26 In Summer

Dry Brush Painted Terracotta Pots

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.

dry brush painted terracotta pots kreativk.net

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:

dry brush painted terracotta pots kreativk.net


dry brush painted terracotta pots kreativk.net


dry brush painted terracotta pots kreativk.net


dry brush painted terracotta pots kreativk.net


dry brush painted terracotta pots kreativk.net


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dry brush painted terracotta pots kreativk.net

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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  • Sandra L Garth
    27/05/2017 at 00:51

    A simple technique with lots of impact. Very pretty Katrin!

  • Laurie
    24/05/2017 at 22:50

    I’ve not tried this technique, but I do love the look of it Katrin! I will have to do some of these for my deck this summer! Thanks for sharing with us this week! Pinned 🙂

  • Keri
    24/05/2017 at 17:35

    Katrin, I love the dry brushed look!! These flower pots are beautiful and just perfect for summer!! The layered look is always a fantastic way to add visual interest to things. Wonderful job!!

    • Katrin
      24/05/2017 at 20:13

      Thanks Keri, they do add a lovely beach vibe to my living room 🙂

  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    24/05/2017 at 03:52

    These look so good and very real looking! Love the addition of the blue against the white. Visiting from Homemade and Handcrafted party.

    • Katrin
      24/05/2017 at 20:10

      Thanks so much Victoria!

  • Leanna
    23/05/2017 at 23:15

    This is the perfect pot makeover for summer. I have some big terracotta pots that unfortunately peeled and need to be redone. This would be a perfect do over for them. Love these Katrin, thanks for the inspiration.

    • Katrin
      24/05/2017 at 20:10

      Thanks friend 🙂 I love these for summer, blue is my favourite this time around.

  • Amber Harrop
    23/05/2017 at 21:34

    I adore the colour of these and how they fit in perfectly with you theme Katrin

    • Katrin
      24/05/2017 at 20:09

      Thanks so much Amber! 😉

  • Linda
    23/05/2017 at 18:43

    What a great look! Chippy and chic. Thanks for the tutorial and also for sharing this lovely post at Dishing It & Digging It.

    • Katrin
      24/05/2017 at 20:09

      Thanks Linda!! 🙂

  • Claire
    23/05/2017 at 13:41

    I really like the paint effect on these pots especially the blue!

    • Katrin
      24/05/2017 at 20:08

      Blue is my go to colour this time of year 😉 Thanks Claire

  • AnnMarie
    18/05/2017 at 19:54

    Great idea! I have so many terra cotta pots, all plain, that I could have a great time painting. Thanks for the idea.

    • Katrin
      19/05/2017 at 07:05

      I’m so happy you got inspired, Thank you so much AnnMarie!

  • Michelle - Happy Heart Made
    18/05/2017 at 18:12

    I love the blue tones Katrin…these pots are so lovely!!!

    • Katrin
      19/05/2017 at 07:04

      Thanks so much Michelle!

  • Ellen
    18/05/2017 at 16:20

    I’m loving this summery look for the terracotta pots. It seems an easy enough project for me. One little question though – did you use chalky paint for the colors too? Since you mixed them I don’t want to ruin my white chalky paint with the wrong paint. Thank-you for another of your kreative posts, as always.

    • Katrin
      18/05/2017 at 16:45

      Thank you Ellen! I should have mentioned that and will change it, thanks for asking: I used normal acrylic paint and just mixed it up with the white chalk paint. I’m happy you like these and they seriously bring so much summer feel into the home! Have a great day friend 🙂

  • Goedele
    17/05/2017 at 22:58

    Love this and I might try it myself!

    • Katrin
      18/05/2017 at 22:08

      Thanks so much Goedele! 🙂

  • Mary
    17/05/2017 at 17:17

    Katrin these are so adorable. They remind me of the waves and how they froth when they hit the shore. Perfect for a summery beachy feel.

    • Katrin
      18/05/2017 at 22:07

      Thanks Mary, yes, you’re right, they do look like it 🙂

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    17/05/2017 at 08:16

    I must keep this technique in mind when making another stash of pots later this year. They will definitely turn out more flamboyant than the ones I made last year! Thank you for sharinf, dear Katrin!
    Have a great day,

    • Katrin
      18/05/2017 at 07:09

      Thank you for visiting Marjan! Have a great week!