If you have never used Modge Podge you should. It is great fun. There is a Modge Podge for outdoor use. As soon as I finish the other 1,000 things I have going at the moment, I plan on doing some Terra Cotta pots and I just figured out how to put a raised design on terra cotta pots using a pastry bag/tip and spackling. As soon as I get those done I will post the results.
Hope ya'll like the new counter 'redo'.