Tuesday, June 11, 2013

diy painted pots


First of all, I love the word terra cotta. And I don't think I need to explain why. It's just one of those words that makes me feel good when I say it. Just like lasagna or Fernando. You can't help yourself but say it more than once. And while I love the word terra cotta, I'm not the biggest fan of terra cotta itself, especially in pot form. I don't mean to be a hater, but I just feel that terra cotta pots just aren't living up to their pot potential. They feel a little sad and downtrodden in their current condition. 

Here is how you can jazz up your terra cotta pots:

1. I made sure to wipe down the terra cotta pots with a damp rag to rid them of any dirt or dust

2. I then used Rustoleum Rust Metal Primer (you can use any primer, but I had this left over from our outdoor chairs)


3. Next, I sprayed the pots with 2 coats of white paint

4. Once the white paint dried (seriously, let the paint dry. It's not worth it to rush it. I learned that the hard way) I taped off the part that I wanted to keep white. I just ripped the painters tape off randomly to create an uneven edge. 


5. I found the greatest/ most obnoxious shade of pink at Lowes and sprayed 3 coats on the "untaped" part of the pot


6. Once the obnoxious pink paint dried, I carefully pealed off the painters tape.
 
 
7. I then coated the pots with Rustoleum's Crystal Clear Enamel for protection since they are going to live outside. 

And there you have it! Now, if that's not a jazzed up pot, I don't know what is. 
 



 

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