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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PB knockoff chippy flower pot tutorial

Now correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the wonderful chippy, rusted flower pot, in this image below, was not even for sale at PB? If I remember right, it was just a prop in the catalog.
(this is a picture I took of one of the older PB catalogs)

Regardless, it is the subject of this fun post. My heart just sang (for real!) when I saw this baby!
I knew that it was a must, so, I set about obtaining it in the cheapest way possible.
This is what I did:
Went to the local discount store and found an ornate flower pot for cheapo,

Sprayed on some kilz primer and a several coats of my favorite cream spray paint,

Rubbed on random swipes of rusty orange craft paint,
(you can rub it off as you work if you get too much on, or if a mistake won't rub off, just spray a little spray of cream spray paint on the mistake area and redo it- easy-peasy! LOL, Let the cream spray paint dry before you try rubbing on more rust colored paint!)
The craft paint is usually 50 cents- a dollar at most craft stores.

As you can see, I went heavy on the orange paint, I like my pots rusty!! :)

Next, you dab on black craft paint in random spots. DAB it on because rubbing it will let the cream paint show through and then it won't look like the paint chipped off of your metal pot!
(A quick note: it looks a lot more authentic if you are able to do the orange and black on the raised edges of the pot. I also recommend a couple coats of spray poly if the pot will be outside.) 

Does it look like the catalog image at all?
I know, mine is a lot rustier, but my flower pot sat out in the rain all spring, ok!!! :)

New PB catalog in the mail yesterday, lots of loveliness!
Check out these fantastic architectural candle holders! Wonder if I can get a hold of this without going broke?

This shelf has been on my wish list for a loong time and I have a feeling that it's just gonna stay there forever but a girls gotta dream!

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  1. Hi there, thanks for visiting me and for your comment :-} I also drooled over that fabulous urn every time I saw it in the catalog... that was always what I wanted most and the one thing I couldn't buy... I will continue to scour the junk & consignment shops for the one that was meant to be mine :-) You did I nice job with your knock-off! ~ osc...
    p.s. I love your blog name!

  2. Love your blog name:) Now this is one "cool" looking pot...great idea with the craft paint. I have a weekly linky party called NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun…also having a GIVEAWAY going on…it’s a $65 gift card and some goodies from me!

  3. knock off ideas are my fave! This one turned out perfectly!

  4. I love your flower pot and your pictures are super!
    I'm your new follower and can't wait for your next ideas.

  5. Looks great! I'd love for you to share this at my linky party today :)

  6. Hi, I'm visiting from Domestically Speaking and I'm glad I stopped by. :) Projects like this are quick, satisfying and gorgeous, aren't they? I liked your technique of using black paint to mimic chipped paint--very smart!

    Take care,

  7. AWESOME knockoff! Great instructions too!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. I love your pot! I want one now too. I that shelf is on my list too - we girls can dream right?!

    Thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday. I cannot wait to see what you will have for this week.