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February 23, 2016

An Easy Update To An 80's Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl

Welcome to another edition of Frugal Decor Tuesday!  Today we're going to be talking about fruit. Yes, you read that correctly.

We've had this lovely, and heavy, Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl for several months.  Twice we've attempted to sell it without success.  My thought is that it wasn't the fruit bowl that made it unattractive to buyers but rather the 80's vibe it was giving off.  So I pulled it off the shelf and gave it a quick and easy update.

An 80's Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl update with chalk paint

Here is a closer peek at what it looked like before...

Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl BEFORE

My initial thought was to paint them white and distress a little to show some of the color underneath. I barely got the apple painted when I decided to scrap that idea.

That's when Plan B, making them look like stone popped into my head.  Very fitting considering the weight of each piece.

So the first thing I did was water down some white chalk paint to a milk-like consistency.  I went over all the pieces with one coat, letting the paint run into all those crevices.

Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl after a whitewash of chalk paint

Once dry I dipped only the tip of my paint brush into the color Hurricane chalk paint and unloaded the excess onto a paper towel.  I simply ran the brush lightly over each piece in random strokes so the paint hit the raised parts.

A stone-like finish to an 80's Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl

I love how it instantly updated the look!

White & Grey wash finish to Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl View 1

White & Grey wash finish on a Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl View 2

So much so that I would like to keep them now.

Stone-like finish on Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl

Stone-like finish on Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl

Don't they look great in my dining room?

An easy white & grey chalk paint update on Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl

So what do you think, does the update make the Clay Mexican Fruit Bowl look more current and sellable?

Frugal Decor Tuesdays

Thank you for joining me for another edition of Frugal Decor Tuesday!

My thoughts have been on warm weather, Spring flowers, and time spent outdoors.  This Canadian Prairie Girl is DONE with winter so I think next week I'll share a little taste of Spring.
I'm sharing this project at these fabulous LINKY PARTIES

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