I spent the day on Sunday clearing out our front garden, mulching and planting some new spring pansies. I used the flower pots that my girls and I made last April. One year later, the pots have held up and still look gorgeous. They are so easy and create such a pretty look. From last April to this April – Creating Vintage, French Flower Pots!
I saw the most beautiful picture of a house in France that had colorful, old clay pots full of flowers on the steps. I recreated that look by finding old clay pots at various thrift stores and painting them myself (with a little help, of course!). Today is “Take Your Child to Work Day” and so my girls stayed home and helped out with the project.
After washing the pots, I applied a coat of that true french country blue (latex paint) on some and Primer Red (chalk paint) on a few others.
We then applied a wash of chalk paint over the pots by dipping the paint brush into water and applying a very diluted cream color chalk paint. After wiping them down, I took my brush and used it to quickly stipple on more paint. Just lightly get the end of the bristles wet and quickly dab it on.
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