ISSUE 44  |  Cabinet of Curiosities

DIY: Painted Natural Objects as Decor

November 02, 2011 8:37 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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There is something very satisfying about painting things, especially small things (stones, sticks, anything gathered on trips or walks in the woods, for instance); the potential for transformation is huge. Not only are the materials inexpensive and accessible (a few found objects and some sample pots of paint), the results are always pleasingly personal and guaranteed to be much appreciated.

Above: Color consultant Eve Ashcraft applies her expertise to rocks in this image via the New York Times.

Above: Artist and curator Cassandra Smith sells her work through her Etsy shop as well as through Animalia and Michele Varian in New York.

Above: Painted sticks by Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst.