Faux Vintage French Pots

Everyone can use a little extra storage.
Cute little pots to hold pencils, Q-tips, rubber bands, paint brushes etc, etc.


So I couldn't pass up these little pots on clearance.
They were only 29 cents a piece. (at Michael's)
But I wasn't diggin' the bright flower photos on them.


I decided to try a variety of different finishes on the pots.
Using very inexpensive stuff that I already had around the house.
But I wanted them all to have a vintage French look to them


 First I sprayed primer on all the pots and let them dry.


On these pots I used white spray paint.
I then added glaze and a little brown paint around the top and bottom of the pot.


I printed off some vintage postcards from Graphics Fairy.
I ripped them up a bit.
Used brown ink around the edges.
Then used Mod Podge to stick them on the pots.


On these pots I used my gray paint technique that I've talked about here and here.
I then used these tiny rubber alphabet stamps from the dollar section of Target.


I think this may be my favorite pot.


I purposely didn't line the letters up perfectly.
Okay, actually that's a lie.
I tried to line them up and failed.
Let's pretend it adds to their vintage looking charm. ;)


Another white pot.
Can you guess what the letters are?


Scrapbook stickers!
I had to realign these many times too.
I have issues with straight lines.


These stinkers were done with stencils.
I really suck at stencils!
They were from the dollar section of Target so maybe I should blame it on the cheap product and not my poor skills.
Yeah, that sounds good.


On these next set of pots I painted a bit of the pot black.
After it dried I applied stickers.
 (um, again from the Target dollar section. I love those aisles!).
Then I sprayed the whole pot white and after it dried I removed the stickers.


My eleven year old son thought it was so dumb that I kept putting Paris France on everything.
Boys just don't understand!


I made my own tag for this gray pot and tied it on with a bit of twine.


I'm getting sick of talking about these pots.
What else should we talk about?

I'm so glad Conan O' Brien is back on the air.
I'm also glad I have DVR so I can watch him the next day.
I think he is a comic genius.
Discuss amongst yourselves.


I never knew the word ampersand before I started blogging.
Did you?



One more ugly before photo.

BTW, thank you so much for all your kind words about my vintage gym lockers.
I was shocked at the number of comments I received.
Love you guys!!!











63 comments:

  1. I Love All of these pots!! Thanks so much for sharing--great job!!!
    Jeanette

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  2. Great job on all your pots...they all look fab....I adore you gym lockers too...
    Have a Blessed day...
    Tonja

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  3. Your pots look great! You're SO creative!

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  4. I love this project just as much as I did the locker baskets...You are very creative and talented! The pots are totally charming - if I saw them in a store, I would buy all of them. :)

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  5. This is the first time I been to you blog, very cute. I love the the pots and the cute things you filled them with. I am going to check out your gray paint technique right now.

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  6. I love looking at your projects, you are so talented! Love these little pots, adorable! You really need to open an Etsy shop. I'd be a customer for sure. :)
    ~Michelle

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  7. Wonderful idea - I like all!

    Hugs

    Tine

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  8. I think your pots are absolutely awesome!! I LOVE THEM..and I love your crooked stamping, it looks great lol. To me, it totally adds charm :0) I need to make some of these!!!!

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  9. Girl you go with your bad self! These are flippin' AWESOME! Your projects keep getting better and better.

    And I LURVE those vintage locker baskets too!

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  10. Girl, you are killing me with these great projects you are doing. I am just not that creative to come up with stuff like this. Good good job!!!!!!!

    I am going to try one of those first ones with the mod podge. If it doesn't look as good as yours, you might just have to send one to this Tennessee girl. My dollar...

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  11. I have been trying to come up with something fun to recover the little "Hello Kitty" Easter buckets you gave the girls last year (if I can pry them out of their hands). Good ideas! I have those scrapbook stickers already! And I too am glad you have DVR!

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  12. Your pots look so great Lisa. I love the gray ones best. And your locker baskets look amazing too. Your paint job looks just like metal :)

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  13. What a whole bunch of fabulous pots! I love the first ones, but I'd take any one of them!

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  14. Lisa ~ You creative girl, you! You did such a fantastic job on those pots! I just love them! My favorites are the modge podge ones and the gray Paris France one! I'm saving this tutorial for a snowy craft day! :) Thanks!!!

    xoxo laurie

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  15. Very very cute! You may be tired of talking about them but I wouldn't get tired of looking at them. Very nice!

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  16. Wow, oh wow! I just love your pots! Such an improvement! I really love projects that are not only beautiful, but useful as well, and these are perfect! Can't pick a favorite one, I love all of your techniques, especially the one where you painted over the letter stickers and removed! Thanks so much for sharing:)

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  17. Lisa, I love all the pots!! They turned out wonderful. I am headed to the dollar section of Target tomorrow to look for the stamps and stickers. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  18. You are amazing. Enough said.
    tammy

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  19. Wow! These are totally going on my list of things to make! These are amazing, as are the vintage lockers! You are one talented woman. Thank you for the inspiration! I'm loving all of your ideas!

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  20. Forgot to ask: Where did you find the pots on clearance?

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  21. Loving the pots!! Very cool! And inspiring!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. UH-MAZING! I'm so impressed with your creativity Lisa. You ought to market those cute pots. I'd buy them in a heartbeat!

