Get the Look of Distressed Terra-Cotta Pottery
Today I want to share with you an easy way to give Terra-Cotta pots a distressed vintage look.
I really had fun painting these pots and it is also something you could do with the kids or grand-kids.
I have two methods to achieve the distressed pottery look.
Water Method and Sanding Method.
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I bought new terra cotta pots to use for this project. First I will show you the water method.
I used acrylic paint in greens and white. I found these acrylic paints on Amazon at a great price.
*DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Hauser Medium Green
You can use whatever colors you like.
You will need sand paper. I used a fine grit paper.
Thin paint by adding just a little water to your paint.
As soon as you paint the pot, run under very small stream of water.
The Second Method – Sanding.
I used two paint colors that complimented each other.
I used a lighter green and a darker green.
First paint you light color onto the pot.
Let dry just until it is tacky to the touch.
After you are happy with the sanding, you paint your second coat of darker color.
Let the second coat dry completely.
Drying the pots on top of a yogurt container works great.
There is no wrong or right to this.
Just sand until you get the look you like.
If you take off to much paint, repaint that area, let dry and sand again if you want to have less distressing.
I sanded the second coat until I got the look I wanted.
I love the distressed look and they are always unique and one of a kind.
Which look do you like, the water method or the sanding method?
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