Aged Terra Cotta Pots (dark)
Hey everyone. I have shared before how to age terra cotta pots using baking soda, but I couldn’t seem to get the look I was going for.
I had seen Natalie at Vintage Porch use garden lime to age hers and figured I would give it a try.
I love this look so much and it’s super easy!
Terra cotta pots
Plastic cup and spoon
Sand paper or pad
Mix up your garden lime and water. Then using an old or inexpensive paint brush, paint your mixture onto the pots.
Let dry, this takes around 30 minutes to an hour. I sat mine in the sun and they dried pretty fast. I mean an Arkansas summer day feels like an oven, so I’m sure that’s why they dried so fast 🤣!
After they are dry just lightly sand off any clumps and then spray with your matte sealer. Then let dry for on hour or so.
I love this aged look so much. They look great with a white or light background!
If your looking to lighten your pots like the ones on my cart then check out my previous post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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Spanky on Aug 17, 2020
Love that look, seems like that's a easy process. Thank you for the idea!
Danya @avintageflarefarmhouse on Aug 22, 2020
You’re welcome! It was super easy now my only problem is finding terra-cotta pots
Kathleen McCoy on Sep 01, 2020
Very old tip - paint yoghurt on a terracotta pot and you will have an aged effect before you know it.
Will this affect the plants that are planted in these pots?