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Easy DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel

Easy DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel

Do you like shopping online? What’s your favorite online store? I love looking at Pottery Barn because I get so many good ideas. I love their items but rarely order because I’m always looking for a deal. LOL

I was recently browsing and saw a Earthenware Vessel that caught my eye. Instead of ordering one, I began to search for a vessel of similar proportions that could be transformed. Here are the steps to make an Easy DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel from a thrift store find.

Here is my inspiration piece. I loved the size and texture but I just couldn’t justify the purchase price.

Step 1 – Find a similar shaped vessel

First, I spied this cute little ceramic vessel for only $4.00 at a thrift store. It may take some time to find the perfect vessel, but keep your eyes open. Once you find your vessel, be sure to clean it with soap and water. In addition, wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any greasy film.

Simple ceramic vessel. Easy Pottery Barn Hack - DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel.  Step by Step instructions to save you money and perfect for fall decorating, fall decor and autumn center pieces.  Bowl for flower Arrangements, shelf styling and more.

Although I thought this piece was nice as it is, I had something different in mind.


Step 2 – Add Texture to create a Faux Earthenware Look

Secondly, you will need a small amount of Chalk Paint and Light Weight Spackling to cover and add texture to your vessel. I recommend using chalk paint because it will adhere to almost any surface and you can use any color you choose. Next, mix the paint and Spackle together and stir until you have a smooth mayonnaise consistency. You only need enough to coat the vase once.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen for my base color.


Faux Earthenware Finish

Now using a paint brush, apply the mixture over the entire surface of the vessel. Work in a circular direction around the vase and allow your brush strokes to remain visible. Also, you will want to add some of the texture mixture to the inside of the rim. Then, allow the mixture to dry for several hours.

Add texture to make this earthenware vessel from a ceramic container.

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Step 3 – Add DIY Color

Once the vessel is completely dry, color can be added to any area you desire. Because this vessel had a raised leaf design, I highlighted them, using a dry brush with burnt sienna craft paint.

Add color to earthenware faux vessel
Perfect for fall decorating.

In addition, I used a dark wax to add color around the bottom and top of the vessel. Begin by applying a small amount on a rag or paper towel and rub off any excess as you go.

Add Color to DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel made from ceramic bowl.  Pottery Barn Hack.

Continue to work with the color until you like the finish. This may include adding more of the texture mixture or other colors of craft paint.

Step 4 – Seal to Protect Vessel

This step is optional, but if you plan to use your vessel outside, you may want to apply a sealer. Just mist the entire surface with a Matte Clear Spray Sealer.

Easy Pottery Barn Hack - DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel.  Step by Step instructions to save you money and perfect for fall decorating, fall decor and autumn center pieces.  Bowl for flower Arrangements, shelf styling and more.

Finally, here is a close up view of the texture that was added to the ceramic vessel.

Easy Pottery Barn Hack - DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel.  Step by Step instructions to save you money and perfect for fall decorating, fall decor and autumn center pieces.  Bowl for flower Arrangements, shelf styling and more.
Easy DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel.  Bowl is perfect for flower arrangement, shelf styling and fall decorating.  Pottery Barn Hack.

Here is another method to achieve an Earthenware appearance I applied to a thrifted lamp. Click here for the final results.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Easy Pottery Barn Hack - DIY Faux Earthenware Vessel.  Step by Step instructions to save you money and perfect for fall decorating, fall decor and autumn center pieces.  Bowl for flower Arrangements, shelf styling and more.

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Sunday 2nd of January 2022

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Margie Clements

Friday 10th of September 2021

Love that idea! Thanks for sharing Rachel 🙂

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 12th of September 2021

Margie, Thanks so much for your kind encouragement.

Stacy

Thursday 9th of September 2021

What a cool diy! I’m sure I have something laying around that I can use for this one.

rahrags@gmail.com

Thursday 9th of September 2021

Stacy, Thanks so much.

Va in NC

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

I love this project....I intend to try soon. So glad I discovered your site. Your ideas are terrific and I love your home.

rahrags@gmail.com

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Oh I really am so glad you found me. Thanks for making my day.

Ivory

Saturday 6th of March 2021

Wow, totally amazing. I love everything about this diy, and plan to do several pots I have, this summer. Thanks for sharing

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 7th of March 2021

Ivory, Thank you so much. I appreciate you for stopping by.