Monday, March 28, 2011

Numbered Pots

I love these galvanized numbered pots from Farmhouse Wares.

Photo: Farmhouse Wares

So I made some knock offs...........

using inexpensive terra cotta pots and spray paint.

1. I primed the pots with an inexpensive primer. The pot will soak up the paint, a couple of coats of primer will fix that. Let that dry.

2. A shot of my favorite silver paint. Let that dry.

3. I added a wash of black paint with a damp paper towel. I smear it on and then rub around until I'm happy. Let that dry.

4. I sealed them with a shot of clear sealer. Let that dry!

The number plaques are foam board, I cut out ovals and painted.

They are not an exact match but they make me happy.

We planted mint in them. There is a plant in pot #2 it's just so small it's hidden!

I'll be sharing HERE.
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26 comments:

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

These are so cute. I wouldn't have guessed they were terra cotta!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

They look darned close and I'm sure the price was much better!

Jodi said...

Those are so cute, I just love the tags!

Jodi

Trisha said...

I couldn't tell the difference! They turned out so cute!!

http://sassandfrasscrafts.blogspot.com/ said...

Love these. Great idea.
Tess

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

What a great idea!!

LocalFunForKids said...

They look really cool. : )

Maria said...

I don't see any difference between the Farmhouse Wares pots and yours! So cute!!!!

Miss Kitty said...

I LOVE that idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Heather Ozee said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!
This would be a fun project with my girls. Then we could plant it together and watch it grow :)

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Hi Jo!

I'm stopping over from Someday crafts. I love your pot makeover and how simply you explained the process. Thanks for sharing!

liz @ bontempsbeignet.blogspot.com

emilysnan said...

hiya , great idea and tutorial , this is one to steal for sure , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too
www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
xmaggiex

Ruth said...

I love this idea. I do love the galvanized number pots and yours look just like them with out the large price tag. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Would love to have you stop by my blog.

Ruth

Erin said...

Those are awesome!! I was drawn to look because of the numbers...but the finish on the pots is awesome too! :)

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

These are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this at my party!

Megan said...

so cute. I've never heard of farmhouse wares before. It looks like an interesting store.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think you did a great job with your knock-offs, Jo! Love the numbers, too.

Sommer said...

What a fabulous knock off! I love them! And they look even better than the original =) I would love for you to link this to my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-9.html

Jaclyn said...

I would love for you to link this up at my Make it for Less Mondays! at http://simplycadence.blogspot.com

I really love those Pots! They are super cute! Now I just need to go gets some so I can make some!!

TidyMom said...

I LOOOOOVE these!!! can you tell me how you attached the tags/numbers?

Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up today! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-4311/ Have a great weekend!

katy said...

Love these, thank you!

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of great potted projects on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
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Sheri said...

I love these. They are adorable. I'm going to make some. Thanks so much for sharing. Be blessed.

Cat said...

I actually like these better than the originals. I buttoned you on my blog--just wanted to let you know! :)

Wray Party of Five said...

I actually prefer your version! :)

Charlie atMatchMadeOnHudson said...

These planters turned out great! I just included them in a round-up of DIY terra cotta planter makeovers over at Match Made on Hudson :)

Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson