Jade Plant – Painted Terracotta Pot Makeover

I have an old Jade plant or Friendship Tree, Crassula ovata.  It has been in our family for over a decade.  This winter it took a big hit when we had an unexpected snow storm.  We were out of town at the time and were unable to move it to a protected area.    It is in need of a little, okay a lot of TLC. Painted Terra Cotta Pot - Love the White & Gold My poor plant used to look like the “COOL” plant on the block and sadly now is “LOL”.  Looking on the bright side, it has a good root ball and they are hardy plants.  With a little tending loving care I am hopeful that it will bounce back in no time.

My Supply List:  (This project did not cost me anything because I used left over paint and supplies I already had on hand. BONUS!)

  • medium terracotta pot with spiral design
  • off white – cream semi-gloss water based paint left over from painting the office & utility room.
  • Krylon Gold Foil Metallic spray paint
  • foam brush and inexpensive detailing brushes
  • sealer (optional)  Any spray sealer will do.  I happen to LOVE Varathane Wood Floor Finish.  I bought it for my floor projects but now use it on everything!

Krylon Gold Foil Metallic spray paint

I sprayed a small amount of the metallic gold paint in a tray so that I could brush it on.  This paint has an oil base to it so cleaning the bush is difficult.  I would recommend using inexpensive disposable brushes for this project.

Jade Plant Painted Terracotta Pot Makeover

Jade Plant Painted Terracotta Pot Makeover
Yes, I add a creeping plant to add some color and volume 🙂


To document the transformation of My Jade Plant-Panted Terracotta Pot Makeover I added a year stamp.  I will be adding updated photos from time to time to record our progress.

Jade Plant Painted Terracotta Pot Makeover

Thank you for stopping by today. I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my DIY project! Don’t forget to sign up to follow me by e-mail so you don’t miss out on what’s happening at Adams Manor in 2014.

WendyRenee-01I would like to give acknowledgement to Chelsea at LovelyIndeed.com.
I based my project on her DIY tutorial.

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Wendy Renee Adams

Wendy Renne Adams is an arts & crafts freelancer, and this is her website. She loves life, family, friends, animals and crafts not necessarily always in that order.

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