Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spray Painting a Topiary...

Do you remember these topiaries I made last year? They were a Christmas clearance redo. Click here to go to that post.
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Even though I did love the way they turned out, they were a little too green. space Especially now that I added this chartreuse green wreath in the hallway next to where these topiaries are on the dining room table. spa
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What's a girl to do? Spray paint them of course!! See the difference in the color? The spray painted one is on the right.
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It's not completely spray painted...just enough to have different shades of all the greens. I did a few light coats, let them dry in between each coat. That way it doesn't look like a solid color.
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Now it matches the wreath so much better!
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It matches better in person...it was a little bright from the sun light coming in.
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I used this paint and I already had it...which is even better. This was a gloss, maybe satin would be great too. The funny thing is, it's called Ivy Leaf!!
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Don't like any of the artificial plants or flowers you have stored away and never use...try spray painting them. What's the worst that can happen...you weren't using them any way!!


Have a great day,

~Karen~

16 comments:

  1. Well done you, a great colour match and so very brave of you to give it a go. Nice one.
    hugs
    Miche'le

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  2. This is a wonderful idea Karen! I like the new color much better.

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  3. What an inspiring blog...thanks for your creativity! Mel's Cabin at http://www.cabinfever228.blogspot.com/

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  4. Looks wonderful, great tip!

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  5. Love it!!!! Such a great idea.

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  6. I would have never thought to try that. Thanks for the hint.

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  7. Hooray for spray paint! I love the transformation...and you're right, it wasn't being used anyway. :)

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  8. Great idea! the painted one does look better with the wreath!

    MGM

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  9. Hey Karen,
    I like the lighter green, it's more "spring like".

    Gail :)

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  10. Looks good Karen. Great idea, I have done that before. Yours looks
    so much better and yes I can tell they match now.

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  11. I have to say I have not used a spray can in many many moons, but this is a great use for some! Ivy Leaf, too funny.

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  12. These look great, Karen. It really made a big difference. Love that color.

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  13. Very nice...you are the spray paint queen!

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  14. I love your blog and house! What color paint is on the wall in the room with the topiaries? I really like it!

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