Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DIY Ironstone

I LUUUUUVVVE the look of Ironstone, but can't always find it. . .



So timeless, and easy to interchange with just about anything. . .




Simple, beautiful, elegant. . .adding the perfect vintage touch


. . .wanna know my secret?


One coat of white primer, and two light coats of high gloss white.


Before...

After. . .

Before. . .

After. . .
. . .Shhhh, don't tell! :)

If you want to see more tips, tricks, and ideas, click here to view all our other tutorials. :)
 


32 comments:

  1. Did I read this post right? You paint stuff right to make it look like iron stone? Lovely! Would love to see before and afters!

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  2. You got me... I'm your newest follower for that one! Great idea!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  3. What a great idea, Jodi. I always forget about painting ceramics. Sometimes you find great-shaped items in a funky print, this would take care of that!

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  4. Thank you for posting this great idea. I'm pinning it now! I'm also your newest fan. Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time!

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  5. Great secret! How exciting...I'm going to go around and gather stuff up to turn into faux iron stone! :) Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

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  6. Oh you are so smart and I love your pieces that you chose. Fabulous idea. Great vignettes also. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Great idea! Thank you for linking this up at the party!
    ♥Linsey

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  8. Isn't amazing what a little paint and primer can do! Your projects all turned out great!
    Shaeon

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  9. Had to comment here also! I'm with you, its so hard to find that pretty solid white sometimes. I need more white pieces to contrast my blue and white collection and this will definitely help. Thanks so much for sharing! : ) Hope to see you at Frugal Treasures Party! : )

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  10. Wow! That's a great trick, will keep that one for myself!

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  11. What a great idea.I may have to try that myself.I am your newest follower from French country cottage Feathered nest Friday.

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  12. OMG, are you KIDDING me?!?! That's great, how come I can't think of stuff like that!

    Tania

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  13. I have considered this trick ;-) Your pieces look great!

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  14. What a grate idea! They turned out fantastic. I am so into White accessories right now. Great job =)

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  15. What a great way to repurpose items and get the look you want! I collect ironstone and white dishes and pitchers, so I will keep this trick in mind.

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  16. Wow...too simple! Too much fun! Great idea.....awesome way to refresh and renew! NeeCee at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com

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  17. What in the world ever brought you to try that???? Oh my gosh - it's ingenious! lol! Thanks for sharing your secret with us. We promise we won't tell..... hehehe!

    xoxo laurie

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  18. OH MY! I'm a Copycat... I'm tellin' ya ahead of time!!!! Love this!

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  19. Great tip! Thanks so much! Like Anita, I'm stealing this, too!

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  20. You are awesome!!!! Okay please forgive my ignorance, I did not know white ceramic etc was called ironware... So you taught me two things today!Love it! Hugs P.S. the latest giveaway is up. Come on over and get you entry in :-)

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  21. Hi Jodi, hope your week is going well! You've been featured at Frugal Treasures Tuesday party. Feel free to stop by and pick up your button. Thanks for joining and hope you'll come back for this weeks party!
    Barbe

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  22. I saw your post featured at "Cowgirl Up" party...congratulations! I am going to try your paint suggestions. I sprayed some Dollar Tree items with white appliance spray paint last year to make them look like milk glass...it has held on so well. For a copy cat challenge at Debbie Doos blog this week (trying to make plastic bottles look like old milk bottles)I couldn't find the appliance paint but had to grab a product by Krylon that is a primer and top coat in one...so far it is sticking also. You have so many good tutorials on you sidebar...I am going to come back when I have more time and see those also.

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  23. This is so cool, I think I will have to try this, thanks for the inspiration :)
    Regina

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  24. Okay! This is just way to awesome! I have a bit of an ironstone addiction and NOW you've made it worse. Shame on you!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again. Come on by tonight, and see this creative endeavor featured. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  25. Now I'm a follower, too, Jodi! Just saw this on Time Travel Thursday...♥
    Anne

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  26. oh - my - gosh !!!! This is just too awesome for words! I'm seriously addicted (recently) to spray painting old items, UP cycling them I call it, so this is right up my alley! THANK YOU for sharing this tip! I'm following you, I invite you to follow me back.
    BTW - I'm in the process of uploading my latest spray painted project.
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  27. Well this just explains everything! So many cool things I've left behind due to such ugly designs!!

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  28. Hello, this is an amazing piece. For me it was precious and how I love it. You had a bright idea. Big thanks.


    Zummi | eastwood condo for rent

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  29. This is great! I have been whining because I can't find any ironstone to display. Thanks to you, I can make me own!!

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  30. oh my word! now I have seen everything!!! This is a great idea!
    Thanks and blessings
    barb
    PS found you on FB via Katie's Rose Cottage. Will see if you have a FB page too.

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