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DIY Aged Terracotta Pot

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This is one of the easiest ways to get a DIY Aged Terracotta Pot.  I love that aged look that comes after years of loving something, but sometimes you don’t want to wait.  So this paint project with a terracotta pot and sauce I found at the thrift store is a great way to get that look quicker.

DIY Aged Terracotta Pot with paint! Get that worn look for your terra cotta pots using this blend of paints.

Aged Terracotta Pot

Make sure you check out all the rest of the teams great thrift store makeovers below.

Now I adore paint!!!  I love how quickly and cheaply you can transform a space or an item with just paint.  This terracotta pot is a great example of that.  Here’s what I started with.  I found this pot and saucer for under $1.  I had all the paints already on-hand, so this was a cheap makeover.

Terracotta pot before it's aged with paint.

Aged Terracotta Pot Supplies

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How to Age Terracotta Pots

Start by making use your pot and sauce are clean.  I just took a damp paper towel and wiped them down.

The paint colors that I used to age a terracotta pot.

Then I added the paints listed above in a bowl.  You can see I used most the green, with some white and a little bit of the graphite.

After the paints were added I put in 1 tablespoon of water.  Then I mixed the paints and water together.

I didn’t over mix though.  I wanted a little streakiness in the paint.

The terracotta pot after it's been painted with a mixture of paints and white washed.

I used a chippy paintbrush and I didn’t cover the pot completely. You can see in the photo above the streaks in the paint.

Aged terracotta pot with paint.

Once the paint is dry you’ll use your sanding block to sand off some of the paint.  How much?  Well, that’s up to you!  This is where you get to customize the look you want.

Get that aged terracotta pot look using this paint technique.

I love how this faux aged terracotta pot and saucer turned out!  The cottage green paint mellowed out a little with the white and graphite paint looks so pretty together.

Now here’s a look at all the thrift store before makeover projects. You can click the links below to check out what they did.

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  1. I love this so much Maryann, the color is perfect and it gives it just the right amount of aging. Are those Ikea plants? It reminds me I have to go deep into the closet to grab mine for Spring which I really hope is just around the corner!

  2. It’s amazing the difference that that little bit of paint makes. I don’t like the before at all, but the after just makes me smile.



  3. It’s amazing the difference that that little bit of paint makes. I don’t like the before at all, but the after just makes me smile.



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