Friday, May 10, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons...

...paint them.

What??? You expected something else? Remember where you are...

Seriously, last September I found this fairly cool lemon topiary. 

I remember seeing things like this when I was much younger. I liked it, and the price was right. But I couldn't decide whether I should paint it or leave it original. Keep it, or sell it? Decisions, decisions! So, I just left it alone; Until a couple of weeks ago.

Of course, paint won out over leaving it original. 
I'd seen some lovely faux concrete topiaries somewhere, and I decided the lemons would work better neutral than yellow.

So, out came the ASCP French Linen. It makes a fairly good cement-ish color, don't you agree?

After that, I layered some off-white and pure white homemade faux chalk paint. I think it looks pretty much like the ones I saw...if I could remember where I saw them, I'd compare. But I can't. So, I won't. 

But if any of you have seen something like these on a blog somewhere, drop me a line.

Meanwhile, enjoy a nice glass of lemonade. (My new favorite is cucumber lemonade!)

Word for the Day:
And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Much better. Love the finish.

Di said...

Love it, great finish, Di

Kathy Moreland said...

Looks great!

Christina said...

Love the transformation! looks like something from a European garden!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it, and painting it white makes it so perfect for todays decor. I just recently found one that was white at the Goodwill. After a really good cleaning, it is fabulous. Great find. I host a party called Inspire Me Tuesday and it goes live every Monday evening. I would love for you to link up any of your projects. Hugs, Marty

Trisha said...

I like the white lemon theme. Would go with anything now. Blessings, Trisha

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

You rock the neutral layers!

Anne said...

Yes I agree love your transformation <3

Tammy Monahan said...

I love it painted! Thank you for linking up with Rustic Restorations Weekend!