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Painted Ceramic Pot Makeover

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Painted Ceramic Pot Makeover

Today I’m sharing the fourth in my series of five posts for which I’m working with DecoArt to share some of their fabulous new paint lines. You can see my previous three DecoArt projects below:

Trunk // Nesting Tables // Map Art

Today I’m sharing another project that spotlights DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics. The Metallics are perfect for both subtle accenting and full-coverage applications.They go on quite transparent and can be easily layered to achieve a uniform metallic finish with an even sheen. Offered in 14 colors, the Metallics line cures to a durable finish and is available in 8-ounce wide-mouth jars.

I’ve worked with Pewter and Champagne Gold on past projects, and today I’m testing out Antique Bronze. I had a big lovely ceramic pot that I’d painted light blue a few years ago (which I’d actually used Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Yesteryear for!), but it’s been scuffed up going through three moves, and it doesn’t really fit with the living room color scheme anymore.

ceramic pot with paint on it

I wanted to make the pot a bit more neutral, but I didn’t want it to be too plain, so I decided to use the Metallics in Antique Bronze to accent the Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Warm White. Warm white is an off-white shade.

large ceramic pot painted with ivory and bronze

Here’s what I used for this painted ceramic pot makeover:

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  • Three nesting tables
  • Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Bronze
  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Warm White
  • Chip brushes (I used 2 inch), Frog Tape, and a drop cloth

And here’s how I did it!

(Remember to wear an appropriate mask while working with paints, stains, and finishes. Follow the directions and warnings from your particular brand.)

Step 1: Paint the base color

I gave then entire pot, inside and outside, two coats of Warm White, painting around the pot, not top to bottom. Two coats was plenty, but you might need three if you’re painting over a darker color.

With the nice satin sheen of the Satin Enamels line, I think it made the Warm White look like a glaze over the pot.

painting a ceramic pot ivory

Step 2: Tape off the top and paint the first coat

Once the Warm White was dry, I used Frog Tape to tape off the top of the pot. I then gave the area above the tape a generous coat of Antique Bronze and quickly peeled off the tape. Peeling off the tape while the paint is still dry will help ensure you have super crisp lines.

painting a ceramic pot ivory and gold

Step 3: Re-tape and add a second coat

The Antique Bronze needed a second coat, so once it was dry, I re-taped the area using Frog Tape and gave it another generous coat. I also decided to paint the Antique Bronze down into the inside of the pot for an accent. Then I carefully peeled off the Frog Tape while the paint was still wet.

painting a ceramic pot ivory and gold

And that’s that–it’s done! Doesn’t it look lovely? This pot actually holds a fake plant in it since I have it by my desk, and the area gets absolutely no sun. So I didn’t have to worry about painting a matching draining dish.

large ceramic pot painted with ivory and bronze
large ceramic pot painted with ivory and bronze
large ceramic pot painted with ivory and bronze
large ceramic pot painted with ivory and bronze and a large fake plant
large ceramic pot painted with ivory and bronze
large ceramic pot painted with ivory and bronze
large ceramic pot painted with ivory and bronze

If you want to check out the paints I used, here’s where you can find them:

  • The Americana Decor Satin Enamels are available in Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores right now. Start checking A.C. Moore by June 24th and Michaels in August!
  • As for the Americana Decor Metallics, they’re available in Jo-Ann now and will be available in A.C. More by June 24th.

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  1. Mary @ The Cofran Home says:

    Oohh! I LOVE this! So simple and beautiful! Great job! xo

  2. Julia says:

    I love it! Thank you for the inspiration. I have a bunch of old pots in my shed; now I know what I can do with them!!

  3. Kristen Collins says:

    Looks great! What a wonderful idea to make a pot completely unique and exactly in your own style!

  4. Jordan says:

    I love how well the antique bronze goes with the plants. Great makeover, looks much better than before.

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