When my mom came back from her last trip to Canada, she brought me a whole bunch of flea market finds, including this ceramic jar (I made the executive decision to toss the powdered muffin mix inside, which I suspect dated back to exactly when that color scheme suggests).
She knew I wouldn’t be nuts about the pattern…but thought I’d love the shape. And I totally did.
How to bring the piece into the present decade?
Dove grey, gold, and a little black birdie, of course.
I started with Martha Stewart Acrylic Craft Paint in Lake Fog…
Added gold leaf to key areas…
And then painted on a bird using Chalkboard Paint so I could label the jar later; if you don’t have Chalkboard Paint regular old acrylic will do. (Click here to check out my Chalkboard Refrigerator DIY.)
I put it on my windowsill, surrounded with my DIY Birch Bark candles.
If you happen to have old, pretty ceramic jars laying around (or can find them at your local thrift store/flea market), a little custom hand-painting transforms them into great (and customizable) gifts…especially if you fill them with a custom blend.
Try making your own Herbes de Provence, or whip up a flavored salt (I make my own Sriracha salt for my Sriracha-loving husband.)
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