DIY Concrete Art

We’ve still got a few construction projects to complete over at our friend Keith’s house, but I got a little antsy for accessories, and decided to create a sculpture *sort of* like the one sitting to the left of the number “4” in my inspiration photo:


Urn Sculpture

I started with a lime green piece of decor that was marked 50% off at Hobby Lobby. First, I covered it with black paint and joint compound I had left over from other projects. I used a small plastic putty knife and my fingers to apply the joint compound because I wanted it to look old, and sort of like clay or concrete. I didn’t try to be neat…I just slopped it on there!

DIY Conrete Art

After it was dry, I painted on some “Grain Sack” colored milk paint I got from my friend Marian (Miss Mustard Seed)…

Grain Sack Milk Paint

…and when that was dry, I used a sanding block to reveal some of the (lighter-colored) joint compound underneath.

DIY Concrete Sculpture 2

I love how some of the holes in the metal part underneath are still showing, and the way the milk paint created a crackled effect in different places while it was drying.


Here’s the finished piece:

DIY Concrete Art

It was a fun little thing to work on, and I think it’ll fit right into Keith’s soon-to-be decked out bookshelves!

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  1. Jackie B says

    That is a great idea! I love the finished product and the crackled finish. What a cool piece to add to your house!

  2. Rachel Mark says

    Wow – this turned out so perfect! I have been seeing Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint popping up everywhere. I think it is time I get my hands on my own!

    Great DIY, though. Thanks for showing it off to us!

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