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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  1. wonderful renovation!!!!

  2. Fabulous idea, Carolyn!!

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

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

  12. 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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