My name is Lauren and I blog over at Le Chic Elefant.
I am a meeting planner by day and a ruffle loving, DIYer, party planning blogger by night.
I love finding unique ideas that make life’s little moments more special.
For Mothers Day this year I wanted to do something special for my mother in law.
We always get her a hanging plant, for her deck. She has a green thumb, so I knew I wanted the gift to continue to be a plant.
I decided to try making these shabby chic terracotta pots with my in laws house number on them.
I thought they would look really cute on their front porch.
It was defiantly a learning experience for me, there were a few moments where I thought this DIY might end horribly wrong. I will let you know what not to do so if you decide to recreate you won’t make the same mistakes I did. In the end it worked out really well. I planted lavender and an annual flowering plant, here is how they came out.
I started out with just the plain pots and some simple exterior white paint.
I used a spray bottle of water and watered down the pots as I applied a thin coat of white paint to make it more of a white wash.
The first coat I felt like was just a little to thin, it was a little too shabby not enough chic.
I like how they turned out after the second coat of white wash.
I lightly sanded them after this just to give them a little texture. A word of caution make sure you use the really fine sand paper, I first used thick sand paper and it scratched the pots. Next came the hard part, painting the numbers on. I tried free hand and it turned out horrible!!! I decided to take the easy route and use stencils.
I had a hard time finding the right letters for the No.
So I bought wooden ones and traced on the pot and then painted it in.
I then used the stencil for the numbers.
I am really happy with how they turned out, I think I might just have to do these for our house as well!