I’ve been away from the blog much longer than I anticipated! Â Our house has been full of workers finishing up a much needed kitchen/living room/hallway/dinning room facelift! Â I cannot wait until it’s done and I can share it with all of you!
For now, I’m going to show you a spur of the moment makeover I did over the weekend to a faux orchid potted plant from Target. Â I bought this plant on sale from Target a year ago…
I actually saw a few more of these exact same orchids on sale at Target a few days ago! Â I’ve kept it on our coffee table now for a year and stare at it every now and then because of it’s modern, bright white pot. ( i don’t mean this in a good way) Â I love the flower (it’s a really good fake) and have people ask me if it’s real ALL the time, but wished the pot was a little more subtle and traditional. Â Finally, while I was spending time with my sister this weekend, it dawned on me that I could paint the pot and change it’s look completely! Â So I did!
I started by taping off the top with 1″ blue painters tape. Â Then I painted the remaining white area with 2 coats ofÂ French Linen Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. Â Painting this pot was tricky. Â The chalk paint needed extra drying time in between coats because the original finish was so shiny and nonporous. Â I also had to be careful about my brush strokes and continuously paint in the same direction in order to keep the first coat of chalk paint from coming off. Â After the French Linen dried completely, I very carefully pulled the blue painters tape off. Â Next, I painted the remaining white stripe (where the blue tape use to be) with 2 coats of Liquid Leaf in Classic Gold from Hobby Lobby. Â This paint stuck to the pot very easily and dried almost instantly. Â Remember when using Liquid Leaf to always paint in a well ventilated area and do not let it touch your skin! Â Here is the finished product…..
Goodbye cheesy modern white pot, hello pretty orchid! Â Now that the stark white pot is gone, I notice the flower more on my coffee table!