Coffee Antiqued Urn

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What a pretty urn….
This is how it all started:
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I went to our local TJ Maxx the other day and saw this poor beat up pot.
The asking price was $19.99 – not bad.
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I got up to the counter and asked if this could be marked down because of it’s condition.
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(I used to be so embarrassed to do that but ….I got over it)
Even more off than I expected…. Thank you very much!
I had some plans for this small size urn.
You can do this too.
Spray Paint the whole thing white with 2X cover spray paint in a flat finish.
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Scrape various places on the pot for a naturally worn or chipped look while the paint is still sticky.
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Let it dry….
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Pull out your used coffee grounds from this morning.
(if you don’t drink coffee – Starbucks would be happy to let you have some of theirs)
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Rub the coffee grains all over the white painted area.
I let the grounds sit like that while we had dinner.
(the grounds are actually a great exfoliating scrub – my hands were so soft afterwards)
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Wipe all the coffee off that you can with paper towels.
 I picked the urn up and rinsed the rest of the little grains off in the sink.
That’s it… a beautiful Coffee Antiqued Urn.

Urns are beautiful indoors and out.  I’m hoping this will chip even more this summer when I use it outside.  The patina is beautiful and it all cost me only $15.99 total including the spray paint.a9c22-coffeestainurn047-1

While shopping in your favorite stores look for damaged items or in the clearance section and visualize the cheapest thing you see in a distressed white…you’ll want to buy it all.

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Elizabeth Hobbs

will this work outside – thinking about doing it to a un functioning fountain thank u – actually the base of the fountain is dark so might work if the coffee wears off – input would be so too thankyou

Thelma Brinkman

What is 2x spray paint? Love this Urn.

Petmemorial

Beautiful urn !! Pet Urn

Anonymous

Awesome and SOOOOO easy!! Thank-you!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop

WOW…what a transformation…wonderful job!! Love your blog too! All the best,Chrissy

RedRchl

I love this urn. It looks amazing! Just curious, do you know if you could use the coffee grounds trick on wooden items as well? I have an old picture frame that sorely needs a makeover and was wondering if this, or a similar technique, would work on that.RedRchl

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild

Amazing stain technique! something to file for a future project.

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink

Amazing! Found you thru Colleen above! I always know about using coffee and tea to stain fabric but never thought of using them on a painted project! Just love finding new ways to achieve different looks with paint! I am your newest follower, your blog is just divine! Love to have you stop by and say Hi sometime, if you can! Kim tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

aimee

great tutorial i would love for you to show this to my readers and link up at my linky party at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/ xxx

Colleen Jorgensen

What an awesome tip! I love the effect and can't wait to try this. Heaven knows I have plenty of coffee grounds :)Stopping by from Funky Junk.

Natalie

Oh this is gorgeous. I never thought of using coffee to stain – my \”secret\” (haha0 stain is tea.. I make up a very strong batch of tea and paint over the surface I want to stain and wipe off after about 15 mins. But I'm def using the coffee next time. Im your newest follower xx Nat

May

Oh, you clever girl! Nice!

BEACH BUNGALOW

You`re a genius! Great job.Suexo

Meg

Thanks for the follow! I LOVE how this urn turned out. Coffee? Go figure! I would love it if you would join in my new link party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-1.htmlHope to see you soon!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here

I would have grabbed the urn too! Love the idea of using coffee to age this. It turned out beautiful.Thanks for linking to the open House party this week. Hugs, Sherry

Christina at I Gotta Create!

Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss and Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

Jen Lossing

This is beautiful. I never knew you could do that with coffee grounds! I love coffee even more now! Great job!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla

Looks awesome!Greetings from Australia♥…visiting from Treasure Hunt Thursdays 🙂

Barbara Jean

never would have thought of coffee as an antiquing tool. turned out great!speaking of tools, what is the tool you used to scrape it? looks very interesting.blessingsbarbara jean

Pamela

That is fabulous Holly!! Thanx for partying chica!

Janis

what a great idea! Love the color the coffee adds…thanks for sharing!

Sarah

Beautifully done! I am your newest follower.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside

Great idea! I love urns and will keep this technique in mind for future projects!

stefanie

gorgeous!!!!

emanuelle

That's great idea!!! It is so Beautiful. Thanks for sharing! I'm in big impress!!!! best regards from Poland

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

Please relink to wow. You had it linked incorrectly. You put in my url instead of yours in inlinkz. thanks

Amy Kinser

This is great! Girl, you are so creative. Love using the coffee grounds!!!!Love your projects!

All Things Chic 2

Hi WOW I just discovered your blog…The urn TJmaxs….What a deal love what you did to it…I just started my own blog hope you can check it out…Blessings Lori

Margaret Pereira

What a great use for coffee grounds. The urn looks fabulous!

Blue Velvet Chair

Love that you used coffee grinds.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas

Fabulous!!! I love it!Lou Cinda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

That looks great. I tried to age a painting with coffee grounds, but it didn't change it much.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH

Sooo pretty! Looks expensive!♥Linsey

ImSoVintage

Love the way it looks and I didn't know about the coffee grounds. I'll have to try it.Laura

Herballistic Garden

That's a freakin' awesome idea! So smart! Thanks for sharing this! xo wendy

Herballistic Garden

That's a freakin' awesome idea! So smart! Thanks for sharing this! xo wendy

Kelly

You did a great job on that urn! I love how it looks now. I never would've thought to use coffee grounds like that. Isn't spray paint wonderful?

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

Absolutely gorgeous, I love it!~Shanon

Anonymous

That looks fabulous!! Thank you for the great tips!Kathy

Chris

Hi Holly, what a beautiful job you did on the urn and good for you being brave enough to ask for a \”deal\”. Hey, the worst they can say is \”no\”. I love what you did with it and thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chrishttp://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

jessica

What an awesome idea!! I didn't realize coffee grounds could do such a great distressing job!! This seriously looks awesome!!

Debbiedoo's

Gosh, I love this idea and will certainly try it! Looks awesome.

Dusty McRae

Love your blog and all your fun tips you share. Thanks for sharing!!!Newest follower!!!!

Bliss

Do these ideas just pop into your head? I think you are a reincarnate of some cave woman. You probably invented the wheel in your past life.~Bliss~

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)

Very pretty, Holly. I bet it smells nice too 😉

Honey at 2805

Very pretty! Clever too!I adore your kitchen island in the previous post. Be still my heart!

Terry

A chipped piece no more and oh so lovely. Thanks for the hint on coffee grounds. I will try this.

Revi

What a great idea! You'd never know it was damaged – and the coffee treatment looks great! Clever girl. :)-Revi

Katie @ Wildwood Creek

Beautiful and love your creative way to distress!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek

Beautiful and love your creative way to distress!