Happy Hump Day everyone. I really didn't want spring break end, but, all good things always come to an end. I am so crazy busy this year. My house, my blog and my crafting life are becoming more and more difficult to stay on top of. I don't have any more children than I normally do. I just have two VERY busy toddlers. I really believe they think no means go. They are into everything and they go two separate ways doing two separate naughty activities at the same time. So please, hang in there with me and things will get better soon. I really wanted to thank everyone for their sweet comments regarding my updated Easter egg wreath. I have replied to some, and, I will reply to my remaining comments hopefully tonight. I want to apologize for not letting you know what paint and technique I used to get the end results.
So when I was looking through my box of Easter decorations, I came across my topiary from last year and decided to make one to match my new wreath.
This is my favorite white paint. Rust-oleum heirloom white satin paint. I use this on everything. I even used it on my Halloween bottles.
I just started to paint. I try and cover as much as I can, then let it dry.
Don't get discouraged when you see the colored eggs peeking through. It honestly takes about four times to get it covered evenly. I don't know if you can see the green peeking through?!
I just keep going outside to give it coat whenever I think of it. I honestly did this for an entire day -- you can still see orange in the holes - ha ha.
Next, I get out my favorite stain. Minwax Early American. I like to dirty things up (since I am a dirty girl - ha ha).
I put a little stain on an old rag and just wipe it on.
Then, with the clean end of the rag, I lightly wipe it off and clean up some of the hard lines left behind.
Don't worry when you see the big glops of glue that look like dripping boogers - gross.
Because that is where I stick my Spanish moss.
It hides big holes, glue boogers, and small imperfections really well.
I am still very happy with the end results. It looks a little vintagey.
I hope this helps, and, please let me know how yours turns out if you choose to try one.
Have a great Wednesday. It's all down hill to Friday from here.
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