With all the plants I’ve been buying lately (If you haven’t seen all the post in my series: Decorating with Plants-HERE they are!)and with spring planting season just weeks away, I thought I’d experiment by painting a few terra-cotta pots to add some age and character.
I went to my favorite place…Pinterest and found a great tutorial on painting terra cotta from Richella of Imparting Grace
Here’s my take on painting little terra cotta pots…
To start, I used Rust-Olem Stone Textured Spray…
I sprayed the terra cotta pots and then let them dry-they take hours to dry by the way…then I sanded the pots and saucers until I liked the look.
(Here they are before sanding)
Then I took some watered down craft paint in sage green and a bit of watered down craft paint in white, mixed the paint together until I liked the color and rubbed it onto the terra cotta pots…After the paint dried I lightly sanded over the entire surface!
I love the aged finish on the terra cotta! You can’t use these outside according to the Stone Spray instructions, but they look great in the house and on the screen porch!
I keep a few on the kitchen table…
And a few more here, there and everywhere!
I love terra cotta pots and with a little paint you can add so much character and charm.
Have a deeeelightful day my sweet friends!