I rubbed off the excess and was left with this. Now they look old.
Of course I could not leave them alone. After studying the inspiration picture of the urns I copied again I noticed they were a darker gray green color. So out came some Annie Sloan chalk paints and some craft paint.
First thing I did was paint the raised garland with gold craft paint.
To get the aged look I mixed a tiny amount of Annie Sloan chalk paint in the color Graphite with water to do a wash all over the urn. I did a small area at a time and dabbed some back off with a paper towel. Then I mixed Chateau Gray, which has a lot of green in it, with water and just dabbed it more at the bottom and on some of the raised garland areas.
Here you can see the differences.
Now they are more of an aged color. So I could have skipped the coffee grounds step since I ended up painting them anyway.
Learn as you go, I say.
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