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sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2007
5:31 PM

Post #3914087

okay here is part of my salvage job...he was going to throw this away...i said NO...

so here is a stab at revamping it...before:

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sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2007
5:34 PM

Post #3914097

here is a stab at terra cotta...but it doesn't look that way to me...it looks pumpkin or sumthin...i guess i need to get a life(grin)

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sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2007
5:35 PM

Post #3914100

with flowers

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sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2007
5:35 PM

Post #3914103

with foliage

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wineaux
Tucson, AZ

August 29, 2007
5:35 PM

Post #3914104

nahhhh sticks...I say throw it away...this way! LOL I like your creativity and the Fall theme is lovely.

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sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2007
5:35 PM

Post #3914106

i think tommorrow it shall be ivory?? any suggestions?
2vernes
Blytheville, AR
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2007
6:21 PM

Post #3914309

I like it the color you have it but since you are being adventurous, how bout black?
wineaux
Tucson, AZ

August 29, 2007
6:27 PM

Post #3914328

what kind of paint did you use?
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2007
6:28 PM

Post #3914330

I like it the way it is also, but do try ivory. You can always put it back to terra cotta.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 29, 2007
8:08 PM

Post #3914682

wineaux...not sure what the paint was called...but the color was 'terra cotta'...

2 vernes...i have done black b4 in a vase and it didn't turn out well at all...in fact it is still in a closet somewhere waiting for trash or redo...(g)
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2007
1:41 AM

Post #3916057

Oooh, I like the terra cotta, but ivory is nice, too.

Very nice, simple, yet offers a deeper view with the crane.

The pink and blue reminded me of
the time period in the eighties when everything with a surface had
eyelet cotton lace hot glued to it within an inch of it's life, then painted
bland pink, blue or green. Ugh! Remember all the teddy bears all over
the place with lace and ribbons and pearls? Cute, but glad we survived
that period.



sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2007
2:16 AM

Post #3916200

wuvie...it reminded me of the 80's southwestern stuff...but the shape and motif are sorta timeless so i know i can figure out something...will have a look at paints tommorrow...i think ivory can be quite boring...but something sorta sand color...? i think it is gonna be a try it and see kinda thing...will probaby cost more in paint that it would have been brand new...but we need a mission don't we??
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2007
2:27 AM

Post #3916258

Hey sticks, think of the terracota as a base coat. With the right wipe on stain you could bring out the embossed areas and tone down the color. Doesn't have to be an actual stain...anything you have in a darker color...just add enough water to take it down and try it. If it doesn't work...well...there is always more paint.
Personally, I love the vase. Keep on and you'll find just the right covering.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2007
2:39 AM

Post #3916337

lou...great minds think alike...i had thought about the 'stain' ...but to tell you the truth...i don't even know where the heck i am going to put this thing...much less what color to paint it to put it there...am i a goofy one or what??
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2007
2:44 AM

Post #3916358

Heavens no. Part of the pleasure of life is changing things, moving them...and on, and on.
If I were to tell you all the things I have changed and moved in just the last 48 hours...you wouldn't believe it. One of my favorite people is Mary Englebrite. Very famous and wealthy...all because of her artistic bent and she moves something every single day.
After it is stained it will give you another idea because it looks so different. Who cares...it was free...it has stimulated your creative juices and...we are off to the races. Life is exciting if we don't always just have to have things a certain way. It is your life...your vase...your home...just have fun.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2007
2:47 AM

Post #3916366

i love her too...and her home magazine...she is brilliant:)

as i said to someone else...i am probably going to spend more on paint than
the vase would have cost me new...but hey...we need a mission...he he
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 31, 2007
12:31 AM

Post #3919658

It's a lovely shape, I would paint it black.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 31, 2007
12:39 AM

Post #3919680

Boy! when you painted it all one color it really brought out the raised design! Very nice.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
12:40 AM

Post #3919687

isn't it amazing that it did? i am not sure of the next color...i am not liking this...but next round...i think i am going to add a stain to help raise that design more...
Katye
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

August 31, 2007
12:43 AM

Post #3919700

Before you do anything else, figure out placement. If the pot is dark and placed somewhere dark, it will tend to disappear. I stained a large pot black & stick to light coloured foliage for contrast.

