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.
Aged Terracotta Pot
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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.
Aged Terracotta Pot Supplies
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- terracotta pot and saucer
- cottage green milk paint
- white acrylic paint
- graphite acrylic paint
- paint brush
- sanding block
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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