Today I’m sharing a quick flower pot upcycle project. I think you’ll love this project, because all it requires is paint. How easy is that? I’m also sharing, how I’m styling my upcycle flowers pots in a kitchen table tray vingette.
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Don’t you just love a good makeover or upcycle project? I sure do, especially when it turns out even better than I imagine. To read about my recent lamp project click on, Ceramic Lamp Makeover With A Terra Cotta Finish.
Flower Pot Upcycle Project
After repotting some orchids last week, I noticed my stack of mismatched pots was growing. So I picked out some of the smaller ones to repaint and a few saucers too.
By the way this is also a trash to treasure project because the yellow container is cracked. Instead of throwing it away, I’m going to paint it and use it for dry arrangements.
- FolkArt Terra Cotta Paint various colors
- Craft brush or sponge brush
- Clay Pot Sealer (optional)
The first step is sealing your clay pots, however if your pots are for decorative purposes only, you may want to skip this step. I like using Plaid Clay Pot Sealer for any pots that I plan on using for plants.
I’m using four of the FolkArt Terra Cotta paints in Pueblo, Terrazzo Tan, Adobe White and Concrete. You can paint your flower pots a solid color or mix your paints to vary the shades.
If you have ceramic pots too, paint them the same as the terra cotta pots. Apply two or three coats to get the look you want, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
By using terra cotta paint the ceramic pots now blend in with the terra cotta flower pots. No one will know what is underneath.
I also painted the inside of each flower pot, but I didn’t worry as much about the brush strokes. I basically just wanted the insides covered. Once the paint is throughly dry you are ready to style them as you wish.
Styling A Kitchen Table Tray Vignette
To me styling is just as much fun as the painting part, and now we get to create a vignette with our upcycled flower pots.
A big reason why I love using trays is the convenience of moving them to another surface when the need arrises. For this vignette I’m using the same tray from my post How To Turn A Tray Into A Kitchen Table Centerpiece.
One of the prettiest flower arrangements I have ever created was in that post. I sigh a little every time I look back at the photos. Of course I can’t have fresh flowers like those every day, so I’m creating a vignette using the same ironstone pitcher and kitchen utensils instead.
Some of the kitchen utensils are vintage pieces, and I love to display them. I’m also including a stack of oyster shells, and a vintage bottle holding a white Gerber daisy from my Mother’s Day arrangement. The vine clippings are from the back yard.
I’m loving the soft shades and textures this stack of flower pots adds to the arrangement on the tray. Plus how cute is the tiny flower pot holding tooth picks?!
This will be a fun vignette to play around with and change up this summer. Right now a piece of dried moss sits in the top flower pot, but I could add shells or other found objects. Who knows what else I may find.
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How was that for a quick flower pot upcycle project? I bet you’ll find lots of ways to style yours too. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.
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