We took an old ceramic planter and turned it into this vintage looking urn. Create your own DIY rusted Cast Iron planter with this tutorial.
I just love Vintage Decor.
The pieces from ages past and the stories that go with them.
So I have these pretty pieces placed all throughout my home where my eye can see.
When Jamie from So Much Better With Age asked if I wanted to promote her upcoming book, French Vintage Decor – I jumped at the chance!
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I may have had a fangirl moment when she reached out to me.
Not only is Jamie a dear fellow blogger, but her home is one that I want my home to be like when it grows up. Her blog is a regular place I visit for inspiration.
But this book.
I was wowed page after page.
Her book is chock full with easy tutorials on how to create the Vintage French Decor look in your home with her mind-blowing DIYs.
I flipped through the book and was taken away to DIY Dreamland!
Of course, I had to give one one of Jamie’s tutorials a whirl, and each page held a project I wanted to try. But I finally settled on her faux cast iron tutorial and I’m so excited to share this with you today. Let’s start with the supplies.
DIY Rusted Cast Iron Planter
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This old ceramic planter had been sitting in my craft closet for the past few years. It was originally green and I had updated it by painting it white.
I loved the raw concrete edge and curvy lines. And I knew it would work perfectly for this DIY Rusted Cast Iron Planter.
To achieve that cast iron look, you want to use Matte or Flat black spray paint. I found this paint and primer combo and it worked perfectly.
Spray each side, and don’t forget to spray the first few inches of the inside of the planter.
It’s dry to the touch after 10 minutes. Simply flip it upside down and apply a second coat.
Within a half hour, you have gorgeous cast iron look.
Of course, it would be stunning left as is, but I wanted to recreate Jamie’s aged feel.
For this DIY, to create that vintage look, you want to add those rusty elements here and there.
I had never worked with Fusion Paints Fresco Powder. This stuff is magic, y’all!
First I painted the areas I wanted aged, layering paint colors and powder mixes.
Since rust has that rough textures edge, I dabbed my brush on the planter to recreate that look.
Here you can really see how the different colors layered beautifully on top of one another.
Everything was dry to the touch in a half and hour and the result is stunning!
Sigh. It’s as if it should have been there all along.
My ceramic planter was made with marred marks, so those were the areas of focus I chose to distress.
I especially paid attention to the feet.
Isn’t it amazing how real this looks?!
I styled it with a few of my favorite decor pieces, like my tarnished silver and my DIY unbound books.
Now this simple DIY sits in my favorite corner.
On my favorite piece of furniture.
Surrounded by some of my most treasured decor items from long ago.
And this little DIY rusted Cast Iron planter fits right in, don’t you think?
Jamie’s book, Vintage French Decor, will be on the shelves by June 12th, but you can head over and preorder a copy now!
You are sure to find inspiration with these easy and amazing tutorials.