Updated DIY Painted Clay Pot

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Updated DIY Painted Clay Pot


Spring is right around the corner, although in some areas of the country it probably still feels like a long way off. Here in the PNW signs of Spring are popping up everywhere. Enough so that I am looking forward to being able to start some seeds indoors before too long as well as maybe painting a few more pots.

I am a huge fan of cheap, easy diy projects, especially the kind where I can reuse things I already own. Enter this pot.
Updated DIY Painted Clay Pot
 It was a well used, cracking, eye sore that was given to me because no one wanted it. I admit it was ugly but I was needing more pots for container gardening and well free is free. My inspiration for this project can be found over at Today's Creative Blog on Painted Pots and Baskets.
First I gave the outside of the pot a good wash with dish soap and water before starting. Then I gave the pot 3 coats of acrylic paint. Surprisingly it doesn't use as much paint as I would have thought. I ended using only 2 of the small acrylic bottles and it gave me 3 good coats. Here it is after the first coat.
Updated DIY Painted Clay Pot

I let each coat dry about 30 minutes between each application. A good tip for holding your paint for this project is to cut the bottom off a plastic water bottle. It's perfect.
Updated DIY Painted Clay Pot

A great way to reuse items otherwise destined for the recycling bin.
Updated DIY Painted Clay Pot

Here it is after the 3rd coat of acrylic. At this point I let it dry for 24 hours before spraying it with sealer. When using sealer make sure it is water-based. This allows water to roll right off without damaging the paint. This is especially important if you live in the Pacific Northwest like I do where it rains, a lot.
After applying my sealer I let it finish drying for another 24 hours. Then it was time to plant.

Updated DIY Painted Clay Pot
Pretty Pepper. I love how this adds a dash of color to my otherwise colorless deck. I really think doing this to all my pots at some point with different colors would be awesome. Check out the link above for the full tutorial.

*Update* The pot held up well over the course of the summer. I did put it in the garage for the winter and will be pulling it out soon so I can plant again in it.

Xoxo,

Sarah
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