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 Soda
- 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 video of the makeover below & I hope you can try this project at home.