Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My version of Ballard Pears

Remember this picture from last week? It's all the goodies I grabbed up at Hobby Lobby.

Those poor gray pears were just so drab, but a little craft paint turned that drab to fab!

First I brushed on green paint and quickly wiped it off with a paper towel so that a little of the wood would show through. I followed that up with some yellow, also wiped off and blended. A little brown on the stems and I was finished!

. . . or so I thought. After I looked at my new cuties a while, I decided that I couldn't live with them like they were. So out came my trusty whatever-I-found-in-the-garage stain. I slopped on some stain, let it soak in for just a minute, and then wiped them down good with a clean paper towel.

Much better! The stain toned down the color a lot and gave them more character. I'm very happy with how they turned out!

I'm linking up to these fun parties. Check them out!

Penny Pinching Party! @ The Thrifty Home
get your CRAFT on! @ Today's Creative Blog
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land


  1. Wonderful paint job...they look real!!!


  2. These look good enough to eat. They are so cute on the window sill.

  3. Love these! isn't it great how something so simple can really dress things up?

  4. The stain finished them just ripe! Lezlee

  5. Oh girl, those are fabulous!!! The stain was just what they needed. Perfecto! :)
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those pears turned out great! Looks good enough to eat! Have a great weekend!

  7. It's always the stain or glaze that just gives them the oomph isn't it? They turned out pretty enough to eat.

  8. I saw those pears but passed them up. Now I'm wishing I had bought them. They look great!

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