Monday, May 7, 2012

Cookie Jar

When I became a mom my dream was to have a cookie jar on the kitchen counter for my son to sneak cookies out of...well that dream never materialized because my son hated cookies.  No matter how I tried, he refused to eat them. :(

Twenty-one years and still no cookie jar, well that is until I came across this





I know you're thinking, why now?   Well, I've been wearing lots of ponytails lately, and I needed something to put my ponytail accessories in, when I spotted this I thought it would be perfect for my needs.  Who says a cookie jar has to be for cookies...

I wasn't too sure how I wanted to paint it, but I knew I wanted something rustic.

I based coated using my homemade off white chalk paint,  and then afterwards painted it using metallic blue.  I later plastered it, leaving open spaces added streaks of cranberry for additional color, and then applied  raise stencils.   Here's what it looked like so far...










Although I liked it, I wanted something with color.  So, I then played around with more paint to get the look I wanted ...











































So, 21 years later, after the birth of my son, I finally got my cookie jar.  It's  not on my kitchen counter and yeah, it's a little rustic and a little old world, but it's a cookie jar! 





I guess this proves, it's never too late to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

26 comments:

Beth said...

Oh my gosh Sherry! You never cease to amaze me with how you make things look soooo rustic and you never seem to tire of it either. I get bored with things too fast. Usually if I do it once, then I'm over it and look for something else to tickle my fancy. LOL!

PS. I could save a ton of money if no one in my house ate cookies!

Perfectly Printed said...

Wow!! What a great make over of the cookie jar!!! I am your newest Linky follower and will be back for another visit!
chris

Lorrie said...

I love your cookie jar! and the story is so cute!

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Well, you got your cookie jar. It's hard to imagine a child not eating cookies but really I suppose that's a good thing. They could just get tooooo much sugar. Your jar turned out wonderfully. I'm amazed at how you redo things like this!
Thanks for popping in to see me and I always appreciate your visits.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Gypsy Heart said...

It's hard to imagine a child that doesn't like cookies. :-) I'm sure he's better off for it.

The jar is beautiful! I love all the colors and textures...great job. Now, wanna come over and help me?

I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

Pat

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

You are amazing with your paints! Love the jar - it looks Tuscan and would look great in my home!

Comeca Jones said...

You are too creative!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, it looks great! We.. and all children love cookies, but if they're not big on them, more power to them, lol!! Thanks for your wonderful visit sweet lady. Have a great week.
FABBY

fiona anderson said...

A child that doesn't like cookies - wow, almost unheard of !
Once again you've made something look vintage, and authentic - great job Sherry !

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Your transformations always leave me in awe. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I can't believe that is the same cookie jar...good thing your son doesn't like cookies :)

Kate said...

Sherry
I just LOVE what you did with that cookie jar! Its truly amazing, love your talent girly! Have a wonderful week

xoxo
Kate

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow, you turned that glass jar into a century old pottery urn!

Tammy said...

You amaze me! I never would have visioned this! I love the rustic, Old world look! That is too funny about your son not liking cookies:)

NanaDiana said...

Well, how cool is that!!! I would never have recognized it in a million years! GREAT job! xo Diana

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

WOW!!! This is amazing! You'd never it was glass underneath this awesome paint technique. You've been featured and look forward to partying with you again. : )

ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

If you didn't have pictures before, no one would ever know or guess that it was once a clear jar. Wow. You really do such a great job each time you create something! : )..

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

You did a great job! I would never know that it was originally a clear glass jar....Thanks for sharing....Blessings, Tammy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow! Sherry, this turned out wonderful and I love the texture.

thistlewoodfarm said...

You should write an e-book with all of your paint techniques. This is absolutely amazing!

Thanks for the inspiration.

blessings,
karianne

JoKnows said...

That is truly amazing Sherry! So lovely. Amazing that your son doesn't like cookies too! ;) I am a happy follower now! Thanks for visiting my blog. Joann

Rhissanna said...

I love that weathered look, like ancient terracotta urns. And if you made cookies I swear I'd eat them!

Evelyn said...

Thank you so very much for linking up to Freedom Fridays! I loved this jar as soon as I saw it the first time. Great tutorial.

Revi said...

What a lovely faux finish! You completely changed the look of this cookie jar. I LOVE it!
Following you back,
-Revi

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

I Love the rustic faux look! And your right-- you DID get your cookie jar and it looks Awesome! Great job!! So happy to be following you now!
Jen

Farmer's Wyfe said...

I LOVE what you did with this!!! You certainly are very creative and talented!!! Sooo glad you let me know you were a new follower of mine so I could come see your fun blog!!! :) I'm following you now, too!

b3hd said...

No cookies? Now that is a genetic defect that I didn't even think to test for (smile). The technique on your jar is out of control WOWNESS. I LOVE the patina on it.

Great job and you go with your faux self.

Bernadette
www.b3hd.blogspot.com