Also - what is suitable to plant in it, form & texture-wise?
I'd vote for medium to dark - I think the detail shows up better.
Again - placement might dictate location & colour.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
1:02 AM

Post #3919785

very true...i was trying to do it a generic color so i can put it anywhere i need it...thus the 'terra cotta' ugly color that it is...i think i am leaning towards a 'sand' or a grey-smokey
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2007
1:04 AM

Post #3919790

sticks, try whatever paint you have left something else before you make another purchase.
Maybe kind of brownish with lots of water.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
1:08 AM

Post #3919807

now that you say that i have some brown that i could kinda 'stain' it with...thanks for that suggestion...; so far i haven't bought anything yet...
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
3:00 AM

Post #3920199

i think it is getting better...i am wanting more depth and not accomplishing it...i think i am going to have to rag it ...but will wait till tommorrow and sunlight

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sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 31, 2007
3:37 AM

Post #3920325

Looking much better.
;)
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2007
12:30 PM

Post #3921027

more stain left in the crevices of the embossing
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 31, 2007
2:04 PM

Post #3921414

It's looking really good.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
2:57 PM

Post #3921613

louc...you are so funny...i agree

thanks all
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2007
3:01 PM

Post #3921626

Sticks...intended that to mean would be nice if there were more stain in the crevices...would make the embossed part stand out more.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
3:19 PM

Post #3921708

louc...i so agree and i may tackle that tonight...i seem to do better at night with these projects...but i am so glad you suggested the watery brown as i had that in my little cabinet...and i won't have to buy anything else...i had to laugh when you said it cause that sounded like my brain talking :)
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2007
4:47 PM

Post #3922056

That's dangerous when you start thinking like I do...lol
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
5:42 PM

Post #3922289

well i am stopping at this final photo...it is getting scary...better than it was...not as
great as it could be...but neither am i ...(grin)

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2007
6:04 PM

Post #3922338

Very good. Have you priced vases this size? This is a very good grouping. Ya dun good.
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
7:09 PM

Post #3922624

yup...priced and said...thats NUTS...so i am quite happy with my freebeeee...and thank you so much:)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 31, 2007
8:02 PM

Post #3922801

Looks great.
;)
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2007
8:18 PM

Post #3922835

:)
Katye
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2007
6:02 AM

Post #3924564

I think it has evolved well with what you have done. I agree with LouC - re stain in crevices.

Is that grass you planted in it, and if so, is it annual or perennial? The reason being that if it's perennial & you leave it in for too long, the roots will grow and start to fill the soil in the container's shape. To clarify: the shape & opening size of the container will dictate how difficult removal of plant material is. Been there, done that, and i'll never do an urn shape with perennials again!
In any case, I think you added to the impact with the depth of color you chose. Very nice!
Brender
Topsham, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2007
10:09 AM

Post #3924692

It makes me think if tooled leather. Very nice!
Brender
Topsham, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2007
11:45 AM

Post #3924777

Ah, that should be ... makes me think OF tooled leather... not enough coffee before posting I guess! ;-)
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

September 1, 2007
5:28 PM

Post #3925635

katye...acutall it is a potted plant just stuck in it...as for doing anything i think i will quit while i am ahead...i have this thing of totally ruining stuff...then i get mad at myself etc etc...so what we see is what we get...maybe next year...thanks so much

brendr thanks so much:)
Katye
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2007
9:18 PM

Post #3926380

Tooled leather - yes, that is spot on!
Sticks - I know exactly what you are talking about, so quitting, even temporarily, can be a very good thing.
It is striking, though & the improvement is excellent!
Good Work!
Bhavana34
Medford, NJ

September 6, 2007
1:05 PM

Post #3943268

I like it best in the last pic, it looks more worn and used...more like something you would see in the garden. If you leave it outdoors, it might even get that mossy look, that would be great!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2007
1:27 PM

Post #3943350

Ooh, I do like that one. Only problem now is, I think
you should ship it to my house.

;-)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 6, 2007
2:01 PM

Post #3943467

You achieved the old antique look..wonder...very attractive set up in you patio setting...
sticks_n_stones
Crosbyton, TX
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2007
8:15 PM

Post #3944587

thanks gals:)
lindawin58
Ewing, NE

September 9, 2007
8:50 PM

Post #3955489

I really like that.Awesome Linda
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

September 10, 2007
2:04 AM

Post #3956558

Well done, you have achieved a treasure!
zebraman
Venice, CA
(Zone 10a)

September 10, 2007
9:14 PM

Post #3959567

I agree that it looks better than it did.You could also paint random areas with unflavored yogurt and then rub it with Sheet moss,which is available through most florists.Keep it moist and you will have moss growing on it in no time!
flapjacks

February 13, 2013
7:04 AM

Post #9417564

Did you try sanding the vase to make paint stick? Also I would try
( Patio ) brand paint from your'e Craft Store.

rose318

rose318
(Patti) in Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9420999

Sticks ,
I think you did a amazing job with that vase.
Patti

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 17, 2013
10:25 AM

Post #9421967

I have been paying attention to your pot project SnS,

The last pic you have shared says it all. You have taken a well designed yet less then attractively painted piece and transformed it into what now looks like an ancient looking collectible worthy of any garden. It as an Egyptian,Greek, or Roman feel to me;...an old world look. Finished as it is,... it stands well!

Well done and Happy Gardening.

David
Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9501668

An easy way to make an embossed areas to 'pop' without much work is to take a hot wet tea bag and run it over the creases, the tea should soak into the medium without much issue and bring out the designs a bit better however it is easily removed as time will dull the natural stain so if you don't like it wait a year and it will go away.
It does look nice, thanks for sharing with us.
~C~

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