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Today I’m sharing the fourth in my series of five posts for which I’m working with DecoArt to share some of their fabulous new paint lines. You can see my previous three DecoArt projects below:
Today I’m sharing another project that spotlights DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics. The Metallics are perfect for both subtle accenting and full-coverage applications.They go on quite transparent and can be easily layered to achieve a uniform metallic finish with an even sheen. Offered in 14 colors, the Metallics line cures to a durable finish and is available in 8-ounce wide-mouth jars.
I’ve worked with Pewter and Champagne Gold on past projects, and today I’m testing out Antique Bronze. I had a big lovely ceramic pot that I’d painted light blue a few years ago (which I’d actually used Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Yesteryear for!), but it’s been scuffed up going through three moves, and it doesn’t really fit with the living room color scheme anymore.
I wanted to make the pot a bit more neutral, but I didn’t want it to be too plain, so I decided to use the Metallics in Antique Bronze to accent the Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Warm White. Warm white is an off-white shade.
Here’s what I used for this painted ceramic pot makeover:
- Three nesting tables
- Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Bronze
- Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Warm White
- Chip brushes (I used 2 inch), Frog Tape, and a drop cloth
And here’s how I did it!
(Remember to wear an appropriate mask while working with paints, stains, and finishes. Follow the directions and warnings from your particular brand.)
Step 1: I gave then entire pot, inside and outside, two coats of Warm White, painting around the pot, not top to bottom. Two coats was plenty, but you might need three if you’re painting over a darker color.
With the nice satin sheen of the Satin Enamels line, I think it made the Warm White look like a glaze over the pot.
Step 2: Once the Warm White was dry, I used Frog Tape to tape off the top of the pot. I then gave the area above the tape a generous coat of Antique Bronze and quickly peeled off the tape. Peeling off the tape while the paint is still dry will help ensure you have super crisp lines.
Step 3: The Antique Bronze needed a second coat, so once it was dry, I re-taped the area using Frog Tape and gave it another generous coat. I also decided to paint the Antique Bronze down into the inside of the pot for an accent. Then I carefully peeled off the Frog Tape while the paint was still wet.
And that’s that–it’s done! Doesn’t it look lovely? This pot actually holds a fake plant in it since I have it by my desk, and the area gets absolutely no sun. So I didn’t have to worry about painting a matching draining dish.
If you want to check out the paints I used, here’s where you can find them:
- The Americana Decor Satin Enamels are available in Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores right now. Start checking A.C. Moore by June 24th and Michaels in August!
- As for the Americana Decor Metallics, they’re available in Jo-Ann now and will be available in A.C. More by June 24th.