    Saying hello from a fellow Feathered Nest participant. Please stop by when you get a chance, I'm having a nice giveaway.
    -marie

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  23. These are really, really cute, Lisa, and look like fun to make. You are so creative...now I have to go back and look at the locker project!

    XO,
    Jane

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  24. Lisa those are adorable!! I love all of them! You are right, boys don't understand! :) I love how you decorated them and I think that the wonky letters are charming! :)

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  25. great photos! thanks for sharing with us!

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  26. This is my *favorite* project I have seen in recent memory. The lack of words that don't line up DO add to the charm, and the stenciled ones are my faves:) Not to mention your pics are gorgeous and you are funny too!

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  27. Hi Lisa~ I just adore your painted, stamped, stickered and what not pots! These are insanely cute! Love the idea... might be trying this one sometime!! Well Done~ Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  28. Really wonderful ideas and finishes. I must run to Target before work tomorrow and investigate the $ isle - it's full of magic by the looks of it!

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  29. Love them!!! But my favorites are the post card ones. I may just have to make my own.

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  30. LOL! You had me laughing all the way through this post! I'm crazy about all the looks, but the itty bitty oh so very straight stamped ones totally won me over! :)(perfectly straight would have ruined them btw)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  31. Love them! My fav. are the larger stenciled words and numbers!...I do not like stencils either...but...these turned out awesome! Have a great day!

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  32. Those are BRILLIANT! I love them. Thanks so much for sharing.
    -Aaron

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  33. absolutely adorable! you did a great job with all of them, i like how you varied the finishes on them but they all tie in together beautifully. thank you for sharing!

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  34. This is a fabulously creative idea. Just went onto my "things to do" list (which is actually a whole notebook). I've just become a follower as I don't want to miss your on any of your ideas!

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  35. I love them all! And I didn't know the word 'ampersand' before blogging either.

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  36. Lisa, I love all these buckets you did. What a great idea. Love the first ones you showed with the post cards. So unique!

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  37. There should be some kind of award given to folks who find so many cute things in the Target dollar section, that the rest of us don't seem to notice :)) Love every one of your pots!
    Cheers,
    Andrea

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  38. I love these! My favorites are the vintage postcard ones!

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  39. VERY cute pots! I can't wait till spring!
    Susan

    myhomeroad.blogspot.com

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  40. Well, I am back to drool once again and feature you on SNS #65's sidebar this weekend. :)

    Donna

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  41. Wow, great job and such variety and cleverness! Love it.

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  42. These are so pretty! They have also given me an idea. I have a friend whose husband died unexpectedly recently. In a month or two, I may use this project to divert her attention, even if it's just for a few short minutes. She loves all things French. Maybe you are an angel in disguise for having posted it! Also, if you have time, I would love for you to link this post (or any of your other ones) to my blog party at http://firstadream.blogspot.com/

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  43. I am SOOO impressed. These are all adorable. I love them.
    I had no earthly idea that the 1.00 isle of Target had things to make ugly pots look like a million dollars. :))

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  44. These look so great. I would've passed them up because of the photos on them not thinking (duh!) that I could change them.

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  45. So . . . your pots are awesome but it's your humor that made my day! (I love Conan too!)

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  46. Oh my stars !! I just saw Denise today at the Rockin' B Antiques! She is so creative so she knows talent. She featured Ms Funky Junk's stairs on the Rockin B blog. Now we need them to get FB too. spectacular pots. we have a Michaels nearby. the brand "Ashland" is like shabby chic, but yours have it hands down. beautiful job : )

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  47. I love all your pots! They are adorable and you captured the vintage, French look perfectly.

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  48. I love your pots...all of them! Guess I'm gonna have to hit that $ section at Target...AND pull out those little metal sesame street pots I "snuck" into the donate pile when my kids weren't looking ;) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  49. Pretty Pretty Pretty!!!
    I love them, you did a fantastic job. I just finished a stencil project myself. Happy White Wednesday, xoxo tami

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  50. Love your pots. So charming and sweet and each one different. Thanks for sharing them with us - they're inspiring.
    Cindy

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  51. Very cute. Something I could do too.
    Thanks for posting.
    Sherry

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  52. What great creative transformations!!! I have some vintage Sap Buckets that are just galvinized steel and I think I'll try some of these techniques on them to see how delightfully French I can make them now to hold my fresh flowers!?

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  53. Wayyyy too much fun...guys just don't get it do they...!

    Sharon

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  54. What an amazing job on these pots! They came out terrific, misaligned and all. I'll have to rethink items on clearance to see beyond their appearance. You have vision!
    Thanks for sharing, Susan

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  55. I think your pots look amazing! And so what if your stenciling isn't perfect, it makes them look more rustic! Beautiful!!!

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  56. You are so funny!

    I found you over at the White Wednesday blog party. Love what you did with your pots, and I personally think you did a fab job on your lettering. The pots and what you used them for are just adorable.

    Ciao,
    Suzanne

    PS
    I like Conan very much too, but can never stay awake to watch him.

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  57. You are a genius! I love what you did to those cheap, ugly pots. Every single one was a winner and I was lusting after them all. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Best,
    Susan

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