Break a Pot Make A Pot

2 Materials
15 Minutes

Sometimes clutzy accidents turn into good projects.

There was a slight mishap photographing the  lazy spinning turntable above.

This sweet little white pot with such a pretty design was part of a succulent trio set I bought at Costco. After using it to stage the wooden server I lifted it off to set aside only to bump the chair to the right and .....


It shattered into a pile of shards and the poor little plant had a big pruning but I saved it.

I grabbed this one; again from a previous succulent trio set from Costco that was no longer in use. The whitewashed purple was not the best color for my home. Updating it would be perfect.

After a scrub and dry, I brushed on saltwater from the  Dixie Belle silk paint line. This paint has a built in primer: the pots rough exterior naturally will adhere paint great but this is a bonus and top coat: even though I made add a gloss clear coat in the future make it perfect for the plant pot update.

Two coats gave great overage.

So if you break one ... make one!!

Give this paint a try for your next accidental creation :)

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  • Pot   (my own)

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  • William William on Jan 12, 2022

    Very creative. Good save. Sometimes a mishap makes us think outside the box (or pot) and go with it.