We bought a two french urns at Marshalls a few weeks ago for a great deal of $20 a piece! They were basically hard plastic, but we did not care. I love the shape and feel it gives to any room. Also, the boxwood gives the room a fresh look to a vintage piece.
I LOVE the aged look, but I wanted something a little lighter. This already looks beautiful with the greige background, but I wanted test out a few methods of painting anyway. I tried to find a few white urns online, and some were upwards of $400! I am sure it was a better material. but I did not have a lot of none to spend. I needed to duplicate this look inexpensively and paint seemed to do the trick! In four easy steps, I distressed a french urn with paint.
I first tried a layer of crackle paint, let it dry, then applied chalk paint. It looks great but a little too white. I even used a little sand paper, and it was still a bit too white.% | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | %