My DIY Aged Outdoor Terracotta Flower Pots is a great way to add character and depth to basic orange terracotta pots.
My method is really simple.
It involves basic garden lime, acrylic paint, stucco patch, and matte sealer.
The end result is amazing. You would think I found these pots at a high end retail store.
Or dug them out of an ancient archeological site.
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bowls (that will not be used for food again)
cup (to scoop lime out of bag)
chip brush or inexpensive paint brush
acrylic paints of your choice (I used green, black, red, brown)
several sets of disposable gloves
terra cotta pots of your choice
- Mix together 1 cup of lime with water until it makes a runny paste.
- Paint the mixture onto the pots. Make sure your surface is protected by a drop cloth.
- Then, using your gloved hand, scoop the remaining mixture out of the bowl and rub into the pot(s).
- Set the pots on a protected surface and allow to dry for a few hours.
- Add more lime to the bowl and then add about a tablespoon of the paint color of your choice to the lime.
- Then, add enough water to the bowl to make a paste.
- Paint this mixture onto the pot using a brush and your gloved hand.
- Set the pot to the side and allow to dry overnight.
- You can repeat this process using additional colors to add more dimension.
- After the pots had dried, using a gloved hand, I wiped stucco patch onto random areas around the pot.
- Allow the stucco to set up approximately 3 minutes.
- Then, using a gloved hand, press more pelletized lime into the stucco.
- Allow the stucco to dry completely.
- Following the sealer directions, spray three coats on the inside and three coats on the outside of the pot to seal and protect the pots.
Photos of Aged Outdoor Terracotta Flower Pot Process
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Drop me a comment below and tell me what you think of my DIY Aged Outdoor Terracotta Flower Pots. I would love to hear how you plan to use these in your outdoor spaces.
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BeckyMay 6, 2022 2:18 pm
Oh my gosh. They are all gorgeous. You are so talented and I love everything you create.
TiffanyMay 6, 2022 2:19 pm
Bravo Jennifer! I just got my supplies yesterday afternoon. I hope mine look half as good as your masterpieces!
VanessaMay 6, 2022 2:22 pm
From orange to extraordinary! I can not believe these are the same pots.
SaraMay 9, 2022 2:16 pm
Love the rustic look! Beautiful.