I was looking for a new pot for my new plant (it’s still alive…..yes, I am proud). I loved one at Target by Smith and Hawkin…but $15…not willing to buy it…So I set out to make my own.

Pot, paint and brush ($4)


I used 3 colors of regular acrylic paint…because this will be used indoors


Starting with the lightest tan…use sponge brush and lightly go over the entire pot…no need to be perfect…


Come over that tan with the golden color….mixing in some of the darker brown…When you blend paints that are similar colors…it takes on more dimension. Which is what I was going for….I wanted it to look aged…

Here is the finished pot….I love the variation of colors
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. This looks great, I tried painting a clay pot once and it looked like something a kindergarten child would make!!! I will try your technique next.

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  2. tale of many cities

    great job!
    would love to help you out, if you like. :)

  3. reasonstoskipthehousework

    Awesome! Love it! I'd love for you to link up at my new Tuesday Time Out!



  4. I love it! Very pretty colors. I am always browsing through the pottery barn catalogue and thinking…i know i could do some of these myself! Pottery Barn is so expensive!

  5. I've been dying to try this technique and you have made it look so easy, so now I have no excuse.

  6. what are the names of the colors of paint that you used? thanks!

  7. I used CraftSmart paint (Michaels) Golden Brown, Metallic Gold, and Espresso :)

  8. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle

    I love how this turned out! So simple yet so elegant :D

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