Project 3: Faux Concrete Pots
Don’t you love the look of concrete, yet hate the heaviness of them? Also, I’m sure most of us have pots that are sitting stacked up on our back porch or in our garage somewhere, so why not grab a couple and try your hand at these? They’re so much fun and trendy! Plus, they make great gifts!
What you’ll need:
- Chalky finish paints in these 3 colors: Everlasting, Carbon and Yesteryear (all from the Americana Decor line by DecoArt)
- 3 foam brushes
- paper towels
- paper plate
- terra cotta pot
- latex gloves (optional)
Prep: Squirt about a quarter size of each paint color onto your paper plate, and rest each foam brush at each paint color. Also, have your paper towel dampened and ready to go. And lastly, fill your paper cup to about a half cup or more.
With your pot in one hand and your foam brush in the other hand, dab your brush into the black paint. And doing this project in segments, make horizontal strokes with your brush. Immediately after, take your dampened and wadded up paper towel and rub it on your pot, smearing the paint and giving it that rustic look. Use this same method until you’ve completely gone around your pot. It should look a little something like this…