My sister and I hit the Palmer Garden & Art Faire while she was here visiting and got in a bit of browsing (and shopping) before the rain let loose. I’ll share some of those finds soon but today I wanted to show you some quick updates I did to other pieces of garden art.
The first is Mr. Froggy. I’ve had him for ages and adore him to pieces but he was looking pretty worn from his many seasons in the garden. While I loved his coloring I knew I wouldn’t be able to recreate something similar with my painting skills and honestly didn’t have a lot of extra time to give him a makeover. So I picked up some textured spray paint to give him a simple neutral stone look.
It took a couple coats and he’s still not perfect, but he’s looking much better. He looks rather handsome in my flower bed this year next to a big piece of driftwood as the flowers slowly encroach around him.
The second piece is this artichoke shaped finial I snagged at the thrift store over the winter for a couple bucks. It’s SUPER heavy so at least it will hold up to the dogs on the deck, but the color was pretty blah. I dug through our paint cabinet and found some simple grey, which gave it a nice updated look.
I’m still not super crazy about it so it may still see another paint job for a different look – perhaps a little ORB to make it look cast iron, but for now it looks pretty nice next to the pots on the deck. I’d love to hear what you think about both make-overs!