Some Easter Fun!

Hey guys!  I’m back tonight with my first post…woot woot!  You are as excited as I am, right??  Okay good.  Now let’s get into it!

I did a quick little Spring/Easter project that I want to share with you guys.  Isn’t is so colorful and springy??  The cheery colors are helping me kick my winter blues haha.  I already have an idea for what I am going to replace the adorable bunnies with after Easter but you’re just gonna have to wait!  But for now let’s get into a little bit of spring, shall we?

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So this is what we started off with:

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Don’t be scare of the Vaseline, it’s not weird.  Although rubber gloves were also involved haha.  This part of the project only cost about $6 (includes pink ribbon that is not pictured)  but I had the paints and Vaseline on hand already.

So to start it off I painted the pots brown.  Don’t worry about doing this perfectly.  As you can see I don’t paint the inside completely.  You just want to be sure that when you have your flowers in your pots you don’t see any of the original pot color.

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The next part is where the Vaseline comes into play.  I learned this technique over at Shanty 2 Chic.  You can read their post about it here http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/03/distress-paint-with-vaseline.html. The Vaseline helps to get a distressed look.  Anywhere you want the base color to peak through just rub a bit of Vaseline.  But I recommend wearing gloves because it feels gross!  Trust me on this people…just wear the gloves.  And just use a little Vaseline.  You don’t need much.

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After that just put your top color on!  Once I had the blue on I decided I didn’t really want the distressed look so I didn’t try to sand it down at all.  If I did I would have tried a 220 sand paper and sanded it very lightly to get some of the brown to show through.  BTW, this blue is THE BEST color ever!  I think if you continue to read my blog you will see that I have a slight obsession with it!  It’s Americana “Indian Turquoise”.  You can buy it at Michael’s.  That’s it for the pots!  For the tiny wreath’s I planned on painting them with a brush but it didn’t work out so I just took them out to the garage and gave them a few coats of gloss white spray paint.  Just remember to do a few light coats.  The best part is those little cuties only cost $.49/ea at Michael’s.  I think I should stock up and find other uses for them because they are almost the cutest thing ever!  I just put some ribbon around them and taped the ribbon to the inside of the pot.  Easy peasy!  The flowers and rabbit were all from Hobby Lobby.  I think they have a much better flower selection but remember your coupon.  The cute little bunnies were $3.99 on sale for 50% off…go snatch some up before they are gone!

And that’s it!  We officially got through our first post together…was it as awesome as you had imagined?  haha.  If you have a Pinterest (of course you do, who doesn’t) you should definitely pin this!  And just because I didn’t show you what you can really do with the awesome distressing technique from the Shanty 2 Chic girls I wanted to show you a picture frame I did so you can see what you can do with it.  And yes, it is Indian Turquoise.  I told you it’s an obsession people…don’t judge!

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Well hope you all have a good weekend and I will be back Monday night to show you guys my newest furniture build.  And don’t forget…get Pinning :)

~Steph

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