My mom used to make ceramics when I was growing up, she made this canister set back in 1979.
Sheesh.. did I just date myself? Ha ha!
Anyways this is the only piece that has survived. I found stuck in the basement covered in dust doing some clean out!
It was going in the trash but hey, I can give it a makeover! I wanted a planter to transfer some mason jar plants I have that needed more room to grow.
Can you tell this sucker is from the 70’s?! Funny what was ‘in’ back then.
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Some trusty ole spray paint turned this out dated canister into a cute planter!
Spray paint fixes everything, eh?
I used Valspars aqua spray paint. My favorite aqua spray paint, its the perfect aqua shade!
I also gave it an aged look with some Minwax stain. Just rubbed with a rag and rubbed/buffed the wax. Don’t do it too hard or let a lot of stain sit in one place long, it can start to eat at the paint.
Those chips blended pretty well and you barley notice them. I suppose I could of use some filler and sanded it out but, I like some character.
I love it, I think it makes cute planter pot! And hey, it was free and carries along in the family!
Of course I had to do a mason jar planter too! Ha ha.
There was a small piece of the plant that was new growth so it fit perfectly in a mason jar.
And sure enough its aqua! Can you tell I love me some aqua? I used one of my vintage Ball jars, I love the vintage ones!
Have you turned an old thrifty find into a planter? I have a free printable print of the above jar in this post if you like.