New Look for Dated Ceramics

“I’ve had this Chinese vase for almost 20 years,” says Cristina from Remodelando la Casa, “but it’s been stored in the basement for the last 15 because its color scheme didn’t go with my home decor any longer.”  A vignette on the cover of a Ballard Designs catalog made her decide to bring that it out of storage.


Cristina had spotted a similarly shaped vase in the Ballard Designs vignette, only it was a serene, neutral shade of….white.  She realized that it would be possible to replicate that look with various ceramic pieces that she already had, if she just painted them white.  She used a handmade version of chalk paint to coat three vases of her own.  Now she has her own pretty vignette of white vases on the living room coffee table.


Click over to Remodelando la Casa for tips on painting ceramics.

Sugar Bowl Makeover

Ann-Kay keeps a blog called Ann-Kay Home.  She recently found a little sugar bowl while thrifting, and thought it would make a cute addition to her husband’s office.

Ann Kay Home little pot before

She used a cheerful shade of turquoise to cover up the dated pottery that she didn’t love.  Then, Ann-Kay modge-podged on a graphic that she’d printed.  The combination is adorable!  Now her husband has a place to stash his “coffee money”.

Ann Kay Home little pot after

You can get more info on this makeover at Ann-Kay Home.


Christmas Village Makeover

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage discovered this little church–part of a Christmas village–at Goodwill.  She was willing to shell out $1.50 for it, know that there was a way to give it a facelift.

Fox Hollow Cottage church before

At home, Shannon painted over the faded paint job with a fresh, solid coat of white.  With the addition of some glitter, now the church looks like it’s covered in sparkling snow!  Shannon mentioned that she hopes to find other village buildings that she can transform in a similar fashion to build her collection.  Isn’t that a great idea?

Fox Hollow Cottage church after

You can learn more about how Shannon gave this church a makeover at Fox Hollow Cottage.