Faux Concrete Urn Upcycle: Fridays at Home

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Today I'm sharing the upcycle of a previous estate sale find. Check out this thrifty technique to give plastic a realistic-looking faux concrete finish...

DIY faux concrete urn

You may remember that I used the same technique to refresh my wall fountain last year.  

DIY faux concrete finish

These are the paints I used for today's project.

DIY faux concrete technique

I originally purchased this urn at an estate sale several years ago. You can see that it was past due for a refresh! First: I use a wire brush to loosen flaking paint. Next: I repainted the urn with Deco Art Chalky finish in Yesteryear. Last: I dry brushed the raised details with white multi-surface craft paint. 

DIY faux concrete technique
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TIP: Don't worry about getting the detail work perfect--just keep a wet rag handy to wipe away excess paint, and you'll be surprised by the results! 

DIY faux concrete technique

Here's a closer peek at the dry brushed accents. 

DIY faux concrete technique

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  1. Great idea! I have two old black plastic urns that could use a concrete makeover!

  2. Lovely! Looks so high end now! I can't paint detail worth a darn but I can do washes and dry brushing!!!

  3. This is so pretty, Cecilia! A great upcycle. Love it. xo Kathleen


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