Friday, September 5, 2014

Painted terracotta bell

Last week we had a wonderful time where kids and husband have a long weekend on account of Ganesh Chaturthi. I was worry less in terms of kids studies. All we did was to celebrate the festival, crafting, watching movie in a tent style, coloring etc. I had after a long time splendid 'me' time.
I got to finish painting the terracotta bell that I had got few days ago from the road side vendor. Often while browsing through the shopping websites, I am so tempted to buy those beautiful terracotta items. They are so inspiring. Doing it yourself is fun, easy, light on pockets.

It took more than four days for two coats of acrylic paint to dry. While painting, the upper circles were disturbing, so tied them with the soft cloth. I painted the circles last, hanging them with a support.

My intention was to spruce up my garden with this bell, for time being I have kept it in a corner of my home. I am so glad that I utilized this time efficiently...


  1. It looks very Beautiful Vasudha and you chose the right colors...very well done :)

  2. blog hopped here. That is creative. love the kitsch effect on the bell now. great way to add a pop of color!


  3. Your comment on my blog got me here! What a lovely blog Vasudha... I can never have enough of Terracotta accents any given day and what you did with this bell is so beautiful!