Aged Terra Cotta Pots (light)

2 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Easy

I have been seeing gorgeous aged terra cotta pots all over Instagram and Pinterest.


I’m a sucker for anything vintage and these pots fit my style perfectly!


But, who has the time to let them naturally age? Wonder how long that even takes?


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Being the DIY’er that I am, I figured it’s time to give it a try myself!


I have done 3 different variations of the aged pots.


The process is a bit messy (which is great since I’m super good at messy!)!

Let me know which one y’all like the best!

ITEMS USED:




  • Terra cotta pots
  • Pre-mixed concrete patch
  • Sanding pad
  • Grey or black paint
  • Baking soda
  • Clear spray on sealer
  • Gloves
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OPTION 1

✔️I started by spreading the concrete patch mix on the pot. This gives your pot a nice texture.

You could also use a joint compound or Spackle, but I’m not sure you would have the same texture in the end. I mainly used the concrete patch because I had some left over. 

Spread it on (wear your gloves or you may have some messy hands) and let it dry. Be sure not to leave it too globed or your going to have to work a little harder at sanding!


✔️After it dries use a piece of sand paper and smooth down your raised areas.


✔️Use some outdoor paint (grey or black or really any color you prefer) and lightly paint here and there on the pot.

Let dry


✔️Mix baking soda and water. I don’t really think that the mixing ratio is super important because the baking soda will settle at the bottom and you will use this part to spread on the pots.

I tried dipping the pot in the mixture, but it worked best when I grabbed some of the wet baking soda and rubbed it on the pot. USE GLOVES because it can burn your skin.

Let dry

After it dries use your hands and rub off any excess baking soda. It will flake right off. I also rubbed off any that ran inside of the pot.


✔️Spray with a clear sealer



To see more pictures of the project and for instructions on option 2 and 3 click HERE.

Supplies use
Concrete soda
Baking powder

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