Easy Clay Pot Makeover

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An item that I am keeping an eye out for these days are large pots & urns that have a less-than desirable look for today's home interior trends.

I found this big guy in another antique mall and it had been marked down 3 times before I decided to take it home.

Using my trusty black (Lincoln Cottage by Valspar) I mixed it with baking powder to thicken the paint & add a little extra texture.

I just kept mixing in baking powder until I was happy with the thickness but it was still easily spreadable.

Then I just painted on the mixture.

After covering the entire pot I took little handfuls of baking powder...

... And randomly tossed it around on different sections of the pot. I patted it into the already spread paint with the same brush.

Tossing on the extra baking powder was done to give it a more handmade look & would "antique" it as the paint dried.

I let the pot dry overnight.

When I checked on it the next morning, the paint had dried to its original flat look & the extra baking powder that was tossed on added a chalky/Lime-washed style to the finish.

I am waiting on some pampas grass to arrive in the mail, but for now I styled the piece with some dried natural Piumetta Christina grass that I had found at Michaels.

If you want to do this project at home all you'll need is...

  • Paint color of your choice in a flat finish
  • Baking Powder
  • A Paint Brush
  • A cup for paint & something to mix with

A super easy makeover & this clay pot is ready for a new lease on life! Check out this TikTok of the makeover below & I hope you can try this project at home.

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  • Chris Chris on Sep 13, 2020

    Did you use baking powder or baking soda? Are they interchangeable when painting?

  • Lee Lee on Sep 14, 2020

    I have a suggestion, rather than a question.

    Please edit the text and graphics of this presentation to use

    either baking SODA or baking POWDER.

    This simple action will improve your message by providing accurate information in a consistent manner. Thank you.

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  • Debra Debra on Oct 20, 2020

    I really like the idea of transforming a classy pot. I wonder if, it would work on other types of material such as a plastic planter. I also have many real plants... Is it ok for them?

  • Love it, its the same style of vase that I made over to get the rubbed oil bronze look, yours turned out great too!