A quick and easy Fluted Tin Flower Pot Refresh
This pretty but dated tin vase has been collecting dust in the corner of the workshop for almost a year. The original retailer's price tag read $24.99 and I think we paid $2.00. I loved the pretty feet and fluted top but wasn't a fan of the patina.
It never ceases to amaze me how a fresh coat of paint can completely transform a piece and this was no exception. All I did was brush a couple of coats of Simplicity White chalk paint on it. Easy peasy, right. After the paint dried I hit the embossed details with 220 grit sandpaper for a distressed look.
The exterior was protected with clear wax and the inside with two coats of Rust-oleum Ultra Cover Matte Clear spray.
I slipped a dollar store glass cylinder inside and filled it with Spring flowers that were on clearance at our local grocery store.
It was the perfect addition to my simple dining room Spring vignette.
Would you consider it a vase or a flower pot?
Whatever it is, next time you see these tin pots on the thrift store shelves, think twice about walking right by it.
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