Hey friends how are you doing? I hope well… I’ve been my usual busy bee with home and craft projects to keep me distracted and of course inspire you. Back in January, I shared some of the 2020 home decor trends. One of those items was artisan accessories in the form of pottery. What I’m finding as I shop for these pieces is that 1, they are hard to find during a pandemic and 2, they can be really expensive. So I decided to try making some versions of my own. This first style was so easy… I remembered I had purchased the stone look spray years ago and never used it so decided now is the time.
I love the characteristics that found pottery pieces have. Their textures and various warm shades make the perfect home accents. Whether alone or filled with a beautiful arrangement they look great with almost any decor style.
I decided to take some old pots I had duplicates of and rarely use to create my own unique pots.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them:
- Any size/style of pot
- Spray paint to use as a base color. I used matte black
- A can of stone textured spray pain
- a box or sheet to place down for placing your items on to spray
I’ve had these old pots for so long ( I somehow ended up with duplicates. I never display them and have had them stored for years. So I decided to take one set and transform them into something I would display and enjoy. You can use almost any type of pot that can be spray painted. Finding pots with unique shapes will give the look a more authentic feel.
First step, place your base down to place your posts on and protect your surface to avoid paint over spray. Spray in light strokes to cover the pot completely. Be careful not to spray too heavily or your paint can drip,
Once your pots are dry with the first base coat, its time to spray with the textured paint. I sprayed mine heavier in some places and lighter in others. You want it to look uneven and leave spots where the undercoat will show. keep a toothpick or pin and a rag close by to clear out any clogs that may occur in the nozzle of the spray.
Let your pots dry completely. I found that the second layer took a goo 24 hours or more to completely dry.
I just love how they turned out and how easy and inexpensive this project was. They look beautiful on their own or with some simple greenery. I like how they look when paired together so see if you can find a few to do in a grouping.
I hope you enjoyed this project. I did another pot project last year showing how to create a French vintage inspired pot. They make the prettiest gifts too. You can visit that post here How To Create Vintage Inspired Pots & Make A Simple Topiary
Next week I’ll be sharing another pot idea that I’m excited about . It will have a totally different look. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any posts. Oh and I also have a fun outside DIY on how to create a pallet wall planter here How To Create A Planter With An Old Pallet.
I’m so excited to get outdoors and start creating some pretty spaces and get my hands into the dirt. Our weather has been so yucky this spring and being “at home” for so long I’m ready to get out! How about you? I hope you’ll try this easy project and be sure to share it with me if you do,
Stay safe and healthy friends. Thanks for following and come back often….