Clay Pots

IMG_5905This is hilarious.   I am not artistic or do I pretend to be.  Oh I get some ideas now and then but I would not ever compare myself to Martha Stewart.  I was sitting here at my laptop putting together another post for my blog, when I happen to look outside and I noticed some flowerpots just sitting around. I kept staring at them and kept thinking there must be another use for them.  It was really bothering me.  In the background I was hearing our chimes ringing in the breeze  and about 1/2 hour of this, it came to me.  I told the Mayor what I thought of and he had it hanging within 45 minutes.  Boy, he can sure move when he has to.

All you have to do is have some kind of rope that you can feed the hole in the bottom of the pots and then tie a large knot in it, to hold it in place.  Repeat for as many pots as you like then tie all the ropes together at the top.  That’s it.  I have one piece of advice.  Paint the pots first.  I forgot  to tell the Mayor that and before I knew it the whole wind chime was clanging in the breeze.  I just couldn’t ask him to take it apart to be painted.

When I painted them I used 4 different colours of ASCP Antoinette, Emile, Louis Blue,  a custom mixed paint of green and 1 General Finishes Chalk Paint, Buttermilk.  I painted them all in a wash where I dipped my brush into water, then I dipped the tip of my brush in the paint.  It was the consistency of milk when applied to the clay pots.  When it dried I wet a sponge and wet distressed each pot to allow the clay pot to poke through in various areas.  I also painted the inside of the pots in the same manner.  I didn’t put any protective coating on these.  I am curious to see how they are going to age.  If it doesn’t work out then I’ll have to just have to repaint and place on the protective coating.

Can you believe it?  I actually thought of doing this?  I can’t.  I look outside now and just chuckle.

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