You know I love hanging around flea markets… there are treasures waiting to be seen and rescued. That is exactly what happened with this flower pot, as soon as I spotted it I thought, baby you’re coming home with me.
Imagine my family faces when they saw me with this
I know, it was really ugh but it had potential!
It sat for almost a year waiting for the inspiration, until one day I received a present from Marycruz, a friend of mine. There were lots of pretty things and one of them was a lovely napkin. It was green with a beautiful white orchid, which is one of my favorite flowers. And I knew it, it would fit on my flower pot!
The first thing was to clean it. It had rust in most places and I didn’t want to get it again, so I used my white DIY chalk paint for a first layer, then I varnish it to avoid getting more rust and another layer of paint.
Sorry I don’t have pictures of the process but I did it some time ago and didn’t remember to take some of the process.
Once it dried, I took the napkin and removed the two white layers. I keep them, you’ll see soon what for 😉 I teared the printed napkin to fit, instead of cutting it because this makes it integrates best and hardly notice the borders.
I watered down some white glue and brushed it to one side. Then I placed the napkin and with a plastic bag smooth the surface to remove air bubbles.
I did the same on all sides and waited to dry. On the meanwhile, I started (I should say “we” because the girls are always involved in painting) playing with some paint to try to achieve the same color or the napkin, it’s so fun!! I don’t remember which colors I mixed to get it, but I do recommend you to experiment.
When it was all painted I felt it was missing something, and I decided to stencil the words “Le Jardin”. I used my Cameo, but you can use also a blade. If you want the text you can download it from here.
I protected it with two layers of varnish and it was done.
I have to tell you that I love it! A new flower pot rescued from trash!
I hope you like it too as much as I do! If you liked this post maybe you want to check some others projects.
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