Saturday, June 4, 2016

How to paint a pot

I wanted to change the way that my large pots on the front porch look so I decided to paint them.  They turned out pretty nice and didn't take too much time to do.

Here is what I started with. It is ok but I wanted something more rustic.

I just took two colors of exterior paint that the previous owners had left.  They worked at perfect.

I didn't like they way the dripping turned out so I decided to age the pot with the dark brown on the lower half.

Now at this point I was going to put a gloss lacquer over it but it is under my covered porch so no elements effect it.  It looks great with the greenery that I added.

I am going to add some lanterns around it and maybe a bench on the wall next to it.  I also have a red pot on the other wall that I did a minor touch up to.

All I did was paint the top ring black and add some greenery.  It will look great next to the wicker rockers that I have on order.  They will go to the right of the pot by the windows.

Linking with
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  1. Jody, your pots look fantastic! Way to go. I've spray painted pots before but I've never done anything artistic like you did. Love it!

    1. Thank you. I usually use spray paint too but it is hard to find good colors sometimes.

    2. Thank you for sharing these beauties at Thoughts of Home. Pinning. :)

  2. You did a great job painting you pots and the plants look so pretty too! :)
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.

  3. Oh this turned out really cute! I love this idea!

    I would love for you to add this to my Recipes and Crafts Facebook Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Thanks for letting me know about your Facebook page.

  4. What a fantastic transformation. Paint wins again! Thank you for so faithfully joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You are a treasured blogging friend.

  5. Thank you for sharing the lovely job you did painting these fabulous pots.
    Happy TOHOT!

  6. I like the new look Jody! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Looks great now! Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

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