Aging a New Pot With Paint

5 Materials
30 Minutes
I’ve been unsuccessful on my hunt to find an aged terra cotta pot, so when I saw the perfect size clay pot in Target, I snagged a few up and decided to create my own aged clay terra cotta pot with paint.
Let me share with you the clay terra cotta pots I found at Target. I love the clean lines of the pots with no extra “frill” or edging like you see on most terra cotta pots.
I purchased two because my purpose for these clay pots was to hold my faux fiddle leaf trees.

1) Use a paint brush to put a light coat of white paint around the pot
2) Let the paint dry. It doesn’t have to be completely dry, but mostly dry. Take a lint free wipe and wet it. Wipe the pot with the rag until it removes some of the paint.
3) After you’ve removed the desired amount of white paint and it looks more old, let the pot dry.
4) Use a dark wax with a lint free rag to LIGHTY rub over the pot. A little bit of dark wax goes A LONG way, so don’t over do it.

5) After you let the clay pot sit for a bit to dry, then style your clay terra cotta pot as you wish and enjoy!

Here are a few final pictures. I’m so pleased with how it turned out, what do you think?
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've been inspired to create!

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  • Ili Ili on Feb 13, 2018
    why the original plastic pot rim is showing??? lower it or transplanted to another clay pot...JMO

  • Pat jones Pat jones on Mar 05, 2019

    Love your bench, any details you could share on the bench?

  • Canaan Rice Canaan Rice on Apr 09, 2019

    Love the idea,I also love the bench .where did you purchase it ? It's quite lovely.


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