Monday, April 18, 2011

Upcycling: gold leaf pitcher

I recently gave this pitcher a second chance. The pitcher was sitting in a cupboard because the colors didn’t match my décor.

Here’s the original pitcher.


I covered the pitcher in several light coats of Heirloom White spray paint. Once it was dry I laid cuttings of fern leaves on the pitcher and lightly spray painted around the leaves in gold.

Once the fern leaves were removed, I had a nice negative print of the leaves.
The best part… if I get tired of this look, I can spray paint it a different color.



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13 comments :

  1. wonderful renovation!!!!

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  2. Fabulous idea, Carolyn!!

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  3. I love what you did with this pitcher. I think it is wonderful whenever you can upcyle and give something new life!

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  4. I love spraypaint. This is a great example of its power! The pitcher had a great shape, but I can understand why you wanted to change it! Adding the leaf images is a soft and lovely detail. Beautiful.

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  5. ugh, what a terrible "before decor"! Reminds me of good old Yugoslavian communist style... help me Rhonda, it was awful. Love your whimsical new look, using fern is a total winner! Even though I think if I was to recreate this (and I jolly well might!) I would invert the colours and cover the whole thing with the base colour.
    Gotta find myself a cue- gly pitcher now!

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  6. Fabulous!!! It's a million times better and looks so designer! You did an awesome job on it. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  7. Awesome vase idea! I might try this one! Thanks so much for sharing! Found you on All Things Heart and Home! I'm your newest follower!
    ~Heather

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  8. What a beautiful "make-over" you gave this pitcher! It looks like something you might find in an expensive boutique. I want to try this!
    I found your blog through Yesterday on Tuesday. I'm now following!

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  9. lovely! and i can certainly see that this is much more in tune with your style! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  11. love love love it! I'm going to try this on a lamp I've had my eye on to make over!!!
    xo
    Robin
    (I'm featuring it this Wednesday on All Things Inspired!)

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  12. How pretty, Carolyn, I think you make have started a trend.

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  13. The jug looks fantastic. I love how it ended up, certainly heaps nicer than the original. And I like the idea of being able to change it if you decide you've had enough.

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