DIY Planter Urns from Thrift Shop Finds

March 28, 2017

 I found this metal flowerpot at a local thrift shop recently.

 This wooden candle holder has been in my parts stash for a while.  From a garage sale or thrift shop, no doubt.

I painted both pieces with two coats Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint in Antiquated Lace.  If you are painting a stained piece like the candle holder, it is advisable to paint it first with a latex enamel paint or spray with Rust-Oleum Zinsser 408 Bulls Eye Clear Shellac Spray 12 oz.  It is possible to have stain bleed through chalk paint if you don't base coat with an enamel or shellac the stained wood first.  

Since the candle holder had a dip in the center, I added a shim to even off the top of the candle holder and prevent the screw into the flowerpot from bending out the bottom.

DIY Planter Urn from Thrift Shop Parts
Instead of distressing my DIY urn with sandpaper, I used the FolkArt Home Decor Layering Wood Block, 36046 and Walnut Noyer color craft paint.  I sealed the paint with Varathane 262075 Half Pint Clear Matte Finish Soft Touch Polyurethane 

DIY Planter Urn from Thrift Shop Parts
I added a brown tag with "HERBS" for extra decoration, stamped with King so 28Pcs Letter Rubber Stamp Wooden Box Alphabet Number Vintage Handwriting Craft. 

Urn number two started with this metal container from the thrift shop and another candle holder.  (Pick these chunky candle holders up when you see them! ) I sprayed the candle holder with shellac, and painted both pieces with the Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint in Antiquated Lace.  I didn't add a shim on this urn, as I turned the candle holder upside down and the bottom was flush.  I screwed the two pieces together.  The hardest part being that the container was stainless steel and it was difficult to drill through.  

DIY Planter Urn from Thrift Shop Parts
I stenciled on a design with gray craft paint and as design from FolkArt Paper Stencil, 3-Inch Icon Size, 30620 Value Pack.  I distressed the urn with my Plaid Layering Block and sealed it with the matte water based poly.

DIY Planter Urn from Thrift Shop Parts
I tied a jute string on the two knobs on each side of the container.

DIY Planter Urns from Thrift Shop Parts  #upcycle #repurposed #thriftshopmakeovers
Here are my completed DIY, Thrift Shop, Planter Urns filled with faux greenery!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Very cute Carlene! Love them both.

  2. You are so endlessly creative! I love to see what you come up with.

  3. Such a great idea! Those are darling!


  4. Perfect! Perfect match! Love it!

  5. I love what you've done...these look great! Gonna have to look for chunky candlestick holders b/c I have some buckets. Where do you buy that Dutch Boy paint?


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