DIY Glazed Clay Pots {& Vintage French Decor Book}

Today I’m sharing some simple and beautiful DIY glazed clay pots filled with Lavender,
with the original tutorial being found in the new book French Vintage Decor by Jamie Lundstrom.

There is something so quintessentially European about clay pots for plants. Maybe it calls to mind clay tile roofs… or clay pots full of Geraniums and Lavender and all kinds of herbs lined up on terraces and stone patios throughout the sunbaked Mediterranean regions. Whatever it is, I can scarcely glance at a clay pot without being reminded of our travels through the beautiful French villages of the Alsace region. It was one the highlights of our trip to Europe the summer before last…

Old European buildings.

Beautiful flowers hanging on the balconies of old buildings.

The history and rustic character, all wrapped up in simple and elegant decorative pieces.

Pieces like these beautiful and simple french style DIY glazed clay pots…

DIY Glazed Clay Pots graphic.

Recently my friend Jamie, of So Much Better with Age, published a French Vintage Home Decor book chock-full of over 70 amazing decor project tutorials. I’m really excited for Jamie, not only because she has done such a beautiful job with her book but because we’ve been blogging friends for quite a few years now and we’ve even traveled to conferences together! She is such a sweet, funny, and hard-working pal and I’m super proud of her accomplishments! Jamie is also a “neighbour” of mine, being from Vancouver, which is the closest “big” city to where we live. Isn’t it crazy that we both published books within a week of one another! (I shared about publishing my own recent craft book here)

I was thrilled to receive my own beautiful copy, and couldn’t wait to give one of her home projects a try!

French Vintage Decor book on the table beside a basket.

I decided to tackle these glazed clay pots, and found some beautiful and simple ones on sale at my local garden center for only $2 a piece! I also picked up some Hidicote blue lavender to fill them with, once my project was completed.

I followed Jamie’s instructions in the tutorial very closely, using an off-white chalk paint for the surface followed by a gloss varathane to finish them off. I didn’t have a spray varathane on hand, so I used a brush on kind and it worked perfectly. This was a quick and simple DIY project, and I love the rustic elegant feel that they have…

Lavender in a clay pot.

Up close picture of the purple lavender.

Two clay pots on the table.

Three painted clay pots with lavender on the table.

I can’t wait to try some more of the DIY projects from this book!

Some of the other projects include (plus more):

  • Trumeau Mirror
  • Clay Bowls
  • Zinc Bistro Set
  • Cheesecloth Tablecloth
  • Rustic French Tray
  • French Cheese Safe
  • Baguette Bag
  • Concrete Bowl with Moss
  • Plaster Dipped Flower Art
  • Aged Urn Topiary
  • Antique Labels on Brown Bottles
  • Press for Champagne Sign
  • Framed Needlepoint

Pictures from the French Vintage Decor book.

You can read more about this French Vintage Decor book here…

AND…order your own copy of Jamie’s new book, French Vintage Decor, right here!





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  1. Hello,

    I absolutely love the basket bag posted with the book. Do you know if it still available? I am in love with it!!

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