A Simple Flowerpot Project


Today I am joining my fellow Thrifty Chicks bloggers 
for another fun re-use makeover project! 

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog


A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

For this month's challenge we are upcycling flower pots!
I found this plastic terra cotta style pot at the thrift store for 25 cents 
and decided to give it a little upscaled look. 

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

 I had a metal pedestal base that had lost its top.

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I loved the detail on the base.  
You could also use any suitable type of small pedestal or candle holder.

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

These two pieces made a great marriage! Permanent glue was used to attach the pot to the pedestal and I was able to leave the water holes open. 
If you are going to use this with a faux plant, drainage holes wouldn't matter.

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

When it was dry, I started with some paint magic.  
First...a coat of white craft paint that could be used on plastic and metal.

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Next, I picked some craft paint colors that I thought would work well to create a statuary look...light beige, gray, a light terra cotta color, and a bright moss green. 
I just used whatever paint I had in my craft stuff.

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

The white basecoat was brushed on, but the other colors were dabbed with a foam brush or paper toweling, to avoid brush strokes on the finished piece. 
I started with the light beige color...

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Then I dabbed and blended the other colors until it had the look I wanted.  You can't mess up...just go back over areas you aren't happy with.

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

When I was done I brushed on a matte varnish to protect it...
and added a pretty rosemary plant! 

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

It was simple and a fun way to re-use mismatched pieces!

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

The detail was highlighted by the paint treatment...

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Pin me...
A Simple Flowerpot Makeover Project from Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

This was such a fun project!

Be sure to visit the other bloggers' fun flowerpot makeover posts
to see what they created with these items!


Thrifty Chicks Flower Pot Makeover Challenge


2. Lora B Create and Ponder~ Repurposed Croquet Candlestick
Thrifty Chicks Flower Pot Makeover Challenge



3. Audrey Would~ A Barrel Bucket Flower Pot Makeover
Thrifty Chicks Flower Pot Makeover Challenge


4. Little Vintage Cottage~ Upcycled Clay Flower Pots
Thrifty Chicks Flower Pot Makeover Challenge

Until next time...



17 comments

  1. I didn't see it coming! What a fantastic upcycle, Linda. I love the way you integrated the poor little base that lost its top, and the way you painted your new pedestal planter is awesome. What a great project!

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  2. Thank you! I love projects that make something useful and pretty from castoffs! It was so fun to make!

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  3. totally gorgeous, Linda. I would never have thought of "marrying" these two pieces, let alone the perfect paint finish on them. The moss look is an amazing detail!

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  4. Linda love this project. I'm doing alot of repurposing of pieces I have now. Love the pieces just don't work with my color scheme.

    Paint, glaze or wax perfect. Chalk paint is my go to and paint is a very wonderful thing.

    Some furniture and accessories. Wish I could join the fun with my pieces.

    Have a great day

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! It really is fun re-doing pieces, isn't it?

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  5. Forgot to mention love the pedestal you used

    Cindy

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  6. Great transformation Linda. So creative!

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  7. Cute, Linda! I think you can make anything beautiful, because you have the vision! Who would have taken those 2 simple things and put them together to create such a pretty footed pot? And the rosemary plant is the perfect finishing touch:)

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  8. Great project Linda! You'd never know what two pieces are under your fabulous makeover. Love the green highlights!

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  9. I love how you can think out of the box like this and be so crafty! Definitely not my forte, but this is so simple, I think even someone like me could do a craft project like this. Your project turned out SO pretty!

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  10. Wow! That's so pretty! I love how it looks so real! Great job!

    Tania

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  11. OMG this is so pretty. What a beautiful re love of a plan old pot. Love it Linda.
    Happy New Week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  12. You outdid yourself here, Linda, what a fantastic transformation! It looks like it's been lying in the shed forever, aging gracefully.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. I was just eyeing up some old pots yesterday for makeovers, but never thought of adding something too them, so will have to look at them again today and see what I've got. I have to repot some aloe plants that have gone wild!

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  14. One would never know this wasn't a vintage flower pot with gorgeous aged patina. So pretty - great idea! Pinned :)

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  15. I missed this before. What a great idea. You did a fantastic job on the pot and I love the pedestal base! A perfect pairing. xo Diana

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