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.
EASY MAGNOLIA MARKET POCKET MAKEOVER
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!)
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!
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!)
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!
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”).
The white chalk paint ‘stands-out’ better against my pale tan walls. The sprigs of greenery are perfect for the summer season, too!
That Magnolia Market brand name still shows through, as well!
The perfect place for these?
The space above the dresser has just been waiting… for months!
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.
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…
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!