Add pops of pretty color to your front porch
with these easy 1-2-3 steps that will
freshen up your entryway fast
and have you loving your old terra cotta pots.
Quick DIY ceramic pot Makeover for Summer
Everybody has an old pot lying around.
So let’s get started.
This is such a fast, fun and easy fix for any boring planter.
Old or new it doesn’t matter.
For my project, I used a large fiberglass one we received as a gift with a beautiful ficus tree in it from the builder of our previous home.
It was lovely at the time but that was more than a decade ago.
An update was in order. No doubt.
For a quick DIY ceramic pot Makeover for Summer:
Start with a well-cleaned, dry surface and turn your pot upside down.
Flipping it over to paint makes it much easier to get a nice edge on the bottom of your pot.
I brushed on two coats of Americana® Decor’s Treasure blue;
allowing about 30 minutes in between.
Their thick, chalky finish paint glided right off of my brush onto the porous pot.
I let the paint completey dry for a couple of hours while I ran a few errands,
and when I came home I wiped on a shimmery glaze I made out of 1 part Modern Masters Metallic Steel Gray and 1 part water.
Working in small areas, I applied the glaze using a sponge and then removed the excess with a clean damp sponge.
The aging technique added an interesting depth to the gorgeous blue and accentuated the pot’s details making the inexpensive pot look very high-end.
After allowing the ceramic pot cure overnight,
I brushed on two very thin coats of Modern Masters Exterior Dead Flat Varnish.
It’s that easy
I love the pretty pop of color it adds to our front entry, don’t you?!
Once our quick DIY ceramic pot was ready for flowers I simply placed a smaller terra cotta pot inside it.
I had recently planted a white iris and trailing succulent vine in but the planting possibilities are unlimited and your’s will be too!
So put on those gardening gloves on and get ready for Summer!
Ready to paint an old pot or two? I’d love to hear.