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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Pili, this flower pot looks beautiful!! I’m glad you rescued it!! I’m going to be collecting napkins now. :)Love this!!
Great Keri, they are easy to work with and there are some pretty ones!
Pili, this doesn’t even look like the same flower pot! I love the way you upcycled it and gave it a fresh feel. It’s beautiful. I hope you have a happy day, CoCo
Hi, CoCo! I know, it doesn’t seem the same but it is! Love working on this challenging projects!
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This oneis really from ugh to fab! I could have seen it sitting next to the garbage can. Bravo for you for giving it a glorious new life!
Maybe someone took it from the garbage can and sold it at the flea market lol. But I really don’t mind, the worst they are the more I like them… call me odd.
Pili what a nice colour you used and the napkin was perfect for it! Did you put a plant in it??? I like the shape of it too, you can now use it for what ever, it looks fab!!!
Hi, Katrin! In fact, I sold it to a German lady who felt in love with it so I don’t know if she has plants in it. If I had kept it I would have probably placed a pot inside to avoid any damage.
Great repurpose! Your planter turned out gorgeous, love the color and the pretty napkin. I have a few planters that could use a makeover. Love the chalk paint and napkin idea!
Thank you so much, Linda! The napkin was really pretty so I couldn’t go wrong using it.
Pili, you have an eye for potential of a project to be made. This one turned out beautiful, if I had not seen the before, I would never have imagined the outcome. Just Fab!!
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Hi, Karren! Sometimes it takes time to me seeing how I can transform a piece of furniture or other stuff, and it was the case of this one. But I agree, I love how it turned out finally.
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that is amazing! I’m not often a big fan of re-purposed stuff but this is beautiful and I’m quite envious! I hope you find the perfect spot to put it in and admire it every day x
Leanne, my house is full of repurposed stuff! I even sell it because I can’t keep everything for myself, I would need a castle! And this is what I did with it, the woman who bought it felt in love with it.
Oh my gosh…I love how this turned out!
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Thank you so much, Jess!
Wow! That is beautiful. Sometimes i wish I had the time to sit down and do things like this. Someday my tiny person will be grown and i will have time to make things pretty like you did.
Thank you so much, Erica! I think there is a perfect time for everything, and maybe your time for DIY has not come yet.
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This is a beautiful transformation, how lovely. Your website is full of very inspiring things!
Thank you so much, Amy, glad to hear you find my things inspiring!!
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Pili, I cannot believe that these 2 pots are the same one! I love the shape, but it was looking really rough. The color of the facelift reminds me of the aging color that copper gets, a patina of sorts. I love the napkin that you have placed on the front, it’s just gorgeous. You have a great eye for completely changing a piece, this is a treasure!
You’re right Nikki, it reminds me of the patina too, I really love that color.
When I spotted it at the flea market I bought it for its shape, I knew I could do something to make it looks much better and I am really pleased with the result.
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Pili..it looks brilliant indeeeeed :)..I love the soft green you chose and the orchid. You really have a wonderful touch!
Indah, the napkin was really beautiful, so I just needed to get that color too.
Thank you so much for your comments, I really appreciate them!
Amazing transformation! Turned out beautifully. I can just imagine the looks on your families faces when you bought that home 🙂
Thanks for sharing with us!
You’re right, Laurie, you can’t imagine their faces lol. But they were really pleased with the after 😉
Muy bonito, me gusta.
Muchas gracias, Anne! Que pases un estupendo fin de semana.