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