New Life to an Old Pot

Hey there, bohofriscans! Are you tired of looking at plain and boring decor in your home? Well, we’ve got a fun and easy DIY project that will help you transform your space without spending a dime. That’s right, we’re talking about painting an old gray cement pot!

I’ve had this old gray pot for years and never thought about painting it til last week haha

When it comes to home decor trends, one theme that’s been especially popular lately is food-inspired decor. From fruit prints to kitchen-themed accents, food decor is a fun and playful way to add some personality to your space. In particular, strawberry prints have been especially trendy lately, with everything from wallpaper to bedding featuring the sweet fruit. (Below the strawberry pot was found on Pinterest!)

Another trend in home decor right now is maximalism, which is all about embracing bold colors, patterns, and textures. So don’t be afraid to mix and match different prints and styles in your home decor, whether it’s in your furniture, textiles, or art.

Sustainability is also a growing trend in the home decor world, with more and more people looking for ways to create a stylish and eco-friendly space. Upcycling old items, like we did with the cement pot, is a great way to reduce waste and create something unique and meaningful.

Boho and eclectic styles continue to be popular in home decor and I’d argue even more so now as people are pushing back against all beige homes. These styles are all about mixing and matching different patterns, textures, and colors to create a cozy and eclectic space that reflects your personality. Just give it a shot and experiment with different decor styles and find what works best for you.

By incorporating some of these current decor trends into your DIY projects, you can create a space that’s both trendy and unique. So have fun, get creative, and happy decorating!

First, find an old cement pot that’s seen better days. Maybe it’s been sitting in your garage for years, or perhaps it’s just a little too plain for your liking. Whatever the reason, it’s time to give it a new lease on life!

Next, gather your supplies. For this project, you’ll need some acrylic paints in your favorite colors, a paintbrush, and some inspiration. I found a picture on Pinterest of a pot painted purple with strawberries that I absolutely loved, so I used that as my inspiration.

Now it’s time to get creative! Using your paintbrush, start painting the pot in your base color. I chose a lovely shade of purple, but you can choose any color you like. Make sure to let each layer of paint dry before adding the next. I did two coats of my base color.

Once your base coat is dry, it’s time to add some strawberry details. You can use a small paintbrush to paint the strawberries or even a stencil if you want a more precise look. I just did them in vague guitar pic shapes which seemed to work out okay.

Add some leaves and stems to your strawberries to make them look more realistic. (Sorry the pic below is bad quality! I was doing this craft after work and it got late so the lighting was really bad when I finished up!!)

.I also added little yellow seeds and I made some of the green strawberry tops a lighter shade. I felt like this just added more visual interest to the overall look! But, the best thing about this project is that it doesn’t need to be perfect. Just add details or anything you want or keep it really simple.

And just like that, you’ve transformed an old, plain cement pot into a fun and trendy piece of decor that you’ll love to display in your home. Not only is this DIY project fun and easy, but it’s also a great way to upcycle something you already own and give it a new purpose.

Here’s my final product!!! Honestly, I think it’s super cute. Next time you’re feeling bored with your home decor, don’t go out and spend money on new pieces. Instead, find something old and plain and give it a new life with a little bit of paint and creativity. Happy crafting, boho babes!




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