanessa said...

I like how the white emphasizes the shapes of your set. But the original pattern had a tacky vintage charm that would have been nice preserved. It's a nice set, either way.

Barbara said...

You are so clever! These look wonderful. I would have never thought of doing that.

Marla said...

Cant' believe the transformation. Love it!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It's magic! I love the apples in that bowl. I love the bowl. I love the woven place mat they're on. I love the pitcher. I love it all!

Well done!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Aren't you clever!! I better stop throwing away stuff just 'cause they're the wrong color!! Good Job!!

Atticmag said...

Very cool and pristine. Long live spray paint. Those look great. Jane F.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Love your pottery update! Paint does work miracles, doesn't it! This project would be perfect to link to my Time Travel Thursday linky party.

I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:


You can get the details here:

Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see you there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Those look fantastic! I too love what a can of spray paint can do! Great job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a difference that white paint made!

spindlecottage with nannykim said...

Oh, don't give me any paint hubby does not always love me painting ;-)! It came out so nice and looks much better. If they weren't salt and pepper shakers I might have said use some crystal wine stoppers on top....but that is not going to work with S & P! Oh it reminds me. I have some old silver S & P shakers and when my Grandkids were over, my Grandson dipped my salt shaker in the paint/water dish!!! Guess what? It is very clogged!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This is just so pretty. Love your beautiful white vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Diane@InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Suzy - Amazing transformtion!! I truuuuuly love what paint can do. Your pieces painted white look fabulous and so modern. Great photos, too.
Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog.
My best- Diane

Stacey said...

I am following from White Wednesday. You had me from the beautiful china at the top of your blog. Gorgeous! I often wondered if it was possible to paint items such as you have. So you used canned paint or spray paint?? Thanks for sharing!

Amanda at 32˙North said...

Hi Suzy.

You pulled together a beautiful display, and I agree totally, the green apples are a great additiion!


Unknown said...

What a great idea to paint your pottery, looks great.


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

You Would have Ever Thought of Painting the Pottery ~ It turned out Beautiful.... Thanks for Sharing

Rebecca said...

W*O*W! Those look amazing! Great job! Happy WW. Have a lovely evening.

Back Porch Blessings,

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

So much better in white!