Scallop Shell Terra Cotta Pot {Terra Cotta Pot Challenge}

Well hello there! It’s time for our monthly décorating challenge! Last month the challenge was decorating with baskets. In case you missed it, here’s what I shared:

This thrift store basket was easily updated with a little spray paint!

 Beachy Basket Makeover

Now we have a new challenge!

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Here is my clay pot before:

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I found three of them at a yard sale for 25¢ a piece ages ago and they’ve just been sitting in my garage ever since.

With the Summer rolling in I’ve been enjoying adding a few beachy elements to my spaces lately. It started with that basket and then I created this Shell wreath, and this fun shell garland for my fireplace. So why not keep the theme going?

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

This could not have been easier!

I started by painting my pot. I used latex paint as a base.

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I had a ton of scallop shells left over from my other shell projects. They came in a pretty good sized bag from TJ Maxx. I thought they’d be perfect to add around the top.

I just hot glued them in place:

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

I had this faux stone spray paint left over from my Thrifty Fall Centerpiece, and thought it would look like sand!

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

It kinda does a little.

That’s it! I didn’t seal it or anything since I was adding a faux plant, but I don’t think you have to anyway.

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

This little $20 dollar yard sale table usually lives over by my back sliding glass doors, but I had the yard sale hutch I shared on Tuesday set up there to take pictures, so this little guy ended up in my dining room to get his picture taken. This is actually a sewing machine table.

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

That’s my little cutie in preschool. He’ll be starting 8th grade in the Fall, sniff sniff.

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

 

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

 

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

Just one more fun way to transform a plain old terra cotta pot!

Give a terra cotta pot a beachy makeover with faux stone spray paint and scallop shells!

Be sure to visit these fabulous ladies below and see what they did for our Clay Pot challenge!! So many fun ideas!

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Next month’s challenge will be decorating with trays…easy!

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Comments

  1. Great idea and the stone paint looks like sand! Perfectly beachy! Love it!
    Debbie

  2. Maggie M says:

    Love how your clay pot turned out! Love the sandstone finish-looks like a million!

  3. super cute and perfect for this this time of the year. I have never used that stone spray. wow, it really does transform the look.

  4. Love it Christy – using the speckle paint is perfect!

  5. What a great idea Christy! That stone spray is the perfect touch! (I haven’t used that in years!!! lol)
    And…that lamp is so pretty. I don’t remember seeing it at your house when I was there! I love it!
    xo
    Nancy

    • Thanks, Nancy! I bought a pair of those lamps on the clearance at Marshalls for $22 each. The only thing I could see wrong with them to be on clearance was one of them was missing the glass finial on top. They were regularly $50, so I snatched them right up! I love them too! 🙂

  6. This looks really expensive!

  7. Very cool!

  8. Love it! The seashells and sand stone paint, really give it charm! I have not used that stone spray paint in a while. Maybe I should go see what new colors are available. 🙂

  9. BOOO!!! how come you got all the creative genes!!!! not fair…but it is nice you share!!!!
    5-star project!!!
    Addie

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