Aged Terra Cotta Pots (dark)

3 Materials
1 Hour

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!

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Items used:

Terra cotta pots

Garden lime

Paint brush

Plastic cup and spoon

Sand paper or pad

Matte sealer

Garden Lime

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.

Check out the short video of the painting process.

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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  • Vickie Meinen Vickie Meinen on Aug 17, 2020

    Will this affect the plants that are planted in these pots?

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