Clean Crisp Look for Old Containers
When I was researching Pottery Barn to look for inspiration for this week’s post, I realized that I had several pieces that would work within those parameters. While I was spray painting my lamp, (Link posted below) I went ahead and painted those other pieces, as well. The first is a set of crockery that I use for my kitchen utensil storage. They’re over 30 years old and I was tired of the brown.
Seeing these in Pottery Barn, I decided to try painting mine white. I didn’t realize all those Pinterest Thrifting Tips that said to paint tired crockery from thrift stores white were based on these Pottery Barn beauties!
Before attempting to paint the crocks, I cleaned each one thoroughly by spraying them with my homemade lemon oil and vinegar cleaner. I let it sit a few minutes, then wiped it off.
Next, I washed and dried the pieces.
I also decided to paint an old pitcher from a garage sale that I picked up a month or so ago, once I saw this pitcher on the Pottery Barn website.
I set the crocks and pitcher up on a roll of tape, paint can lids, and old bowls to keep them off the drop cloth. I was careful to spray evenly and in thin coats. I let the paint dry for a few minutes between coats. Today was pretty and sunny, so they dried quickly. They looked better immediately, with just the first coat of primer.
Once I was through painting the crockery, I let them sit out in the heat to ensure that they dried evenly. It also allows the scent of spray paint to dissipate.
The primer leaves a powdery, flat finish. Since this is the look that I was going for, all I had to do once they dried was place them in the kitchen.
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Published April 3rd, 2018 11:29 PM