I used a couple coats of the hammered finish spray paint, and after it dried added some lettering and a damask stencil off center using black and white acrylic paints and a sponge pouncer. I seem to be on a French Country kick which has picked up speed after having a wonderful visit with my sister who just returned from France. She is amazing, and I adore her, and so enjoyed every minute of our time together.
My little helper was cutting flowers in our garden with me and found a pretty yellow dandelion for our bucket. Our hydrangeas are blooming (finally!) and I am a bit impatient so I pretty much cut anything with a bloom. I have four of them so there are more to follow.
I used a layer of clear matte polyurethane to seal the paint so it won't fade in the sun. I placed two large pickle jars (you know those huge ones you hate to throw out because you just know that you can use them someday?) filled them with water and our Jardin bucket is sitting on our patio full of happy flowers that make me smile.
Hoping you are able to enjoy some fresh flowers and sun today, they are good for the soul :)
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