Monday, May 11, 2015

Diy Faux Crock

Its Monday and still raining here :( I hope you all had a great weekend and fantastic mothers day! I sure miss being able to spend special days like that with our family! Since it was such a rainy weekend there wasn't a lot to do so I decided to finish a project that I started about 5 million years ago! haha!
Here is the back story on this. When my husband and I first got married he left about a week later to go back to 29 Palms where he was stationed at the time! We had to wait a couple weeks for me to move down there since he had to sign us up for housing! It was rough spending the first couple weeks of married life away from each other! Then once he got the housing situation secured, my dad and I packed my little grand prix full and headed out to California from Michigan! I am so happy that we did that the memories from that trip are priceless! Anyways since we had pretty much nothing when I moved out there, (grand prix's are not very big and I had to leave a lot of our wedding gifts back), a utensil holder was one of our first purchases as a married couple. I know cheesy of me to still hold on to a utensil holder haha. Enough rambling though! Here is the before
Mainstays Red Tool Holder
At $5.00 there really is no going wrong! You can buy it here.
The picture above shows where I left off from when I started this project! My husband spray painted it white.  
From painting our house we had a million paint samples going unused so I used Ivory brown by Valspar for this project! 
Then I mixed some non-sanded grout in with the paint to make chalk paint!  
Then I put 2 coats of the paint on it. 
After that I printed the number three on a note card and had my husband trace it out since I am not at all good at that. 
It turned out really messy but was able to fix it with a small paint brush. 
Here is the final product! Eventually I am going to use it as a planter outside but with this yucky weather it might be a couple days until that happens! 
Hope you have a great Monday guys! What do you think of this faux crock? 
Alli Renee 

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  1. What a great idea! The finished product turned out great - I'm not going to pass up those newer vases anymore after this tutorial.

  2. This is an awesome idea! I would never have thought of doing this. I will have to try it for sure.

  3. This is a wonderful transformation. Nice job!

  4. Genius idea!! Your crock looks so realistic-I would never have known it was a utensil holder!!! A definite pin!!!

  5. This is such a good idea. I was just thinking about my utensil crock this morning. I remember wanting one years ago, and I searched a lot of antique stores before I found mine. To think I could have just made one!! ;) Visiting from #WonderfulWednesdayBlogHop. Your blog is very pretty!

  6. Such a cute idea! And it turned out beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  7. Really cute! This would make a great gift.

  8. Ooooh.... very nice! This post is one of our most clicked and will be featured on the upcoming Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row. Congrats!

  9. Love it! Such a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  10. This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  11. How cute! Love how it turned. I didn't realize you were from Michigan (that's where I was born, raised and am currently living). CA to MI is a loooong trip! Thanks for linking up with Idea Box.