I’m On a Grey and Gold Kick
I see it everywhere, and a few months ago, I redid my living room, with gold and gray as the main colors.
Now I’m bringing those colors into my dining room, too, and I needed some filler for the hurricane that’s the centerpiece on my dining table.
Well, apparently the potpourri companies haven’t gotten the memo on this fabulous color combo, because I sure couldn’t find any with grey and gold in it.
I Made My Own Painted Potpourri
Country Chic’s Pebble Beach is exactly the grey I was looking for, and Fresh Mustard is almost the identical gold that’s in my table runner.
While painted potpourri was not really a project I had ever thought about doing, I was determined to get the hurricane on my table done in the colors I wanted. So painted potpourri it is.
I chose some potpourri that had some light color in it, along with some shapes and textures I liked. The off white is perfect, the green, not so much.
I decided to paint the pecan-looking pieces with the Pebble Beach, and the large seed pod in the Fresh Mustard. Since these were fairly small, I decided to just dip them into the paint, rather than trying to paint them with a brush. This was a bit messy, but went pretty quickly.
These did take quite a while to dry; apparently dipping leaves a thicker coat of paint than a brush. I painted the seed pod using an artist’s brush. Once everything was dried, I mixed the grey pieces into the other filler, and poured it into the hurricane. After placing the larger pieces around the edges, I dropped in my big, fat gold candle, and my hurricane centerpiece, with it’s painted potpourri filler was all done!
It looks great on my dining room table!
Originally posted at FlyingC-DIY.com