DIY Painted Terra-Cotta Pots
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I am so grateful for warm weather and sunny days! Now that we are spending more time outside I like to brighten my front porch with beautiful flowers in different sized terra-cotta pots.
Why terra-cotta pots?
Well because they are the most inexpensive. And while they aren’t the prettiest, they are super sturdy, extremely weather resistant and they are easy to customize to your liking, which is why I wanted to share this DIY solution that will not only make them look more expensive, but will also help you get them painted really fast!
I mean really! They look so sad, don’t they???
Now, you can paint them just one color, but that would be too simple and boring. So, instead here is how you can take them to the next level by making them two-toned. You can choose any two colors, but I wanted them to look a little chic so I chose to add a champagne colored paint to the top rim.
And I have a nice little hack in the quick video below that shows you how to get a clean line without it being a pain in the butt!
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
- Terra-cotta pots (different sizes)
- Drop cloth (I used this canvas one and it’s really durable)
- Spray Paint
- ScotchBlue Pre-Taped Painter’s Plastic
First step…. lay all of your terra-cotta pots face down on your drop-cloth and begin spray painting. I like to start from the bottom up cause if the paint on the bottom edges gets damaged after you turn them over, you won’t see it.
When painting the rim a separate color, still turn the pot upside down. Make sure to cover the bottom lip of the rim and rim area only since the rest will be another color (like you see below).
If you use a paint & primer spray paint like I did you won’t need to prime them. You will need to do 2-3 coats to get an even finish. Once you have the bottom areas complete, flip them over and spray paint the top areas.
For the top rims you won’t need to tape anything off just yet. Just make sure to spray paint any remaining areas on the rim and the top edge and then give them enough time to dry so they aren’t tacky.
For the bottom portion of the two-toned pot, I show you exactly how to finish it in the short video below! Check out my little time saving hack and how well it turns out!
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These turned out great! I love the colors you chose.
Thank you for hosting!! I love your pots, I just spray painted some mini ones red, white, and blue for 4th of July!!
I love it! I painted with acrylic paint and a brush last time. Next time I’ll give spray paint a try!!!
What a simple and cool project that packs a serious punch in any design! A must do!
So simple, yet such a difference! I love the colors you chose. I’m definitely going to try this myself 🙂
They turned out so great! Love the colors
Fabulous! Please could you provide the name of the spray paint you used for the blue and gold pots?
Hello Deborah! I used Rustoleum’s Ultra Cover Spray Paint in the color Lagoon and you can use any color gold that you like with it. I hope that helps!