With summer right around the corner, my hubby and I have been working hard at refreshing our back patio. I picked up a few Terra Cotta pots at the dollar store and gave them a completely new look by aging them. Now they look like they have been weathering in the garden for decades.
There are some links at the end of the post from some of my favorite bloggers with more options on aging Terra Cotta Pots.
Grab whatever paint you have on hand, think creamy antique colors, a sponge and wax. The wax will protect it from moisture and make the pots more durable.
Mix the paint with a good amount of wax till smooth.
Take a sponge and apply the paint mixture onto the terra-cotta pot leaving certain areas of the pot lightly exposed.
That’s it, I swear, took about 2 minutes per pot.
~The results are a beautiful aged patina~
We finished making Bailey’s stone and set it near the bench where she is buried.
For more ways to age your pots take a look at Home Stories A to Z, Beth has a super easy tutorial using stain.
With some paint and a little elbow grease At The Picket Fence created beautiful aged pots in different colors.
Simplicity in the South distressed hers in the end with sand paper to give the pots a more aged look, so pretty!
Have you been working in the yard lately?
~Hope you have a fabulous weekend~
I’m on the back porch sharing a little about myself over at Cedar Hill Ranch, come join us!