Last Monday I posted a fun roundup of lots of beautiful and easy ways to give your terracotta pots a new look. So I really wanted to give some of my pots a little make over and most of all, some colour too. My go to colour is always white and this time of year I adore anything from minty aqua to dark blue, so I thought why not mix and pair these tones all on one pot? Or several… Check out my dry brush painted terracotta pots!
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Dry Brush Painted Terracotta Pots
If you have painted terracotta pots before, you’ll know how easy going they are, they absorb the paint so quickly and especially chalk paint looks really nice on them. This fun project is easy and quick, let me show you why:
The pots on the first photo are the ones I used and they had been painted a few times with white chalky finish paint already. If you use new terracotta pots you would want to give them a few brushes of white chalky finish paint to get this look.
The second photo shows two of the pots dry brushed with white chalky paint and blue acrylic paint that I mixed up very roughly. I dipped the dry brush only a little bit into the paint and then brushed it on the pots.
The third photo shows the same technique but using dark blue paint mixed with only a little bit of white.
Allowing it to completely dry, I then added some more brushes, but this time only using white chalky finish paint.
After some drying time I sanded the pots just a little bit, here and there. This way you’ll see all the other layers and the terracotta as well. I gave them a few more brushes all over until I had the desired effect and they looked like this:
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What do you think of this easy dry brush technique, would it be something you’d like to try, or have already tried?? I’m sure that using different colours would look amazing as well, but you know me, I’m already stepping way out of my comfort zone using blue tones in my decor, so I prefer to keep it simple, but can imagine colourful pots lovely for outside!
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