DIY Easy Planter Makeover

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: DecoArt Chalky Finish paint, brushes, planter

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)What can I say, I’m officially obsessed with house plants. At some point, someone is going to have to come over and cut me off before my apartment turns into a jungle. They’re just such an easy way to bring color into your home, don’t you think? And why settle for a basic terra cotta planter when you can customize it to fit your decor in less than an hour! Here’s how I gave mine a makeover:

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)I used DecoArt’s chalky finish paint for this project because of the ultra matte finish (the end results almost feels like ceramic). The paint also requires no primer which is great for saving time. You can grab the planter at Ikea.

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)Apply the base color to your planter and dish. Once thoroughly dry, you can add your pattern. To achieve the design I made, make a row of dashes then, for the next row (above), have the dashes go the opposite direction. Because of the thicker coverage of the chalky paint, I didn’t have to do a second coat of the pattern color, even though it was a bit lighter than the base (woo!). It also helps to use a soft bristle brush to avoid any visible brushstrokes.

You can seal with a creme varnish or wax before potting your plant, but that’s up to you!

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)And that’s it! I’m thinking of making a few in different alternating color, what do you think? If you liked this idea, be sure to visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration! They’re also hosting a pretty amazing content that you may want to check out– see details here.

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)




  • Love this! Your revamped planter looks so cute (:

  • HelloLidy

    This is SO good!!! Just like I knew it would be – off to paint some pots now!!


  • Sarah

    Love this! Your color and pattern choice are so good!

  • Carrie Waller

    Obsessed!! Your photos kick so much a$$, too =) =)

  • Yes! Love those sassy little dashes! Definitely make more.

    And I in the same boat as you; It started with IKEA’s wonderfully cheap snake plants and now plants just seem to follow me home.

    • I’m on it! Thinking a black and white one might look pretty great!

      And yes! I was so surprised that Ikea actually had okay plants! Like I need another thing to buy there, right? :)

  • This color combo… Beautiful Beautiful <3.

  • Simple and cute…LOVE it! that chalky paint is so great :)

    • Thanks Deonna! And I LOVE the chalky paint. Can’t wait to give it a try on a furniture project!