DIY black aged terra cotta pots, with hints of grey and gold coming out from behind the black paint and tips on how to create this aged effect.
Turns out that having an off day can throw off even the easiest of DIY plans.
I wanted to create some awesome aged terra cotta pots, but I didn’t want to go the traditional whitewashed direction.
Mainly because my husband wasn’t a fan of the look and kept saying I should make them black.
So I set off to create a black aged terra cotta pot tutorial.
I bought some terra cotta pots and black spray paint and headed home to start this super easy terra cotta DIY.
Since neither of us is a huge fan of the natural reddish-orange clay-colored pots I decided to use up the rest of the gray spray paint (as a base under the black paint) that I had used for these DIY Faux Concrete Pot Planters.
And while it looks nice, it’s totally not what I had in mind.
Turns out it was a good thing we bought 6 terra cotta pots because that’s how many it took before I figured out just the right technique!
Lavance Deep Purple Lavender | Majesty Palm | I’m sorry I don’t know the name of the vine, it was a gift from my mom off of a tree in my parent’s yard.
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The first pot that I painted was the black and gray one sitting on the table in the photo above.
I used the same technique that we used when spray painting our DIY Faux Concrete Pot Planters.
First I spray painted most of the pot gray and then I added a layer of black spray paint on top.
The trick is to spray paint in a quick circular motion and not let the paint get too heavy in any one area so that it (A.) doesn’t drip and (B.) gives it the two-toned aged look.
I did one more pot like this, but with a heavier black coat, which you can see in the first picture below. (It just has a little bit of spotty grey coming through. It’s the one with Lemon Coral Sedum planted in it.)
This wasn’t how I was hoping they would turn out and I was getting slightly frustrated in the 85+ degree weather.
So I then decided to paint 2 of them straight black, including the pot that currently has the lavender in it and also another pot that somehow didn’t get included (but you’ll see it in future posts here and on Instagram).
Photo 1 Details:
Gray Cement Pot | Medium Lantern | Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Lemon Coral Sedum | Baby Fern (new shoots from one of my mom’s ferns)
Photo 2 Details:
Large Gray Self Watering Planter | 5 Piece Seating Set | Metal Lantern | White Planter | Security Camera
Lavance Deep Purple Lavender | Majesty Palm | Snow White Lobelia | Variegated Vinca | I’m sorry I don’t know the name of the vine, it was a gift from my mom off of a tree in my parent’s yard.
I then decided to see what other color options I had available in our box of spray paint in the garage.
I was determined to come up with something awesome because honestly, this was turning into a pretty lame DIY.
And I was beginning to think that I may not even turn this project into a blog post.
I mean they were all pretty, but I was hoping to share a super easy tutorial with you all that looked amazing!
So I whipped out my gold spray paint.
Yep, my go-to when things weren’t going as planned was a can of bright gold metallic spray paint.
I’m sure Roger thought I was crazy as he watched me spray paint two pots gold (the squatty one with the white flowers and vines and the one sitting on the tray next to the rosemary tree).
I painted the squatty one first and it didn’t turn out as aged as I hoped. Too much black spray paint.
So I touched it up with some light streaks of gold acrylic paint applied with a brush and patted/rubbed off slightly with a paper towel to give it an aged look.
For the next and final pot, I sprayed a complete coat of gold spray paint over the entire pot.
Then I added a light layer of black spray paint (be sure to hold the can about 1 foot away from the pot), using the circular motion technique.
And as you can see from the photo below, this created the exact look I was hoping for!
An aged black terra cotta pot planter!
So now that I have this technique figured out I’m off to buy more paint and pots so that I can create more of these crazy inexpensive and beautiful aged black pot planters.
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With love, Giusti
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