Today I’m sharing how to take some old thrift store canisters and make them look like nice crocks or pottery.
I love crocks! I have them everywhere in my house and have always loved their muted putty color. They can be used for all sorts of things like utensil holders in the kitchen and plant pots. Today I’m sharing how you can take some old thrift store canisters and update them to look like a crock or cool pottery. I also have a video that shows how to create it at the end of this post.
I’m also participating in the Back to the Basics DIY blog hop where you can see a bunch of easy DIYs from some great friends (the last Back to Basics tour was when I gave this settee a makeover). If you are coming over here from April from House by Hoff, welcome! Didn’t you love her charcuterie boards? Be sure to visit the other DIYs at the end of this post.
If you don’t know what a crock is, you can see one in the photo below.
And this one that I made below!
And this is what they looked like before. I’m sure we’ve all seen (or had) canisters like these ones, right?
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So now let me show you how to make your own crock or pottery. Here is what you’ll need:
- thrift store canisters
- primer (paint or spray)
- small roller and tray
- putty coloured paint (I used Fusion Mineral Paint Putty and Champlain)
- polyurethane spray in semi-gloss
1. Find and/or mix paint colors together that match up to a crock.
2. Paint or spray the primer all over the canister. Let dry.
3. Paint two coats of the putty coloured paint all over the canister with a roller making sure to get in the inside rim as well (and the lids if you want them. Let dry in between coats. A roller is key so you’re not left with brush marks.
4. Once fully dry, spray with a polyurethane spray lightly all over to give it a bit of a shine.
I love how it turned out! It’s such a great way to upcycle those old canisters!
They also make great plant pots.
You can see how I created this in the video below.
Now be sure to check out how Laura from The Turquoise Home made a beautiful wood planter.
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DIY Crock or Pottery from Thrift Store Canisters from So Much Better with Age
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Coffee Table to Bench Makeover from The Happy Housie
DIY Cutting Boards from Scrap Wood from Bless’er House