Monday, May 28, 2012

Cookie Jar - update

Earlier on a previous blog I showed where I had plastered & painted over a glass cookie jar.







The purpose of the jar was to hold all of my ponytail accessories, they're pretty clunky.  The problem with this was it was too  light and didn't go well with the table I wanted to keep it on.   I'm not talented like most,  it takes me a while to resolve problems. So, I left it alone.

Last weekend I decided to see if I could darken it.  What I was hoping for was something a bit more dirty looking with that worn out rustic, old world look.

I went back and dirtied it down with raw umber; and while still wet misted it lightly with water,this would cause the paint to run down the jar, and hopefully give it that faded, weathered look.  After a few seconds while still wet I dabbed it with a cloth and once it was dry I sanded it in spots.  Initially, I wasn't too sure how it was going to turn out and I thought it was a big screw up, but surprisingly after a few days of curing, I like it much better!





I love the crustiness...





I have this glass table in my room that I had painted some time back that I wanted to display it on.  I rummaged through my fabric remnants and found some sheer fabric that I had used for my dining room window treatment.  I cut off a piece and folded it over the table, then I adorned it with my junk jewelry.

I like!












BEFORE                                                                                        

                                       AFTER





I've been looking for a cute basket or a  decorative box to place under my glass table, but until then I'll leave it like this.






LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

18 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That turned out so great-it just got better and better- xo Diana

Amy said...

Wow, I had to go look at the first post because I couldn't believe it was glass to begin with! You have so much talent!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Girlfriend, how do you even think of these things??? :-) It was great before, it is outstanding now! You amaze me with your creativity.

xo
Pat

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It really does look authentically old now!

JoKnows said...

If you are not talented, I fear for myself Sherry! Seriously, you are amazingly talented. Your projects are awesome!

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Your jar looks wonderful! You're amazing with all of your redos. You must dream up these things! :)
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Candy said...

Lovin it. It looks like pottery now....so pretty and earthy. 8-)

Maury Kilgo said...

I like the new color so much better (and I liked it before, so that's really good!). I love how textured it is!

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow...looks old worldish!

Liz - Imageremix said...

Really, how did you think these things up? Amazing. I love it, so cool and different.

Thanks for feeling my pain with me about the lizards at Quriky Vistas. They get in my house too. This morning there was one in my bathroom. What a freak attack trying to get it out. Then I came back not long after and there was another. Where are they coming from? Agh! I'll let you know if I find a remedy. You do the same...please!
Liz

suzyq said...

Wow you are talented Sherry -
Thanks so much for visiting - I'm now following back!!!

elizabeth said...

Clever idea! I love creative ideas like this!
Thanks for your kind comment today, Sherry!

Beth said...

I love it either way, but it does match better in it's new color. I can't wait to see what you find to sit under the table and what you do with IT.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh miss sherry -- you are oh so creative! i love everything you do! so clever -- fun and fresh! sending you a big hug this morning! : )

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh I love it! I really think the after is better. It almost looks like some ancient artifact!

Hip Brown said...

Love your cookie jars rustic look, it has oodles of character. Well done! Rachael x

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sherry,

Oh wow! Your jar turned out just as you had hoped for. It's beyond cool now.

Dee

Highland Monkey's said...

Your jar looks like an antique now, well done on ageing it.