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Faux Glazed Ceramic Pot DIY // Painting Terracotta

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Faux Glazed Ceramic Pot DIY // Painting Terracotta // From Gold Blog

We are really starting to get a green thumb and after seeing so many beautiful glazed pots on pinterest and other blogs we really wanted one but they can be really pricey! We had a terracotta pot lying around and decided to give it a bit of an upgrade. 

Faux Glazed Ceramic Pot DIY // Painting Terracotta

|| What You'll Need ||

When using terracotta pots you need to seal it before you put a plant in it and/or before you paint it. We sprayed it with a gloss paint and primer inside and outside and let it dry. 

Then we mixed pink paint with a bit of yellow and white until we found the right shade of nude/pink we were looking for. You might have to try a few different swatches till you get the desired shade. Once you do add a very small amount of water to the paint to give it a smooth consistency. 

Then paint the bottom half of your pot or this is where you can really be creative and do whatever you like. We like the look of imperfections in pottery so we weren't too precious with the lines of the bottom half. Do as many coats as you like depending on if you want a lighter or darker finish. Then let dry. 

For the "splatter" look mix a small amount of black acrylic paint and mix with a couple drops of water. Go outside for this next part and don't wear a shirt you love! Take a small paintbrush and dip it in the paint and "flick" it towards the pot and just go for it until you have enough little splatter dots and then let it dry. 

Once the paint was dry we did about 3 coats of clear gloss finish but feel free to use less or more depending on the shine you want. 


We ended up planting my baby rubber tree that Nate got me for Valentines Day <3