Terra Cotta Pot Makeover

The weather here has been very rainy lately. Since, I wasn’t able to plant flowers in these once boring terra cotta pots last week, I painted them instead.

Maybe the rain was a blessing in disguise because these pots were definitely in need of a makeover! Thankfully my friends over at Plaid had provided me with their new FolkArt Coastal paint line a few weeks back. These texture paints were perfect for this project. I used three colors- Largo BluePoseidon, and Sea Salt.

There’s not much of a tutorial here. For all of the pots, I simply brushed on a base coat. The paints adhered to the terra cotta wonderfully.

Then, I stippled on a second layer of the Folkart Coastal paint to really bring out the texture.

I wanted each pot to be different. I used painters tape to mark out my designs. I love the contrast of the Sea Salt against the Poseidon paint.

I used FolkArt Brushed Metal Pearl Gold acrylic paint (Thanks, Plaid) to add fun accents to my pots.

For this one, I brushed stripes along the rim.

I really love how they turned out!

 Isn’t the texture great?

These paints really took these pots from drab to fab!

Hopefully, this post has you feeling inspired to makeover a few pots of your own. Happy painting!

4 thoughts on “Terra Cotta Pot Makeover

  1. Love your pots! The colours are fab! I have to ask about that screen used as a backdrop. Is it metal and did you make it?

    1. Thank you! Those pots certainly needed a makeover. I didn’t make the screen. In fact, I was recently gifted it from a friend who was moving. The frame is metal and the weaving appears to be some kind of vine. He said that he purchased it that way many years back and used it as a wall hanging.

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