Sunday, January 29, 2012

Upcycled Flower Pot with Paint and The Graphics Fairy

Here's a personal fact you may or may not know about me.  I kill plants.  Not on purpose of course, but it happens.  It's not that I don't love vegetation, I just don't have a knack for keeping plants alive happy.

I received a cute little plant last spring that I've kept on my window sill near my kitchen sink.  Lo and behold, it's still alive and kicking.  I decided it deserved a beautiful and roomy pot to live in...


I love that this label from The Graphics Fairy is wine themed. Don't you?

In answer to your question, no, I don't have the slightest clue what I was thinking here. This vessel was painted this way years ago. I think this was the beginning of a long forgotten project. Luckily I kept it.


This is how it looked after three coats of gesso. I was going to add a coat of satin white acrylic, but I liked the roughness the gesso left, so I skipped the paint.

I printed the label onto white tissue paper (that was taped to a piece of card stock).  After trimming it, I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the pot and smoothed it out.


And there she is, back at home near my kitchen sink.  Long live my plant!



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12 comments:

  1. This is so lovely, Christine!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. What a great image you chose! Love your flower pot and have to copycat!

    Jeanine

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  3. Very lovely! Thanks for sharing.
    XOO Mari

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  4. Came here via GF. Your pot is lovely! I think your plant will be very happy here :)

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  5. Glad you decided to keep the pot and redo it - the vintage image on gesso looks great!

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  6. I love this! I'm going to head over to the Graphics Fairy myself.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Very cute. I love the Graphics Fairy. Now I need to go paint some pots!

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  8. I love it in the white - plus the graphics just make it perfect!

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  9. It's beautiful! I will have to try this. Thanks!

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  10. I l.o.v.e. your "new" planter! I think your plants will thrive now....
    I'm a big fan of painted terra cotta pots. In fact, I just made a tiered planter using three pots. I haven't even had a chance to post it on my blog yet, but will during the week.
    http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice work and beautiful blog, I am so happy that I am your follower :) :)

    If you catch some time, stop by on my crafty DIY blog Enter....La La Land

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