DIY Faux Concrete Planter: Concrete Decor Ideas
How to create a faux concrete texture look for any piece of decor & planter
Some decor is simply timeless.
It lasts through fads & trends because it can be used in multiple home styles.
One that I love specifically is concrete textured decor!
Concrete decor is perfect for adding character inside & outside, during any season.
The only problem is that it can be slightly expensive…
That’s why for this weeks Thrifty Style Team Challenge I am making my own concrete textured paint on the cheap 😉 (check out the other 13 thrifty projects at the end of this post)!
DIY Faux Concrete Planter
- Plaster of Paris
- White Paint
- Gray or Black Paint
While I was shopping my moms storage closet (all the good stuff hides in there 😉) I found this super cute but chipped vase/urn.
She said I could have it so immediately I started dreaming up what exactly I would do with this little gem.
I thought adding some faux concrete texture would give it a timeless look & add some character.
First I gathered my supplies, some leftover paint, a brush, & something to add texture.
I am going to use Plaster of Paris but you could use actual concrete dust or dirt.
Next, I mixed a little Plaster of Paris with the white paint & dabbed it all over the vase.
The reason I dabbed the paint & not brushed it on is because I want the texture of the rough surface it will create.
I let the first coat dry for about 10 minutes before starting my second mixture.
For the second mixture I added gray paint & even more Plaster of Pairs to the white mixture.
I mixed it all together & dabbed it on the same way.
If you need more texture add more plaster to the mix.
This is how it looked when I was finished!
Next, I added faux greenery to give it a little life!
I am in deep love with how this turned out y’all!
It’s amazing that just a little paint & plaster can completely restore any piece of decor into something new.
This has to be my easiest DIY ever & it cost me nothing to make which is a huge bonus.
I really needed a project win in the middle of this major kitchen renovation 😅
While I am on this concrete decor kick I thought I would round up some of my other favorites for y’all!
- Stone & Beam Concrete Lamp 2. Eastern Rock Vase 3. Round Concrete Tray 4. Concrete Knot Decor 5. Indoor/Outdoor Portable Fire pit 6. Head Bust Planter 7. Faux Rosemary Planter 8. Concrete Planter 9. Concrete Planter Bowl
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The Tattered Pew –The Secret Tip to Drying Hydrangeas
Cottage on Bunker Hill –How to Make Autumn Leaf Clay Trinket Dishes
Amy Sadler Designs –Wheat and Floral Decor for Fall Decorating
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