While I love plant pots, I’m not always keen on their initial colours such as orange … particularly when they are brand name new. So I chose to solve that problem by producing a method to turn any ‘ol pot into cute and easy vintage crockery numbered planter … plus!
Did you understand I utilize to gather classic crockery pots? I adore them, and my fav part was their antique markings!
Regrettably, most antique crockery pots are so large, I simply didn’t have space to gather them any longer. So I ultimately sold my collection.
Most just recently, when I encountered some plain pots at the thrift that looked like crockeries with sides completely directly and down … I thought, “Boy, that would look terribly adorable with classic crock numbers on them …”
And then it resembled I had this classic planter awakening. There were oodles of plain low-cost pots, containers and vases that pled for some DIY attention!
So I brought the one larger plastic pot home for a whoppin’ $1 in addition to a couple of other pots, then gathered my own orangey clay pot stow away at home to see what I could come up with …
However they would require aid. First up was to create some classic crockery number stencils that would fit on a lot of pots. I might do that!
Then collaborating the Vintage Crock Numbers with Combination Mineral Paint along with a bag of Fresco, (a texture powder you add to paint), my awful low-cost looking plant pot stash became a lovely vintage crockery pot numbered pottery looking stash in a genuine rush!
So here’s how to transform any plain plant pot into one oozing with vintage- pottery appeal!
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Vintage Crockery Numbers stencil
So Vintage Crock Numbers ended up being a new stencil to have fun with! With a twist …
While genuine crock numbers describe gallon sizes, (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 then 10), these Vintage Crock Numbers offer you that look without needing to follow the real rules! Numbering things is a cool appearance! And now you can do it in vintage crock style.
And they are completely sized to fit nearly any plant pot you might come across!
Thing is, plant pots are little, and typically formed with sloped sides, distorting graphics.
These numbers with some decorative borders and trim work are still small to work with, so they do not quickly misshape. Plus, they include tons of beauty and work on almost any sized pot you might have!
Successive, let’s texturize these adorable pots making them look like old clay, then lastly detailing them to turn them into vintage crockery wonders!
Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post, sharing loads of indispensable details!
How to develop a classic crockery numbered planter
Products I utilized:
Base pot paint– I used Blend Mineral Paint in Algonquin (darker) and Champlain (lighter)
Paint for stenciling– I utilized numerous Blend colours in/ Midnight Blue, Chocolate, Coal Black, Ash)
Container for mixing
How to include texture to pots
1. Pour 1 part Fresco to 2 parts paint into a blending dish.
2. Stir with a stick or paint brush till fully mixed.
You have some choices with this one.
Above: Algonquin mixed with Fresco
3. Paint pots with textured paint until you attain coverage.
The charm with using Fresco is, it turns the colour of the paint you are utilizing. You are actually including texture AND painting at the exact same time. And it dries rock difficult!
Vintage crock numbered planters … we are on our method!
Above: Champlain blended with Fresco
4. As soon as dry, add a second coat of the Fresco-paint mix, or as numerous as you wish. The more coats you include, the more textured your pot ends up being!
You can leave intentional brush marks to look like pottery, or tap with a brush, or dab with a rag to leave a mottled effect. How you use is how the Fresco will remain. Pretty cool!
5. Paint inside the pots.
If you will utilize the pots for real plants, I may recommend to paint a couple of inches down so they look great along with weather condition well with soil and watering.
Nevertheless if utilized for house design, I vote to paint the whole within the pot.
And now that your pots look absolutely adorable with all that tasty colour and texture, let’s include vintage-inspired details!
Above: Champlain pot/ Chocolate # 7 and rim
Stencils: Vintage Crock Numbers HERE
Stenciling Vintage Crockery Numbers
6. Decide which Vintage Crockery Number will go on which pot, and in what colour.
7. Holding the stencil in location with one hand, then tap the paint through the stencil with a really dry-to-the-touch stencil brush to attain a somewhat faded stamped look.
