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Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Faux White Stoneware Collection


Was it Martha that first started the trend of collecting white stoneware & displaying it together? I'm not sure, but whoever it was really started something & now everyone seems to be doing it. I've been keeping my eyes open at thrift stores for some for a while now, but haven't really found much. I guess someone keeps beating me to it.

Ever since I saw this page in a recent Pottery Barn catalog, I've had plans to copy it in a unique spot in my house.



Notice that collection on the high window ledge? I love it!

And we happen to have a transom opening above our laundry room door that is supposed to have stained glass in it. Only that was one of those decisions that just got pushed to the back burner as we were finishing construction, and it hasn't happened yet. Then this picture gave me the idea to display a white stoneware collection up there. If only I had one.

Like so many of you domestic divas, if I can't find it, I try to create it. So, I went with the spray painting glass method I've seen on a few blogs lately. I started with some plain ol' glass vases from Goodwill in various shapes. Here is my high-tech spray booth that I set up in my yard.

My son said it resembled an indian burial ground. All I know is that it was a great set up for spray painting. One can of semi-gloss white Krylon & about an hour later, I had my faux collection. No, it's not perfect, but no one I know is tall enough to get close to it, so I think it'll work for now.




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50 comments:

  1. Oh my, these look great! What an easy and inexpensive way to get the look of ironstone. You are so right...no one will be able to tell the difference with them placed high.

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  2. Wow! Those really turned out great! Very nice! Who'd have thought?

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  3. What a wonderful idea, they look fabulous darling! :)

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  4. That is such a great idea! You are really onto something here! I would never have known the difference.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha.

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  5. I have been thinking about trying that very same thing. They turned out great! I love how they look in your little nook! Very cute. :)
    ~Jennifer
    www.studiojru.com

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  6. Wow! What a fabulous idea! It looks great and I'll have to remember it.

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  7. Great idea. Looks like the real thing.

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  8. Beautiful! They look like they were made just for that spot :)

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  9. What a great idea- painting the glass! I think they look wonderful!

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  10. Popping in from New Friend Friday...Really pretty and a great way to have everything match perfectly! I keep seeing more people do this and now I'm motivated to try it myself!

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  11. Stopping by from New Friend Friday & Im glad I did ..You have a great blog..Im becoming a follower..Love the spray painted glass..I had the same problem finding the white dishes..I did the same thing..Dont you just love spray paint!!
    Jen @ pineyflatsstyle.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a great idea - thanks for giving away your secret - I'm going to have to try that. BTW - I can even see one of those in robin egg blue!

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  13. That looks wonderful! You are so smart to make your own when you didn't get lucky at your local thrifts. Well done!

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  14. Stopping over from fallow me friday! Your blog is really cute! Im a new fallower :)

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  15. wow..great idea! they look super in the transom and who would know??? (well, except for those of us in blogland!) hehe
    very creative and thrifty.
    judi ;)
    the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

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  16. i love it! it looks great!! very creative.:)

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  18. They look great- I've been thinking about doing the same thing, at least until I can find and afford the real deal.

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  19. Love your faux collection. It looks awesome and what a great place to display them. Fabulous idea. Hugs, Marty

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  20. New to your blog, but I LOVE what you did in your transom! Gorgeous! Makes me want to go cut a hole above one of my doors:)

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  21. What an awesome idea! I would have never known it's faux!
    Sarah

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  22. Great bottles. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

    -K
    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

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  24. Wow...looks great! So...spray paint sticks to glass too?

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  25. Awesome -- just yesterday, cleaning out a cabinet in my kitchen and at Goodwill, I was wondering WHAT KIND OF CUTE MAKEOVER COULD I GIVE TO ALL THESE PLAIN GLASS VASES?? So glad I found your site thru Carri's blog! ;o)

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  26. I will try this, what a great idea.
    Betsy

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  27. you did a great job with the paint! The last time I tried that...i had dripping issues. Perhaps next time I will have better luck. Looks great!

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  28. I've GOT to try this idea! How did you ever think of that??? Sooo creative, I love it.

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  29. Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! Will be drawing the winners soon!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  30. Those look great! I love them. They look awesome up there. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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  31. That looks better than out of the catalog! I love it. Thanks so much for linking to Favorite Things Friday!

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  32. That looks absolutely perfect up there. What a great idea to fill a hard space. Great job.

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  33. Hi! I'm a follower and love your blog! I linked to your blog from mine, here's my try... http://losbows.blogspot.com/2010/04/spraying-glass.html
    Keep the crafts comin'!!

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  34. Wow! I love it. No one would ever know, and none of us will tell;-)
    Great job!

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  35. Just came over from the CSI Project...your faux ironstone is SO COOL! I'm going to have to explore your blog a bit, because I want to see more pics of your lovely home. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Great idea! I totally want to copy it...just need to find a place :)

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  37. Oh, now that's fabulous! Cheap quick and utterly gorgeous!

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  38. Great idea, your collection looks fantastic.

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  39. very very nice - I think I should totally Copee you!

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  40. I agree with all of the above. Your home looks beautiful and your project looks like the real (pottery barn) thing. :)

    Can I ask what shade of yellow you've used in your room? My main floor is all yellow but I'm thinking of changing it to a slightly more buttery shade. If that makes sense?

    :)
    Sarah

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  41. Those are beautiful. Who would ever know? They look like a million bucks. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I found you from the CSI Project. I think these vases look great! I always see TONS of those at Goodwill and I have a buncha vases from flower arrangements given to me. Now I know something I could do with them! Hmm....now to figure out where to put them.

    I enjoyed looking around your blog. I hope you'll come visit me too. www.imsimplysarah.blogspot.com

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  43. That is fabulous! You would never know they were the cheapo flower vases. Well done! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

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  44. Well done! Love the different shapes. Isn't spray paint great?!

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  45. I love the color on the walls. Would you mind sharing the name of the color and the brand you used?

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  46. Hi, to "Anonymous"-- the color of those walls is Morning Sun by Sherwin Williams.

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  47. I think it looks beautiful. Spray paint = magic.

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