Friday, 17 March 2017


Hello everyone. Hope everyone is doing great. Posting after a long time with a lovely creation.....French Rose Planter !!!!!

Had picked a wooden planter from Itsy Bitsy store sometime back. The well shape of the planter is what had caught my attention. Recently purchased the new released chalk paints from Itsy Bitsy and thought would be perfect to try them  on the wooden planter.

A little share about chalk paints. The  chalk paints work on all surfaces like wood, glass, metal, plastic and give a wonderful matt finish. They are great for distressed look as well 

Coming back to the process. I started with colouring the white planter. Applied a coat of grey acrylic paint and let it dry. When completely dry, I applied some candle wax on areas where I wanted the grey to be seen.

This was followed with a coat of chalk paint FRENCH ROSE from Itsy Bitsy. I truly loved this beautiful pink pastel much so that I call this creation 
When the paint was still wet, I used a thick brush with hard bristles to create some texture. This was followed  with a second coat of french rose chalk paint. After the paint dried completely, I used a sand paper on areas where the wax was applied, to show the grey below. Can see the distressed look in the picture below

This was folllowed with decoupage using  printed paper napkin and mod podge ... I think chalk paints and decoupage go hand in hand... the matt finish of chalk paints truly compliments the decoupage work 
After decoupage, added some textures with honey comb stencil using modelling paste. 
Stamped  some sentiments and embellished it to my liking. 
Did not add a pail to the well but hanged a decorated resin shape...which gives the planter the desired dimension. 

Isn't it a pink french rose beauty !!!!
Wanted it to look soft and pretty...found a paper napkin that blended  just perfect with the colour of chalk paint ....

Decided to use this planter in the dining area, it can hold glass jar with sweets for the guest... best for my daughter's birthday celebration....I am sure the girls would love the pretty pink....
The glass jar is also from Itsy  Bitsy. Embellished it with flowers and lace from the store as well .....

Some more pictures from different angles....Enjoyed using the chalk paints and creating this home decor product !!!

Thanks for stopping by ....Life is Beautiful....Choose a reason to smile....Be happy !!!

I would like to enter my creation for the Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge #3 -2017
Apart from most of the other supplies from the store, I have used Chalk Paint French Rose for my creation


  1. awesome !
    Thank you for playing along ITSY BITSY CHALLENGE#3-2017 -Anything Goes using Little Birdie Matt Chalk Acrylic paints
    DT Sharada Dilip Acharya

  2. beautiful creation Vaishali !! I too love the French Rose shade !! thanks for playing with our current blog challenge with Chalk paints ,good luck !!

  3. Lovely!! Very shabby <3 Thank you for participating at the ITSY BITSY CHALLENGE#3—Anything Goes using Little Birdie  Matt Chalk Acrylic paints

  4. wow this is really pretty! You are right - the chalk paint and decoupage really complimented each other :) Thank you for playing along with Itsy bitsy challenge :)
    Angela Jose DT