Apr 232012

The 3 little, inexpensive plastic pots I recently purchased from Wally World (aka Wal-Mart) never stood a chance.  The minute I spotted them I knew I was going to do some sort of paint job on them, but wasn’t sure what.  They originally looked like this…

It wasn’t until I got them home that I remembered a can of textured “stone” spray paint that I stole borrowed from my Mom’s paint closet many months ago (paint never sees the light of day again once it enters that closet :) ).    I had pulled it out thinking of doing this exact thing, but then the whole move to Colorado thing happened and this idea was completely forgotten until now.

Of course, it was only a partial can and I had one pot about 3/4 quarters of the way sprayed before it ran out.    So off to the craft store I went (coupon in hand) and purchased another can.  I ended up with another brand and a slightly different color,  because I was too lazy to go track down an exact duplicate.

You can see the subtle change below, with one unfinished and one completed.  Nothing too crazy, just a little something to make them more interesting.


And, here is the completed trio.  I planted some Christmas cacti that I found at the local HD for 50% off.   I know they won’t bloom until this fall, but I just love them and these guys will replace the much larger one I had to leave behind in Texas.  The pots were left to dry completely for a couple of days before any planting took place.

An up close shot of the new “stone” pot.

Cost Breakdown:

Paint: $6 (with coupon)

Pots: $1.94 x 3

Total:  $11.82

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  9 Responses to “Turned to stone…”

  1. The look of stone looks so much better than the plain ones. I’m sure the cacti agree :)

  2. Really want to try that paint – looks so nice. Would love for you to link up to my Craftastic party:)

  3. Oh my word those look so much more expensive than that! I might have to do that to the terracotta looking ones :) Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

  4. These are great! I didn’t know that kind of paint existed. I would love for you to link this up to “I Made This” at Grits & Giggles! http://gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-made-this-2.html

  5. Such a clever, cheap, and chic project! They look fabulous!

    xoxo laurie

  6. Very pretty, and easy to do–I like it!

  7. amazing. a bit of spray paint just does miracles sometimes. thank you for sharing and thank you for linking it up at our party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

  8. A big change for very little time, effort or money – that a win!

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