Create a faux patina look for terra cotta flower pots.
Did you hear that?? It’s me *squealing* that it is gardening season once again! I love gardening. And buying ALL the flowers. But not so much the watering. But I power through to keep those pretty flowers alive!
I’ve been holding off on buying any flowers just yet. Every Mother’s Day my boys take me to a local nursery, and I get to buy all the “guilt free” flowers that I want! It’s AMAZING! So I’m holding out for the guilt free shopping. In the meantime, I’m getting my flower pots ready for the big day. In particular, adding a beautiful faux patina to some plain terra cotta pots.
Terra cotta pots
Dazzling Metallics acrylic paint in Dark Patina
Once you apply the second coat, go back a dab the end of the paintbrush into the coat creating a textured look. Give it a couple of minutes to dry then go back over the second coat again with the paintbrush (with no extra paint) to smooth the texture. It gives the paint a thick, almost foiled look.
I love the punch of color on these plain pots. And terra cotta is so inexpensive making this a super affordable project. Especially considering I found the paint on sale at my local craft store for just over $1!
Now to patiently twiddle my thumbs until Mother’s Day so I can fill these beauties up!