Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Stained Concrete Project ...

One of My Favorite Projects...

I have a pair of urns in my courtyard and, as you can see in
the "before" picture below, the finish had faded and looked awful.


I stained the urns with Minwax Wood Stain in "Special Walnut,"
which gives them a rich "antiqued" look (see "after" picture below).

I usually do my urns about once a year.

This technique works on anything made of
concrete, like birdbaths, fountains, and statuary.

7 comments:

PAT said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful idea! Your "new" urn is beautiful!

I loved your Tuesday post. Your granddaughter is a sweetie pie!

Pat

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Janie! What a great tip! I need to do something with my birdbath. It looks beautiful but thats no surprise!! Have a great day - hope it is cooler I have a lawn to mow and a garden to weed!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I LOVE your urn project. What a creative way to make concrete look beautiful!ksarra(RMS)

Picket said...

Morning girl!!!! Ohhh this was always my absolute favorite idea when you first shared it on RMS..It is such a wow factor...I have wanting to buy two urns for the front door on the porch just to try this...Hope you have a great day sweetie!!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Thanks for this tip. It is one I can use for sure! I have an old bird bath that came from an estate sale....I can picture it with this technique!

Anonymous said...

The urn does look great. Did you use a sealer over the wood stain? Do you know if this technique would work on a concrete bird bath. Take care!

Southern Lady said...

Reply to Anonymous: I don't use a sealer on my urns, but I guess you could. And yes ... you can use the stain on anything concrete.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Sincerely,

Janie