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Easy Magnolia Market Pocket Makeover

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This easy Magnolia Market pocket makeover takes just 15 minutes to finish. Sometimes, you gotta make a DIY change, even if it means a Magnolia clay pocket makeover.

folded wall pocket with greenery on wall with Magnolia Market brand


Don’t you just love a gorgeous Magnolia Market decor item?

And, those lovely Fixer Upper style pieces are even better when they come from your dear sister, who happened to cross off a Silo-visit from her bucket-list first!

But, I’m not the least bit bitter.

When my sister, DeeDee, FaceTimed me directly from THE Silos a few months back, she gave me a virtual tour of the Magnolia Market to ease my pain.

When she scanned past the infamous folded wall pockets (which are currently sold out), I may have let out a little squeal!

So, to ease my pain a bit more, my generous sister brought me back not one, not two, but THREE of those lovely clay pocket planters! (Okay, it eased my pain a LOT!)

The Dilemma

But, when I went to hang them up, I found that the color of the pockets was almost the exact same color as my bedroom wall!

easy magnolia market pocket makeover pockets hanging on wall and sitting on white surface

Not good.

Don’t get me wrong. The off-white color IS pretty, just not against an off white wall. (Believe me, this shows more of a tone difference than there actually is!)

easy magnolia market pocket makeover pockets hanging on wall and sitting on white surface

So, what do you do when the color isn’t just right?

Well, you can take 15 minutes and do an easy Magnolia Market pocket makeover… with paint!

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Magnolia Clay Pocket Makeover with Paint

It’s actually quite easy to change the color of most decor pieces. And these clay wall pockets were not exception.

All you need is:

Then just cover the leather hanging loop with the Frog Tape and follow the picture tutorial!

tutorial pics on how to makeover clay wall pocket

You don’t want to pull the whole leather ‘hanging loop’ out, because it may be difficult to re-insert. So just cover it in Frog Tape so it doesn’t get any paint on it. (See pic 1)

Untie the knots on the back and “unthread”.

Then paint with the white chalk paint. If you want a ‘rustic’ look (like I did), don’t worry about getting solid coverage (pic 6). Hint, don’t load your brush with lots of paint… use a little and add more as you go.

If you’re like me, I want the Magnolia name to show on the clay pockets. Be careful when there is imprinted lettering on a piece to either dry-brush the paint over the area, or be sure to clean out excess paint from the letters. (pic 7)

After the pieces dry, re-thread the folded pockets, making sure the top loops are all the same length (ask me how I know this).

It’s easy to repaint frames, too! Try your hand at it with some black chalk paint!

Magnolia Clay Pocket Makeover Results

And the finished product is EXACTLY what I was going for (and actually what I thought they looked like the first time I saw them on the Fixer Upper episode “The Plain Gray Ranch”).

easy magnolia market pocket makeover pockets with greenery and candle on dresser

The white chalk paint ‘stands-out’ better against my pale tan walls. The sprigs of greenery are perfect for the summer season, too!

easy magnolia market pocket makeover pockets with greenery on wall

That Magnolia Market brand name still shows through, as well!

folded wall pocket with greenery on wall with Magnolia Market brand

The perfect place for these?

The space above the dresser has just been waiting… for months!

easy magnolia market pocket makeover pockets with greenery and candle on dresser

If you want to try your hand at another quick and easy upcyle, try this Hobby Lobby Cheap Tray Makeover.

Update: For those of you asking what is written on my dresser, here are the closeup photos.

white drawer front with writing he has clothed me

This is my son’s dresser from when he was a baby. He decided to not take it with him when he moved out, which I was not sad about. So, it got some chalk paint (it was originally natural wood) and some pretty drawer pulls.

And I hand painted the verse…

white drawer front with writing in garments of salvation

It’s one of my fave pieces in My Wee Abode!

Now It’s Your Turn

How ’bout you? Do you have something in your home that needs a 15-minute paint makeover? Well, this easy Magnolia Market Pocket Makeover may just be the inspiration you need! I hope so!

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  1. Oh my golly, those look aahhhmazing! I never, okay rarely ever, think to paint something to fit in with my decor which is crazy to think but totally true. I need to hang out with you more often! Super cute! BTW, what does your chest of drawers say? Pinned!

    1. Thanks, Cindy! Paint is my go-to DIY tool. 😉 I’ve updated the post to share the verse on my drawer. 🙂

  2. What a difference a touch of white paint makes! These wall pockets look terrific on your wall above your dresser.

    Like Cindy, I want to know what is on your dresser drawer.

  3. Love this quick makeover! You know I love paint and it’s magic.

    I just posted a quick paint update today on my blog for a piece in my kitchen.


  4. Amazing what a coat of paint can do! Thanks for reminding all of us; sometimes a simple solution is the way to go!

  5. Your magnolia clay pockets are so cool, no wonder you squealed when your sister panned the camera by them. From someone who’ll paint anything if stands still long enough, I love that you made them your own with a little paint.

    1. Thanks, Kelly! It was such a blessing to be part of the Welcome Home Sunday ‘gang’ this week!

  6. This is such a fun little makeover! I love how the crisp white stands out against the walls now and the pairing with the fresh green stalks is just gorgeous. Beautiful job on the dresser too!

  7. Love your pocket makeover, Julie! The brighter white really does stand out better, and the sprigs of greenery look so perfect. I adore the phrase you hand-painted on the dresser, too. Just lovely! Hugs, Crissy

    1. Thanks, Crissy, my dear! The Bible verse is very comforting, and is quite appropriate for a dresser! 😉

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I need to scoot on over and link-up. It’s been a busy weekend, and I need to get used to the new party time!

  8. Where would we be without paint Julie!! Such a small change, but one that made a huge difference. I love the way your pockets pop against your neutral walls now.
    Thank you for sharing this week at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather. I always appreciate your time and effort in sharing and your sweet comments too.

  9. I missed this post the first time around. I love the Scripture on your dresser, Julie! I’m glad you edited the post.


    1. Thanks, Niky. These are some of my faves. Looking to hang them up in my bedroom, as soon as I can get my act together and finish the design. 🙂

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