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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yellow Flower Pot Make Over


I've had this flower pot on my kitchen counter for years!
I was thinking maybe it could use a makeover, so today I got out my paints and
gave it a little face lift.



First, I used two shades of grey to cover up the lettering.
Then I sketched on a blackberry vine with blossoms, leaves and berries.
Then I started painting in the drawing.



I kept adding layers of color and shading until I got the look I wanted.



I think my yellow flower pot looks quite cheerful! :)

I've joined the A to Z Challenge for the month of April!
We are celebrating the letter Y all day, Saturday the 28th.



73 comments:

  1. Ah Betsy love your pot is beautiful I love ceramic pots, I have the same plant is beautiful but your pot is more beauty LOL

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    1. thanks, dear...it was a fun afternoon project!

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    2. I have mine in a wooden pot, that I have many time but I love ceramic pots.
      betsy you use a special type pf paint to ceramic?

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    3. I just used acrylic paint since that was all I had. I guess if I get tired of this I can just scrub it off. lol.

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    4. Course I think acrylic paint is right to ceramic:)

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    5. Lo ve the berries, you know!

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    6. yes, I know you do...just like me! I almost painted cherries but I thought the blackberries would be fun.

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  2. Oh my! That is gorgeous!! Want to come paint some flower pots at my house? :)

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  3. wow betsy...you did a great job with this...love the flowers and vines...looks lovely...

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  4. I think it looks beautiful, what a great job, beautiful blackberries!

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    1. thanks, laurie...I feel like such a novice compared to you but it will do for my kitchen. ha.

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    1. thanks, michelle ...now that I goofed off all afternoon, I'll have to do some real work tomorrow! haha.

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  6. I say it over and over again, move over Martha Stewart. Great job!

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  7. Wow you are so talented. I wouldn't even begin to try this. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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    1. hey...I almost didn't recognize you with your full name! And Marty, you could too do this...AND you'd make some beautiful tablescape, too! haha.

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  8. ...and she dons another hat! totally knocked my socks OFF! Wow!! is about all that comes out of my mouth as it hangs open in awe :) Love it!!

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    1. well, thanks Martha...I think it looks better, too! I was tired of the 'hydrangea' lettering when there has never had a hydrangea in it! lol....it just wasn't right! ha.

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  9. That's just lovely. I curious what kind of paints did you use, and what did you use to make your sketch. What an amazing make over...I thinking I have several old pots outside I was just about ready to toss. Hmmm...may not!!!

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    1. I did the initial sketch with a sharpie. But it shows through my paint (acrylic) a little ..especially on the white...just so you know. I'd try something else if I did another one...maybe just a pencil. The little pollen and centers of the blooms I did with markers. You should do one...I'd love to see what you come up with!

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  10. You are so talented! I'm amazed and I love it! :)

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    1. thanks mari...I think I love it, too! At least the change is good!

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  11. Lovely! And I smiled as I imagined you happily painting your flower pot with a little grin on your face. Those kinds of projects have such a delightful way of making one feel delightfully productive and relaxed at the same time.

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    1. that is so true...I do find that I relax the most when I'm creating something fun! :)

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  12. sweet result! I like that you still keep the bottom part yellow.

    hope you're having a sweet spring.

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    1. thanks, lissa...nice to see you here!

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  13. Very creative once more
    There at your shore
    As you go all hot to trot
    And get creative with the pot
    The makeover is grand
    Now not even one bit bland
    Sure the flowers are happy
    And no longer at all sappy

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    1. I would imagine if the cat made one
      he would have painted a ring of mice running along
      and maybe plant some catnip in the pot
      now that would truly hit the spot!

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    2. The catnip he could do
      But any type of art would not make for a good view
      It would look pretty sad
      And a smashing of the pot would have to be had

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  14. When I saw the first stage of your pot painting, I thought that was the finished product and I thought, that looks sweet! Then I scrolled down and saw how you completed it - fantastic! What a good artist you are. :)

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    1. haha..yeah the original was just fine...but I was tired of it. :)

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  15. Oh it's beautiful!!! What a transformation!! You are super talented! Take care
    x

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  16. Your talents are never ending.
    Between being Dr. Dolittle, creating artwork like Monet, cooking like Wolfgang Puck and sharing love like Mother Teresa, your days are full!

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    1. well now, that was sweet. :) Thanks, dear Chris.

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  17. Like the wonderful makeover you gave to your pot, your sunny thoughts have reinvigorated me.

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    1. now that's what friends are for, right? Mutual admiration and encouragement! :)

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  18. Wow, what a transformation! Very nice!

    Yes, where has April gone? I can't believe you are on "Y" already.

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    1. thanks, yuji :) It was fun to do something different!

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  19. You are such an accomplished artist in so many areas. This is a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece of art that happens to hold a plant. Beautiful, Betsy.

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    1. well, thanks, magpie! I don't know about "accomplished" but I certain enjoy trying!

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  20. Your yellow pot is a MASTERPIECE!! Love your painting on it, Betsy. Love it. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. thanks, tanna! I think my plant likes it, too! :)

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  21. Everything you do is creative. This is particularly all that & more. Really nice.

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    1. cali girl...thanks so much! It was really an expirement! ha. I figured if it was horrible, I could just scrub it off! ha.

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  22. Betsy....
    Very creative!
    I agree...you are very talented!
    Have a great weekend.
    Nancy
    P.S. A cloudy cool day here today.

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    1. It's damp and freezing here...very, very yucky! ha. What happened to spring?? lol...

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  23. A beautiful and artistic piece of work! Kinda sorry the alphabet's winding down for you.

    The new appearance of your blog looks just great on a wide-screen monitor, btw!

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    1. Maybe she should go backwards at your sea
      Then it be Z to A with glee

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    2. me go backwards on his blog? hahaha. Wonder if Orson would help? :)

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  24. Hi Betsy hope you have a nice day!

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    1. Hi Gloria...yes, I've had a nice day. Very relaxing...I just let the house work wait today. ha.

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  25. Wow, you are so creative. I wish I could just whip up a flowery painted overlay like that. Awesome job!!

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    1. Karah...you could do it! Anybody could...just grab some paints!

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  26. Nicely done! I love your makeover.

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    1. thanks, janice. :) I worked on my CT today...are you entering one this time?

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  27. The Flower Pot looks great. Very creative, looks like it was a lot of fun

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    1. Fred...you know what would be really cool is your abstract line painting on a pot!

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  28. So....let me get this straight...you are a devoted mother...an awesome wife...georgeous...talented...artsy fartsy...a way with words...an accomplished photographer....
    I must say Betsy...you indeed HAVE IT ALL!!!
    As always...a joy to read your postings..

    Cheers!
    Linda ;o)

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    1. Linda ~ can I come live with you? You would do wonders for my self esteem issues. :)

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  29. It's beautiful Betsy! And quite cheery too!

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    1. why thanks, stevie! So nice to see you, too!

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  30. These photographs are very beautiful and makes me happy! You are a great photographer!

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  31. Betsy! That pot is brilliant!!! I just LOVE it! I am preparing to plant more blackberries here at The Glen!
    I love them SOOOO much!

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  32. Betsy! That pot is brilliant!!! I just LOVE it! I am preparing to plant more blackberries here at The Glen!
    I love them SOOOO much!

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  33. You have a wonderful painting. It looks wonderful on the pot but you need to get out some canvas and start creating masterpieces for framing. Great job.

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  34. Hi Betsy .. Stunning - absolutely love it .. that is amazing .. such talent - so clever and so pleased you showed us for Y ... your C for crazy .. is fun too .. cheers Hilary

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