While I enjoy plant pots, I’m not constantly fond of their initial colours such as orange … especially when they are brand new. So I decided to fix that problem by creating a way to turn any ‘ol pot into charming and simple vintage crockery numbered planter … plus!
Did you know I use to gather classic crock pots? I love them, and my fav part was their antique markings!
Sadly, most antique crock pots are so big, I just didn’t have space to gather them any longer. I ultimately sold my collection.
Most just recently, when I came across some plain pots at the thrift that looked like crocks with sides completely directly and down … I believed, “Boy, that would look very cute 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 asked for some DIY attention!
So I brought the one bigger plastic pot home for a whoppin’ $1 in addition to a couple of other pots, then gathered up my own orangey clay pot stow away in your home to see what I could create …
However they would need help. Up was to create some classic crockery number stencils that would fit on the majority of pots. I could do that!
Then collaborating the Vintage Crockery Numbers with Fusion Mineral Paint in addition to a bag of Fresco, (a texture powder you contribute to paint), my ugly cheap looking plant pot stash became a charming vintage crock pot numbered pottery looking stash in a real rush!
So here’s how to change any plain plant pot into one oozing with vintage- pottery charm!
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Vintage Crock Numbers stencil
So Vintage Crock Numbers ended up being a brand-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 give you that appearance without needing to follow the genuine rules! Numbering things is a cool look! And now you can do it in vintage crockery design.
And they are perfectly sized to fit almost any plant pot you may come across!
Thing is, plant pots are small, and often shaped with sloped sides, distorting graphics.
These numbers with some ornamental borders and trim work are still little to work with, so they do not easily misshape. Plus, they add lots of charm and deal with almost any sized pot you might have!
Next up, let’s texturize these charming pots making them look like old clay, then lastly detailing them to turn them into vintage crock questions!
Be sure to enjoy the video at the end of this post, sharing loads of vital details!
How to produce a vintage crock numbered planter
Materials I used:
Base pot paint– I used Combination Mineral Paint in Algonquin (darker) and Champlain (lighter)
Paint for stenciling– I used various 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 mixing dish.
2. Stir with a stick or paint brush till completely mixed.
You have some choices with this one.
Above: Algonquin combined with Fresco
3. Paint pots with textured paint up until you accomplish protection.
The charm with using Fresco is, it turns the colour of the paint you are using. So you are in fact adding texture AND painting at the very same time. And it dries rock tough!
Vintage crockery numbered planters … we are on our way!
Above: Champlain combined with Fresco
4. When dry, add a second coat of the Fresco-paint mix, or as many as you wish. The more coats you add, the more textured your pot ends up being!
You can leave deliberate brush marks to resemble pottery, or tap with a brush, or dab with a rag to leave a mottled impact. How you apply is how the Fresco will stay. Pretty cool!
5. Paint inside the pots.
If you will use the pots for real plants, I may recommend to paint a few inches down so they look great as well as weather condition well with soil and watering.
However if utilized for house design, I vote to paint the entire inside of the pot.
And now that your pots look absolutely charming with all that delicious colour and texture, let’s include vintage-inspired details!
Above: Champlain pot/ Chocolate # 7 and rim
Stencils: Vintage Crockery Numbers HERE
Stenciling Vintage Crock Numbers
6. Decide which Vintage Crock Number will go on which pot, and in what colour.
7. Holding the stencil in place with one hand, then tap the paint through the stencil with an extremely dry-to-the-touch stencil brush to attain a rather faded stamped appearance.
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
- Test the suggestion to guarantee it feels dry and try out a sample piece initially
- Tap or swirl your brush to stencil the images
Find out much more about how to stencil and my fav materials in THIS POST
Above: Champlain pot / Liberty Blue grain sack stripes/ Ash No. 6 & rim
Stencils: Vintage Crockery Numbers HERE
8. Enhance with other details such as paint splattering, rim colour, Grain Sack Stripes, plus!
Embellishing the pots to achieve a full-out Vintage Crock Numbered planter is the very best part! The texture picks up paint like absolutely nothing else!
Here’s a few ideas to consider: (all concepts are displayed in the video below this post)
To information the pot rims, drag the brush along the top in a contrasting colour.
Add paint splatters for more ‘grit’, flick the wet paint brush onto the pot to produce splatters. (demonstrated how in video below this post)
You can also paint over the graphics and start over if you include too much using the same base paint. So easy to repair or alter!
Include Grain Sack Stripes found HERE(demonstrated how in video listed below this post)
Distress your stenciling by gently dragging a brush over top of the graphics with the base colour.
Spot or glaze the painted pots for included depth if preferred.
Change your mind?
Above: Fort York Red pot painted over with Champlain, Algonquin both combined with Fresco/ stenciled and dry-brushed with Liberty Blue.
Stencils: Vintage Crock Numbers HERE
While I did intentionally paint the pot in 2 colours, the chipping was a delighted mishap! Here’s how to do it with intent:
How to accomplish a 2-toned pot
- Paint pot a base colour first. (in this case, red)
- Include a paint resist, such as wax to locations of the pot.
- Paint over pot with two tones of Fresco powdered paint.
- Before the paint is totally treated, lay sticky tape over the pots, then retreat to create chips and pieces.
And now to put this incredible recently painted and stenciled classic crockery numbered planter group to work!
Here’s how they turned out!
The completed vintage crockery numbered planters
Aren’t the brand-new and enhanced Vintage Crockery Numbered plant pots just adorable?
I ended up painting some pots while leaving others in their natural state. And they all looked similarly lovable!
See the tan crockery pot on the far best with the adorable # 4?
The # 6 pot on the far left was still filled with old grit.
It’s genuinely like each pot has a personality. And you get to choose the colours and shapes!
Genuine vintage pointers
Here are two old weathered pots I didn’t paint prior.
And keep in mind to utilize a truly light hand with the crock pot markings, so they look as weathered as the pot itself.
A lot of cute pots! I can’t wait to spray them around the house and put them to work holding either fresh cut flowers, planted herbs, flowers or plants, or for house design holding pencils by the phone, etc!
What would you use them for?
Oh, I have to inform you about that rusty orb!
And finally … an usage for my rusty toolboxes! Boost them with a little hemp oil and have them work at arranging your brand-new plant pots!
Click above to watch a video tutorial on dealing with Fresco with loads of ending up touch information!
So from standard orange … or whatever other colour you want to avoid …
… to this goodness! Aren’t they simply cute?
So don’t neglect those unsightly plant pots you see … pick ’em up low-cost, and make them into what you want instead!
Believe you’ll be boosting a couple of plant pots of your own this summer season with some of these ideas? How would you do yours up?
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