Thursday, May 3, 2012

“Weathered” Terra Cotta

I had a conversation with a friend today about indoor plants, and I realized I had never blogged about a terra cotta pot I painted a few months back. 

I.love.terra.cotta.pots.  They are inexpensive, functional, come in several different sizes, easily transformed, and also look great as is. 

I read somewhere that you could make a terra cotta pot look old and weathered by rubbing a candle all over it and then dry brushing with paint.  I gave it a shot and love the look!

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This project takes about 5 minutes.  I used an old candle, a paint brush, and some blue/grey paint samples.  FYI - thrift stores are excellent places to find terra cotta pots, or any pots for that matter.

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The key is to not use a lot of paint.  Keep the brush really dry and keep adding layers of paint until you achieve the look you like.  I used a few different shades of blue and grey to give it some dimension.

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I don’t know that it really looks old and weathered, but I love how it turned out. I have it on our built-in buffet for an added touch of color against the dark wood.

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The coral indoor/outdoor begonia is from Trader Joe’s!

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12 comments:

  1. Very nice! Looks just like some of the pots on my deck!

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  2. It looks wonderful...a mossy green would give it that well, mossy patina too.

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  3. Oh, I think it's lovely! I definitely need to give this a try!

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  4. Love love love this. I'm definitely going to try this for my back porch area. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch.

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  5. Love the weathered look. I use mine clay pots over and over for yrs...unless I break one!

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  6. Love it! Going to Pin it! Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday.

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  7. Love the look of the pot! So very cute. We're so glad you joined us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

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  8. Great idea! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

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  9. Great quick'n easy project - my type!
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  10. Andrea, I like how your pot turned out. I have to give this a shot. I'm now your newest follower.

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  11. Very pretty. I'd like to try this.

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