Planter with Antique Typography

Planter with Antique Typography
It's time for another Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest.… The theme for October is "SPRAY IT PRETTY" so you can imagine what I received to make my project easier...

This month's sponsor is Home Right and I have been wanting to use one of these sprayers… for forever...

(*Disclaimer:  I received this product from them for use in this challenge, but all opinions are my own)

I had an idea of what piece I wanted to use for this challenge… now to decide what paint to use… and I have also been wanting to use this paint for forever…
Old Fashioned Milk Paint
In Bayberry Green and in Pitch Black.

So this is what I began with. All it needed was a good cleaning and some light sanding.

My Silhouette Designer Program allowed me to design the Antique style typography and allowed me to cut out vinyl as stencils for painting. All I had to do was decide on the colours.

I placed the vinyl coutout of the word Providence on the bare wood and sprayed over the entire piece with the Bayberry Green milk paint. As per the instructions for the sprayer, I strained it and thinned it a little more than it would be normally. I must have done it too thin, cause it dripped and I simply spread the excess out with a paint brush. Once the green was dry I added the vinyl cutout of the lettering and shapes that would stay green before I painted the black over top.

Here it is after the removal of all of the vinyl. The word SEED had some bleed through and I was not liking the orange tone of the lettering for PROVIDENCE. So plan B was to try and clean up the bleed through and to paint Providence in white.

The plan was to paint green underneath with black as the second layer on the entire piece. But after I saw it green, I decided to paint only the front facade in black and do the graphics on the black.

I love how the graphics look now that the lettering is no longer orange...

Here it is all finished… and I am finally pleased with the realization of the "idea" I had in mind for the piece.

Here it is with some ladder back chairs that I also painted with the sprayer... wouldn't they all look great on a porch!?

And just so you can see the difference… here is the before and after…
Let me know what you think of my "Spray it Pretty" entry.

Hope I have inspired you to get creative with your furniture flips!

To see all of the entries in the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest head on over to Evey's Creations or On Fern Avenue.

If you are a blogger who paints furniture and would like to take part in the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest you can contact Stacy from Anastasia Vintage at or Evey from Evey's Creations at


Partying at these locations…

Get Your DIY On @ Confessions of a Serial DIYer
What's It Wednesdays @ Ivy and Elephants
Amaze Me Mondays @ Dwellings
Before and After Linkup @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design
Talented Tuesdays @ Home Remedies
Dream Create Inspire @ Vintage Refined
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY dreamer
Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Feathered Nest Fridays @ French Country Cottage
Creativity Unleashed @ Practically Functional
Fridays Unfolded @ Nancherrow
Shabbilicous Fridays @ The Shabby Art Boutique
Inspiration Friday @ The Painted Drawer
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
A morning Cup of Joe @ The Cottage Market
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
DIY Inspired @ The Girl Creative
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Upcycled Link Party @ Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time @ One More Time Events
Sundays at Home @ Love of Home
Something to Talk About @ Spain Hill Farm
Inspire Me Monday @ Sand  and Sisal
The Scoop @ Stone Gable
Creative Spark @ Two Purple Couches
Share Your Style @ The Vintage Nest
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Brag Worthy Thursday @ Bless'er House
Think and Make Thursdays @ Little Red Brick House
Vintage Charm @ Charm Bracelet Diva


  1. Love this! Great piece. I would like to hear more about using milk paint in the sprayer. I've used sprayers (more like the next level up HomeRight sprayer) but I've steered away from milk paint thinking it was too grainy.

    1. Karen I didn't have any problems with the paint per say... just the consistency. I made sure to strain the paint into another container using a fine weave fabric. It recommends doing this with the milk paint regardless. Hope that helps!

  2. Oh Lucy I love this project, hey girl cmon over to my place and show me how to make those stencils on my silhouette, I haven't even attempted that yet lol!

  3. This looks great. I love the color.

  4. I love the entire piece but the lettering is really nice. I need a silhouette sooooo bad. I can't wait to get my tax refund. You always do such good work. I love to visit your blog and see what is going on.

  5. I hope Santa brings me one of those silhouette machines this Christmas. He forgot about me last year SANTA, ARE YOU LISTENING!!! I love the stencil you made and yes, the green poking through is perfect. Pinning this to my planter board on pinterest.

  6. This is soooo pretty. I love it and it looks amazing with your black chairs!

  7. I absolutely love this, Lucy! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

  8. Great job, what a huge improvement over the blah "before." Thanks so much for sharing your transformation at VIParty.

  9. love it looks genuine vintage in many ways, great job
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  10. Very cool, love the font! thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire.

  11. Great project Lucy! Love the wording and I agree, Providence is much nicer white. Trial and error sometimes. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. This turned out stunning!! Absolutely love the wording too. Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Circle link party and I look forward to seeing you again soon :)

  13. Lucy I absolutely love this! Don't you just love it when you make a mistake or things don't go as planned but you end up loving it anyway?! Wish I had a Silhouette AND that sprayer lol. Thanks so much for linking up to the Vintage Charm Link Party! Hope to see you there again tomorrow!xoKathleen

  14. So cute, I love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!