I had a conversation with a friend today about indoor plants, and I realized I had never blogged about a terra cotta pot I painted a few months back.
I.love.terra.cotta.pots. They are inexpensive, functional, come in several different sizes, easily transformed, and also look great as is.
I read somewhere that you could make a terra cotta pot look old and weathered by rubbing a candle all over it and then dry brushing with paint. I gave it a shot and love the look!
This project takes about 5 minutes. I used an old candle, a paint brush, and some blue/grey paint samples. FYI - thrift stores are excellent places to find terra cotta pots, or any pots for that matter.
The key is to not use a lot of paint. Keep the brush really dry and keep adding layers of paint until you achieve the look you like. I used a few different shades of blue and grey to give it some dimension.
I don’t know that it really looks old and weathered, but I love how it turned out. I have it on our built-in buffet for an added touch of color against the dark wood.
The coral indoor/outdoor begonia is from Trader Joe’s!
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