Now we are getting that cool vintage crockery numbered planter vibe!
How to stencil:
- Load stencil brush with paint
- Dump most paint onto a rag
- Evaluate the pointer to ensure it feels dry and try on a sample piece first
- Tap or swirl your brush to stencil the images
Discover a lot more about how to stencil and my fav supplies in THIS POST
Above: Champlain pot / Liberty Blue grain sack stripes/ Ash No. 6 & rim
Stencils: Vintage Crockery Numbers HERE
8. Improve with other information such as paint splattering, rim colour, Grain Sack Stripes, plus!
Decorating the pots to accomplish a full-out Vintage Crock Numbered planter is the very best part! The texture gets paint like absolutely nothing else!
Here’s a few concepts to consider: (all concepts are shown in the video below this post)
To detail the pot rims, drag the brush along the top in a contrasting colour.
Include paint splatters for more ‘grit’, flick the wet paint brush onto the pot to develop splatters. (shown how in video below this post)
You can also paint over the graphics and begin over if you add too much using the very same base paint. Simple to repair or change!
Add Grain Sack Stripes found HERE(demonstrated how in video listed below this post)
Distress your stenciling by lightly dragging a brush over top of the graphics with the base colour.
Stain or glaze the painted pots for included depth if preferred.
Modification your mind? Simply replaint over to start over with your base paint! Easy!
Above: Fort York Red pot painted over with Champlain, Algonquin both blended with Fresco/ stenciled and dry-brushed with Liberty Blue.
Stencils: Vintage Crockery Numbers HERE
While I did deliberately paint the pot in two colours, the breaking was a delighted mishap! Here’s how to do it with objective:
How to attain a 2-toned pot
- Paint pot a base colour. (in this case, red)
- Add a paint resist, such as wax to areas of the pot.
- Paint over pot with two tones of Fresco powdered paint.
- Prior to the paint is entirely treated, lay sticky tape over the pots, then pull away to create chips and chunks.
And now to put this amazing newly painted and stenciled classic crock numbered planter group to work!
Here’s how they ended up!
The ended up vintage crockery numbered planters
Aren’t the brand-new and better Vintage Crockery Numbered plant pots simply charming?
I ended up painting some pots while leaving others in their natural state. And they all looked equally lovable!
See the tan crockery pot on the far ideal with the cute # 4? That’s the $1 plastic pot I didn’t even trouble painting over! Speak about immediate vintage crock charm, huh?
The # 6 pot on the far left was still filled with old grit. Perfect! I didn’t require to do a thing other than include the number. It’s pretty remarkable what a big difference a basic, quaint number makes!
It’s truly like each pot has a personality. And you get to choose the colours and shapes!
Authentic vintage ideas
Here are 2 old weathered pots I didn’t paint prior. And they are entirely and utterly charming! Do not be too quick to paint everything … possibly attempt them natural!
And bear in mind to use an actually light hand with the crock pot markings, so they look as weathered as the pot itself.
Many cute pots! I can’t wait to sprinkle them around your home and put them to work holding either fresh cut flowers, planted herbs, flowers or plants, or for house decor holding pencils by the phone, etc!
What would you utilize them for?
Oh, I need to tell you about that rusty orb! My neighbour Hank who helped me develop my recovered wood garden fence HERE made those and offered me a handful! You’ll be seeing them pop up here and there! How cool?
And lastly … an use for my rusty toolboxes! Boost them with a little hemp oil and have them operate at arranging your brand-new plant pots!
Click above to enjoy a video tutorial on working with Fresco with loads of completing touch information!
So from basic orange … or whatever other colour you wish to prevent …
… to this goodness! Aren’t they just adorable?
So don’t ignore those ugly plant pots you see … pick ’em up low-cost, and make them into what you wish instead!
Believe you’ll be enhancing a few plant pots of your own this summer with some of these concepts? How would you do yours up?
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