DIY Concrete Painted Pots // Fat Paint

If you've been here before, you know that we love a good Ikea hack, and we love working with local businesses. So the chance to combine the two AS WELL as a giveaway?! We're all over that. We were recently sent some paints from the new Amanda Forest Collection by local paint company Fat Paint. They teamed up with Amanda, a Canadian interior designer to create this amazing collection of colours. Their paints are great for DIY's or home projects, super easy to use, to clean, and we found it goes on really nice. Definitely the paint I'm going to go to next time I paint a dresser or piece of furniture. We stuck with some of the neutral colours for this DIY because they were perfect for making these faux concrete pots. The new collection has amazing bright colours that are perfect for adding a pop of sunshine to any room!

We've been trying to add more plants to our studio space to liven it up! We've had these Ikea pots kicking around for a while but the brown doesn't match the space so well. So we thought why not paint them! We've been looking around for concrete pots for our plants, but they can be quite pricy. 

1. We started out by adding a base coat of black, just brushing it on in single strokes, covering most of the brown. 

2. Next you're going to add a layer of white, going over some of the black, but mostly making sure all of the brown is covered with this coat. You can't really mess the base layers up! Just be sure to cover the whole pot by the end of this coat.

3. Next we used Couture Linen and lightly brushed on a layer of paint, you don't want to have the paint brush fully covered in paint, just lightly coated. Do light brush strokes and then use paper towel to blend it in so the base coats come through a bit. 

4. For the final coat, we used Greysful and applied it using a crumpled up paper towel. Dip the paper towel into the paint and brush it onto the pot, you want the colours underneath to come through just a little bit. You don't need the grey paint to be on the paper towel super thick, you can start with a little bit and then rub it onto the pot. blending it in different directions. Doing some circular motions and some up and down. 

5. One it's dry, lightly sand it in a sideways motion.

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Ta daaaaa, concrete! I love how these turned out, and they look amazing with the fresh green plants in them, they're perfect on our white shelves! I think I might try this on something smaller for some candle holders next.

Now we did mention a G I V E A W A Y! One winner will receive the entire Amanda Forrest Collection line of paint in pints, a 200g jar of Natural FAT Wax and a room make-over consultation with Amanda Forrest herself!

Enter the giveaway by commenting below. Tell us what projects you would use these paints for, and what room in your house needs a makeover! 

Valentines Day Roundup Inspiration

HEYYY BOYYYYSSSS  (..and ladies!)  
Valentines Day is JUST AROUND THE CORNER! No need to panic - we have a full roundup of fun ideas on ways to treat and surprise your special lover. 

Blush Candle
LooLoo Dress
Oh Honey Bracelet
Spark Ring
Pastel Watercolour Map
Lazy Locks Dry Shampoo

 

Rope Light DIY

Been wanting to change up your lighting? Here is a fun rope DIY that is super easy, and a good way to impress your gal/man.

Homemade Lip & Cheek Stain! 
This is a super easy DIY and a fun gift for you to give your girl! She will love that you took the time to peel those beets, and it's always fun to try a natural stain! All you need are a few beets, some oil, and a touch of honey. 

Make a personalized beach blanket! 

Go out and buy some fabric paints and paint some fun designs on a blanket! We made these stamps, but some simple stripes or circles would make a rad blanket.

Leather key Chain
If you have some tools and leather handy, and you've got some time - this is SURE to impress your love. Thanks Jesse Morrow for this post!

MMMMMMM How about some yummy Recipes for a cozy night in??
 

Gingerbread Popcorn
Who doesn't love a good movie night?? Whip up some gingerbread popcorn and snuggle up. 

BE MINE Sugar Cookies
Roll up your sleeves and roll out that dough. Make your darling smile with these cute love note cookies! 

..and last but CERTAINLY not least, breakfast in bed. Mmmmmm. Nothing better.
 

Breakfast PoutinePeach waffles

Hope this helps!! 

Happy Month of Looooooooove
xo
Lindsay & Tegan