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2.19.2020

Faux Concrete Paint Effects

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one of my 'Most Popular' blog posts is my 'faux concrete pumpkins paint tutorial' *
shared in fall, 2014, traffic on it has been crazy ever since - all year long!

when i saw THIS PHOTO on a friend's fb page,

i loved the look of the aged, patinaed concrete swan.
it inspired me to make over an old project using my paint technique...
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continue reading to see how i used paint alone to create the same effect!

first, look at the 'before':
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my Mom has had this peach swan ceramic planter for over 25 years. 
it was shoved in a corner of the garage, 
until i painted it white and photographed it for a Mother's Day blog post a few years back.
it had become pretty shabby since then.

 after seeing Theresa's photo, 

i decided to apply my faux concrete paint treatment to that planter...

it took only an hour to apply my simple 'faux concrete' paint treatment *
(which includes a super-secret ingredient!)
and the planter had a completely different look...
transformed from an ugly duckling into a beautiful, classical swan!
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seriously, looking at her you'd never know that she's not made of concrete...
that's the power of paint!

it's all about painting on layers of dry-brushed gray and white,
letting the texture show and building in 'age' and 'wear' with contrast as you go.
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i've painted many things using this easy method over the years...
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formerly [hideous] gold plaster vintage lamp base and octagonal glass lamp bases

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styrofoam dollar store pumpkins and a styrofoam wig head


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plastic garden urns, a new bronze-finish lamp, and more styro pumpkins 

this simple paint method will turn ANY surface into 'faux' concrete!

shared online:
One Project Closer | Creativity Unleashed
Shabbyfufu | Share It One More Time

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