Thursday, June 20, 2013


Hello, there!

How everyone's week going?
Mine has been crazy busy! I have to say, I am glad tomorrow is Friday! :)

In between chores, errands to run, mountains of laundry and lots, lots of cooking, I locked myself into my craft room and I finally was able to finish a terracotta pot I have been wanting to paint for a project I am working on. 
Will share that soon!

Meanwhile, this is the finished product! Well, almost finished!

I did start with a regular terracotta pot I purchase at Lowe's for $3.00.

First thing I did was paint it all black. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of that part! 
I told you I had a crazy week! LOL

I watched a video on YouTube a while back in which the lady advised to rub petroleum jelly on the pot before you painted on the final color. The jelly prevents the paint from sticking and it makes it very easy to achieve that old/distressed look. It worked like a charm!

I choose a vintage white craft paint for the final color.

While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I printed and cut to size a very pretty graphic from The Graphics Fairy which I placed on top of a piece of scrap booking paper I selected from my stash 
and used mod podge to apply both pieces to my already dried pot.

When it finished drying, I applied a very thin coat of the vintage white craft paint all over the label.
Here is the finished product. Total cost for this project was $3.00.

I will share with you all soon how I am using this pot for a little Summer decorating fun! :)

Until then, enjoy the rest of your week!

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  1. Oh, I love this Maria!!! Can't wait to see it all finished!!! Glad you're enjoying your craft room!!~~Angela

  2. How cute Maria Elena! I'll have to remember the Vaseline tip. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Gail

  3. That turned out great! This project reminds me of the one I haven't done yet! I bought the pot and flowers for it last March or April and it's still waiting to be assembled! I'm supposed to paint the pot white too! Can you come over and do it for me???? :-)

  4. That's great, Marie Elena! Cute idea!

  5. Preciosa María Elena! Has hecho un gran trabajo, a mi me gusta mucho pintar las macetas, pero soy un poquillo más chapucera. Me ha encantado. Besos


  6. It's gorgeous Maria Elena! I love everything about it! :-) I can't wait to see where will you be using it to decorate with!

  7. Love your painted pot and Graphics Fairy! So cute!

  8. This turned out so cute, Maria Elena! The graphics is just perfect for it. Great job!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  9. This is so cute! You did a great job and I love the look! Thanks for joining TTF this week.


  10. I'm a sucker for a french label. Your pots turned out great!

  11. Great job!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Wow Maria, such a beautiful pot. I really like the way you painted it.


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