It’s funny, I’m kind of a junk hoarder but I make my mom purge out her stuff a ton, lol. It seems like every time I go to here house for a visit we are redecorating this room or that and she has a pile of things she has cleaned out and saved for me to go through. I’m always pushing her to get rid of stuff she doesn’t need or use. But I hang on to all kind of stuff. 😂😂 Oh well. Lately her trash has been my treasure and this little pot vase thing came home with me on my last visit.
I love the shape of this pot, but the colors don’t go in my mom’s house anymore or mine. I wasn’t sure what to use it for until my Kroger had a plant sale. Then I knew. Complete side note, I have the most amazing Kroger grocery store. It’s gigantic, complete with clothes and holiday decor. 🙌🙌🙌
Y’all. TONS and TONS of succulents for $1 each. I couldn’t resist. I will likely kill half of them in no time but until then they make me happy. Although I have a new trick that has been improving my plant survival rate! (Will share soon.) I had to give their new home a little makeover.
Friend – don’t forget that you can paint just about anything for a quick and budget friendly update. And remember if it was headed for the trash or donation pile anyway, if you mess it up you are no worse off! Don’t be scared!!!
To update this old pot I used black FolkArt Chalk Paint. This pot/vase is a smooth ceramic finish, so I used about three coats to get a nice even finish. When painting a glass like surface the first coat will usually go on very thin and be the base that allows the next coat to stick well. I used a soft bristle paint brush for a smooth finish as well. No streaks here!
To finish off the pot I used FolkArt enamel paint in Metallic Gold. This is a great paint for glass and ceramic surfaces. I dry brushed it around the top edge and then used a soft brush for the handle. Viola, a nice update in a matter or hours. The painting was quick, but the dry time to a bit. Next I stuffed it with my new baby succulents and put them in a bright sunny window. On a side note, this little kitty was my grandmother’s. It reminds me of her and her house. I sure miss her. Anyway – cross your fingers friends, I’m hoping for a plant miracle! What home decor do you have that could benefit from a quick painting update?
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