My DIY Distressed Clay Pots began their journey as a thrift store purchase. You never know what you might find in the thrift store. That’s why I go often.
I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
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Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
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Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
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DIY Distressed Clay Pots Stenciled Faith Decor
I’ve always been a sucker for clay pots for some reason. They have so much potential. I found these in the Hospice Thrift Store. I love going there because there is always something new to consider.
- Clay pots
- 2 contrasting colors of spray paint
- Fine grit sand paper
Sometimes you can find new or fairly new items at the thrift store. This was one of those times for me. I started not to purchase them because of the printed info but I knew paint would cover it. Plus they were only .49 each!
If you look close you’ll see the Terra cotta through the red paint. I knew the second coat of black would cover it.
Wouldn’t bright red pots look pretty in an outdoor floral setting? I think so but I wanted to use these indoors since they are actually small.
I added a coat of flat black spray paint on top of the red so I could give them a red and black distressed look. I am currently having a love affair with distressed black anything. My thrift upcycle project from last month is this Jewelry Box Makeover which is also distressed. I promise the next project is completely different, I’m already working on it.
I used a piece of fine grit sand paper to create a distressed look so the red could peek through just a bit.
Have you seen the price of faith decor? It’s super duper expensive but it’s such a pleasure to have pieces around the house as a reminder of our faith.
I picked up a set of faith stencils to create my own decor. This is my first time using them and wouldn’t you know I used them on a rounded surface! I taped them down with good old fashioned duck tape. Then I carefully painted on two coats of gray paint. After allowing ample drying time, I removed the stencils.
The last thing I did to my DIY Distressed Clay Pots was to spray on a coat of lacquer for a nice shiny finish.
I planted curled leaf parsley in the Joy pot and Basil in the Blessing pot. I’ve been using the curled leaf parsley in the kitchen so there isn’t much left right now. I need to get busy using the basil too!
Anytime you use pots for plants which have no drainage holes, you can do one of two things. One, add holes or two, add rocks. I added rocks to the bottom of the pots with herbs in them.
The Faith pot found a home in my craft room holding paint brushes.
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