Fun With Old Sign Stencil Vintage Crock Number Stencils

October 22, 2020
I picked up this old drawer at an antique/consignment shop a few weeks ago for $5.

I gave it a whole new look!

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

First round ball knobs from Hobby Lobby were added to the bottom of the drawer as feet.  The feet were screwed on through the inside bottom of the drawer.  The feet keep the drawer sitting more level.

Then, I painted the whole drawer with two coats of Dixie Belle Paint in Hurricane Gray.

The chrome handle was painted with Krylon Spray Paint in Classic White.

Next I pulled out one of my newest stencils, Old Sign Stencils Vintage Crock Number Stencils.

All pricing and shipping on the website is in Canadian funds, and will be converted to US funds.

*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

I seldom cut up my stencils, but I found it much easier to use these as individual stencils.

I stenciled 1, 2 and 3, on one side of the drawer using Dixie Belle Paint in Fluff.

I added 4, 5, and 6 on the back side of the drawer,

And 7, 8, and 9 on the last drawer side.

I love adding numbers to my decor pieces!

I purchased this small plain crock at our local thrift shop for $4.

I taped the number two stencil on the crock using blue painter's tape.

Many old crocks have cobalt blue numbers stamped on them, so I pounced Dixie Belle Paint in Bunker Hill Blue on mine.

I had an old plain snuff jar in my thrift shop stash that I stenciled with the number 6 and the star.  I used Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar and Fusion Mineral Paint in Fort York Red.

I didn't have any trouble with the chalk style paint or the Fusion sticking to the glazed crocks.  I think I will seal the numbers with Rustoleum Painter's Touch Satin or Matte Clear Spray Paint, spraying only the number area.

I love how they turned out!

These terracotta pots are from the thrift shop and/or Joann Fabrics.

First, I base coated them with Rustoleum flat black enamel paint.

I added one of the crock number stencils to each pot using Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar. 

 I then wet distressed two of the pots with a damp rag, and sealed them with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax.

I won't put dirt directly into the pots since terracotta pots sweat.  

I will use a plastic liner with a live plant or fill the pots with faux plants.

This drawer would be fun filled with pumpkins or other seasonal decor, or as an everyday container vignette.

Thanks for visiting!

Pin for later!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

Sharing is caring

Receive my Posts and Newsletters to your Email

Comment with Facebook


  1. Super cute! You always come up with such neat ideas!

  2. Really love how you used these numbers Carlene! And what a great idea cutting the stencil up to use for smaller or working around ridges on surfaces! These look SO good... perfectly scaled for those pots and adorable on the drawer!


Post a Comment

Thanks for your comments! I respond to most comments by email unless anonymous or no reply blogger. I also have a facebook comment box.
By leaving a comment you are consenting to your email being collected for communication purposes only. Your privacy is important to me.