French Inspired Flower Pots

Today, I’m excited to share these French inspired flower pots, another quick and easy project we recently completed for the master bathroom at Loblolly.

If you guys have had the chance to follow along on all of our Loblolly adventures, you’ve probably seen the T-I-N-Y laundry room makeover we just finished as part of the One Room Challenge.

Working on that tiny laundry room definitely taught us some great lessons we’ll be putting to good use because both of the bathrooms are smaller than the 5×8 laundry room! Two of my best tips if you’re working in a super small space is to be very intentional about the pieces you’re bringing into the room and also to keep the same color palette you’re using in the rest of the house consistent in your tiny space as well.

A consistent color palette for Loblolly means lots of whites, creams, grays, and pops of black. Given the vanity in the bathroom is cherry and the countertop black, we decided to use gray accents. As with the case of the quick and easy vase makeover we were looking for an equally as quick and easy way to create French inspired flower pots.

I was SO close to using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen because I knew the colors would be consistent but it was my bestie S that suggested I try, automotive primer.

I know!

The color was a great match to what we had been using throughout the rest of the house. This is after one coat of paint.

We also knew the automotive primer would add a bit of extra texture to the flower pots which would help us to create an “aged” look. This is after three full coats.

We let the pots dry overnight. Then the next morning, we applied dark wax with a brush.

This is a great shot of how the wax settled with the texture from the automotive spray to create an aged look for these French inspired pots.

Given the bathroom is so small, we had to find a way to make it feel inviting without making the bathroom feel cluttered.

We knew we wanted to incorporate some plants though, so we decided to put three of these “aged” pots in the window.

You can find the faux plants at IKEA and see the new shower curtain peeking out in this photo too. It has a French inspired vibe as well.

It would have been super easy to leave these plants in a terra cotta pot. However, taking a few extra moments to give these French inspired flower pots an aged feel with dark wax and spray paint helps to convey a “collected over time” impression that is consistent with the rest of the house.

It may seem like a small thing but the details definitely matter!

See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share a simple soap rest that will literally only take you minutes to make! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – these flowerpots are so cute! Who knew that automotive primer could work so well on a project like this? You’re right – these couple of extra steps definitely took simple terra cotta pots to a beautiful, decorative level that gave them an authentic vintage look. Thanks so much for sharing this new method with us! Cheers to a great day!

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