4.23.2012

EASY DIY: FAUX AGED TERRA COTTA POTS

Over the weekend, I managed to squeeze in a little DIY project for the kitchen.  I love the look of aged terra cotta pots

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I especially like them in the window of kitchens

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So of course I gave some that I picked up at Walmart a little makeover.  Starting with a brand new pot

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I used some extra wall paint that I had and dabbed a little on the brush

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Be careful with how much paint you use on the brush.  This is really dry brushing so all you need is a little.  The amount hat you see on my brush now is a bit much, so I dabbed a little off on the paper towel.

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The next step is easy. Just start brushing on the paint.  Because there isn’t a lot on the brush, it will take a few seconds to cover the pot, but it will not look like it was painted intentionally.

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Because I wanted to add a little dimension to my pot, I added another color on top of the gray. I used the same technique except this time I used a tad more paint and rubbed it off with a paper towel

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Just continue to add and take away paint until you get the look you want. 

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Now I need to purchase more plants for my aged pots Smile

 

I’m sharing this over at the Nester’s plant linky party!

6 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

I just love this look! Thanks so much for sharing with us how you achieved it. I am following you now to see what other wonderful ideas you come up with!

Decor & Harmony said...

Very clever :) I will have to give it a try....why wait on Mother Nature?

Tia Brumbelow said...

Great idea & great job!

Tonia B. said...

They look so cute sitting there in the window...kinda makes me want to pull out all my pots from the backyard :-)

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

These are so cute - if I had a window ledge like this in my kitchen window I'd totally copy you again! ;)

Barb Blair said...

I absolutely love this look too!! Thanks for the DIY....your pots look great! I have been planting a lot lately and will definitely be trying this :} Woot!