Jami’s Chippy Aqua Planters featuring DecoArt, Rockler, and Purdy

by Freckled Laundry on June 1, 2011

I stumbled upon this pretty photo of some weathered, aqua & turquoise clay pots on Pinterest last week and decided on the spot that I wanted to recreate the look.

Armed with a clay pot & canning jar,

a mixture of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “Provence” and “Old White”,

DecoArt’s new “Sea Glass” Acrylic Paint & Clear Patio Paint Sealer,

my trusty, well-loved Purdy paintbrush,
(I think it’s time for a new one for photo purposes, don’t ya think?!)

and Rockler Bench Cookies (love these!!!),

I did.

Aren’t they pretty?

(I added the already aqua canning jar for good measure.)

The ‘process’ was pretty simple.
For the clay pot, I used the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and sealed it with DecoArt’s Patio Paint sealer to protect the finish.

Don’t need that baby to weather any more than I intended it too!

First, I painted the entire pot.

(No need to be neat here, girls.)

Then, using a damp towel, I rubbed off the finish in all the right places.

Suggestion: Wait for the paint to dry before you rub, scrape, chip (pick your pleasure). If you don’t it will just smear and create milky streaks.

Then, I brushed on the Clear Patio Paint Sealer. It dried quickly & seals nicely. After it dried, I couldn’t even scrape the paint off with my finger nail.

For the ball glass jar, I used DecoArt’s “Sea Glass” Acrylic Paint which was identical to the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color that I used on the clay pot.

Again, I coated the entire jar with the paint, rubbed it scraped it, and sealed it with Patio Paint sealer to protect it from the elements. :)

See that little doohickie that it’s sitting on? It’s called a Bench Cookie. These things are awesome. They have a non-skid surface that allows to set your piece (i.e. furniture) on it and paint away without it slipping around. You can paint right to the bottom edge without missing a spot or messing up your tabletop.

You can purchase these little pyramid doohickies (a.k.a. “Bench Cookie Cones“) that snap onto the Cookies. They are awesome too because they touch less of the surface beneath if you want to get up under the edge of your piece.

I used them for a frame & window this weekend.

Man, I love little genius things like this that make my life so much easier!

Thank you to DecoArt, Purdy, Rockler, (and Annie Sloan) for a chance to use some quality products this weekend.

Although I receive products to use as a Resident Blogger, I am only required to show you how I use them. Any opinions that I share are always entirely honest and my own!

I’d love it you stopped by my blog for more projects!

freckled laundry



{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura June 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Nice job.
I love blues and the pots and jars! I used to paint a lot of my pots white and rub off the paint – I loved the worn, left-out-in-the-elements look, like french pottery! I just wish Annie Sloan wasn’t so expensive or I’d get me some.

Elizabeth@BlueClearSky June 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm

They look great! I really need some bench cookies for painting frames, furniture etc. I’m always using paint cans etc.

Cassie June 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Yes, please!!! I want to go out and get the paint right now!

cassie June 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm

i love the terra cotta pot especially. and i love me some aqua~ i ordered the same color and am working on a project with it. so pretty!

Cheri June 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

AWESOME JAMI–you never fail to bring brillance to the table.


Cheri June 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I mentioned my well loved brush too-


rasz June 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Great post! I love the color and the flower pot…I especially love your paint brush, now I know mine still has life left too!!!

This is my first visit to this site. As a fellow diy’er, I think I am going to be here for a couple hours!

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage May 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm

The terra cotta looks amazing!

amanda j. watkins June 2, 2012 at 1:02 am

What is the source of the original photo?

I love my Purdy paintbrush, too. :)

Audra @ Renewed Projects April 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

These turned out gorgeous! Looking forward to recreating for my own garden.

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