Thrift store pot makeover

I told you January was going to be the month of Gray and White on this blog!
So here is another gray project for these gray January days.

Although it's not actually gray here in Las Vegas right now.
It's sunny and about 60 degrees.
But I don't want to rub it in so I won't mention it. ;)


How do you like this very *ahem* bright and cheery pot I found at the thrift store?



The top and bottom of the pot had great texture, but the center was all smooth and shiny.
So I crumpled up some tissue paper and used Mod Podge.
Ta da! Instant texture.


Next I used Barn Gray acrylic paint.
Once that dried I added a white wash.


Finally some glaze and then I dry brushed charcoal gray paint all over the pot.


One more look at the before........
(couldn't get my photos to be side by side)



The after!
Dragonfly's are bye bye.


How about a little preview of Spring with some pink primroses and variegated ivy?
Please enjoy!









Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays

45 comments:

  1. My goodness, Lisa! I can't believe that is the same pot!! Another fabulous makeover...you are the paint Queen my friend. I LOVE it!! ~ Tina xx

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  2. What a great make over. What I like is that you didn't just paint it. You added texture, and style. Well done. Stopping over from A Beach Cottage, Happy Wednesday, xoxo tami

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  3. I love it!! The after is sooooo yummy looking.

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  4. Great idea! It's so fun to see what people do on blogs....gives me inspiration. I never would have thought to pick up that pot as t was with a vision to remake it.....then again, I never seem to find the time these days to do the "re-dos", LOL! ;-)
    ~michelle~

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  5. How clever! Very nice transformation! Stopping by from A Beach Cottage...

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  6. At first I thought you got mixed up with your pot pictures! How creative to use the tissue paper and mod podge for texture. I'm super impressed!

    Donna

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  7. This looks great!! I have got to get some mod podge!! You did a great job. I love your blog it is such an inspiration. check mine out of you get a chance. www.mysewsouthernlife.blogspot.com

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  8. You need your own tv show!! You have done so many great make overs.
    Thanks for all of the inspiration.

    Love the personalized burlap hanging up.

    Rhonda

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  9. Hi Lisa, Very creative! I love the change in the pot.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  10. Another great makeover Lisa! That pot looks sooo much better. I like how you added the texture :)

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  11. Wow! This looks great Lisa. You are on a roll girl!
    Kim:)

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  12. Girl, you are like a mad woman with all of these awesome makeovers. I am so impressed. Love it all...

    BTW...I think that little pot thanks you for her new fix up.

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  13. I must agree with Amy... you are amazing at makeovers!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Smiles~
    Cricket

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  14. Great makeover, it looks really pretty. Thanks for visiting!

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  15. It is so beautiful! Love the added texture. And the flowers do make me long for spring. It has been sunny here too...but cold cold cold!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. So pretty and cheerful. The primroses make me smile :)
    Cindy

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  17. Popping over from A Beach Cottage. Very inspirational make-over :)

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  18. OMG Lisa! I love it. The technique you used is amazing. It looks old and very architectural.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  19. Very nice, like that you added dimension by adding texture and color. Great look, going to have to give this a try.

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  20. Oh my goodness - I love it! And is that a primrose? We won't see those for months yet. Your weather sounds amazing - but I am loving our snow.

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  21. Your pot makeover is amazing, Lisa! I would never have guessed that you used tissue paper, it really looks like a gorgeous vintage concrete planter. Genius! And I love the whitewash finish you gave it, too. thanks for the great inspiration!

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  22. That doesn't even look like the same pot! Wow! Great eye...

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  23. It looks so great! And I love that you added the texture to it and not just paint - brilliant! :)

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  24. Never would have known it's the same pot...simply awesome!!

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  25. What a great makeover! Very clever of you to use tissue paper to achieve the texture.

    ~ Tracy

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  26. i literally said "yikes" out loud when you showed the bright before shot. waaaaay better now, my goodness!

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  27. The more I see of your make-overs, the more excited that I get that you are coming here! (the 60 degrees and sunny is getting to me though!) Wouldn't it be fun to have a once a month crafty/artist bloggers get together...we could rotate houses!
    :)Heidi

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  28. Great make-over! I am loving your gray and white days Lisa and thank you for the added touch of spring! :)

    Have a wonderful day!

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  29. WOW... what a great transformation, Lisa! Love the krinkled tissue paper texture you added to it, and the color turned out perfect! SO pretty!!
    Have a great day!
    xo,
    Jo :)

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  30. Wow! I've really gotta get back to the thrift store with a "new eye". Thank you so much!
    Susan

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  31. oooooh that is so clever.... you amaze me!

    Kristtie

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  32. That is very creative! It looks so much better!!

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  33. This is gorgeous, Lisa. I have some mod podge knocking around somewhere....but I've nver used it! That's bad, isn't it?!

    I love what you've done....and will be keeping my eye out for similar hideous pots!!

    Sarahx

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  34. Wow, I need to get myself some pots and give them your paint techniques. You've got a magic touch, I think. That looks amazing!!

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  35. I am LOVING all your grey and white projects. Today's is amazing! Oh the power of paint!!! I would have passed that pot up without a second glance but you have worked wonders on it. Adding the tissue paper texture was pure genius!

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  36. Thanks so much for sharing! What a transformation! I never would have thought to do this - I am so inspired to try this over the weekend!

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  37. Cute cute cute. pink and gray so perfect together. what a great eye you have, i would have passed that pot right by.

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  38. Looks 100% different and better! Gorgeous job!
    Brenda

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  39. wow girl. I am impressed. That is fantastic! Great job!
    Tana

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  40. Very pretty! You style your photos so well! Dreamy.

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  41. Hi Lisa,
    I just found your blog the other day through Wisperwood Cottage.....I loved what I saw so much that I kept reading and over the course of a week have read every post you have ever written!

    You have a beautiful family. I have become a follower and can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

    :) Michelle

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  42. Your projects turned out beautiful, Lisa! You sure are great at distressing! :) Picnik upgrade - TOTALLY worth it! I did the 6 months for twenty something.. worth it alone for curves & textures and so fun!
    Lara

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  43. wish you would come and transform some of my pots!

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  44. The texture idea and process are great!!!
    Amy

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