What do you think of when you read that title? An earth toned flower pot repainted in a sizzling purple with a greeting for guests as they walk up to my front door? Yes, that’s exactly what I thought too! Glad we are on the same page.
I’ve always thought it was odd that when people come to your front door-they wipe their feet on the normal welcome greeting. I decided to go a different direction. It was really simple and I want to show you how you can make one of your own. But maybe a “Hello” pot isn’t what you are looking for. You could go with a “Love” Pot, “Happy” Pot, “Peace” Pot. Again, we are talking flower pots, stick with me people.
After I got my flower pots and taped off the area I didn’t want to paint, I was ready to add some color to these dull pots. I decided to go with purple because
it’s my favorite color I thought it would look pretty with the gray/dark tones in the rock on my house. It took a couple of different coats of paint till I found the right shade of purple I wanted. That is the beauty with paint-you can keep covering it up with a new color if you don’t like it at first!
Once I liked the color of my flower pots, I printed off an oval from google images and cut it out. I taped the edges of the paper to my pot and spray painted the inside a nice creme color. Note: the spray paint will stick to the pot now that it is going on top of the acrylic paint and not just trying to stick to the pot instead.
I then used some black acrylic paint and free-handed “hello” into the center of the oval. I really liked the look, but decided it was too coloring in the lines for my taste. I wanted to rough it up some, so I used 60 grit sandpaper and sanded over the whole pot (including my hello design).
This might sound crazy, but I used a wood gray stain next on my pots. I painted the whole pot with the stain, and then started rubbing it off right away. I love how it stuck to the unpainted part of the pot. It made it kind of seem iridescent. It added a slight color, but still shows through to the natural finish of the pot.
My last step was to spray the entire pots with a shiny clear finish. This step made them look more finished. I love how just a little paint and time totally changed the look of these cheap flower pots. They add a sense of warmth, color, and sweet welcoming touch to my front porch that reflects us better than the brown clay pots. Now, if I can only keep these flowers alive, so I don’t have to plant my burlap flowers in these new pots!
I think the purple looks really good with the rock on our house. It blends in nicely, but adds a fun color pop as well. These pots help accent the purple in our wreath too. I spruced up the wreath I made for our last front door and will be sharing more of those details tomorrow, so I hope you will come back to check it out!
Note: The winner of the Mohawk Home rug is A. Bearchell!! Congrats friend! I will be in touch!
Angela R Bearchell says
I love these pots! They look great with your wreath! And OH MY, I can’t believe I won the rug!!! Yay! Yay! Yay!!! Thanks for having the contest!
Yessss angela!!! So excited you won!!! I just emailed you!
Erin @ DIY On the Cheap says
Very cute! Great job!