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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

An "Antique" crock pot

Today, a little tute on how to make this cute "antique" crockpot. I'm doing my kitchen in the new apartment in blues and creams and whites. On a super small budget I had to get creative. 

A while ago (like 4 or 5 years ago) I bought a set of paper mache boxes similar to this. Buy a new set here (also the location of the photo source). 
Darice® Set of 3 Paper Mache Boxes-8'',9'' & 10'', , hi-res
The smaller two were used as Christmas presents long ago and I have been packing around the single biggest one through 4 moves with no idea in sight of what to do with it. When we moved into the new place and I had to redecorate again

I wanted it to look like the old crocks with the handles so I headed to Home Depot and bought one of these 2 inch white birch cabinet door pulls. Marked the center of the lid and put a small hole in it with a quilting needle and attached it with the screw that was included. If I ever do this project again I would get a smaller screw than the one that came with it. Like, much smaller. 
Photo Source and Buy here
I painted the whole thing with the Ceramcoat Plaid brand acrylic Antique White craft paint (purchased at Wal-Mart) after the handle was attached. I had to do 2 coats to get it to be covered evenly, but this paint dries quickly. I let it dry completely and actually let it sit for a few days but you shouldn't have to necessarily wait that long. I had the letter stamps that I bought a couple of years ago at a scrapbook expo and used SEI's blue ink block. The blossom is from the Moravia stamp collection also from SEI. The project was so simple and it really shouldn't have taken me as long as it did. I love it! 

And I think it fits in beautifully with the rest of the decor. This whole shelf of decor cost me right around $15. The lettered all-white crocks were $2 and were lettered with similar techniquesand the two small pitchers and the small cream crock I got at Deseret Industries for $7. 

1 comment:

  1. Those are very cute, creative and inexpensive! A very impressive finish!