Monday, September 13, 2010

Altered Terra Cotta Pots

I had some fun last spring altering some terra cotta pots.  I haven't shared them on my blog yet, so I figured I better share before winter is upon us and no one has any use for an altered terra cotta pot ;)

For this project, I took a plain ordinary terra cotta pot:

I painted the base of the pot with a sanded paint.  You can do this in one of two ways, you can buy the paint with the sand already in it, or you can add some fine sand to acrylic paint.  I have done it both ways, and both ways work just fine :)

Then I took some texture paste (if you have never used texture paste you don't know the fun you are in for)  and spread a small layer of the paste around the top ring of the pot.

While the texture past was still wet, I took a rubber stamp and stamped into the texture paste.  For this pot I used a floral stamp.  After the past dried, I painted over the top of the paste, layering several different colors to give it a patina-ed look.
Since it was spring when I made these pots, I filled them with some super cute over-sized flowers from my local craft store.  It was a fun addition to my front porch this spring.  Since it is fall, I am thinking I am going to use the pots and put some fall decor in them.  I will certainly share pics if I do!  :)


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28 comments:

José Maria Lobato said...

Hi, wow, great idea, since here in Brazil Spring is coming, I will have plenty of time to use your idea, if you don't mind, of course!!! Hugs, José

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Very fun paint treatment, I've never seen that sand paint before.

Missy Salsa said...

Cute Ideas!! I bought some on clearance this weekend and am going to spray paint them and add a bow for bowls for my dog's treats for her birthday party :)

www.missysalsa.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

Donene said...

What a very clever Idea!!! I amd going to try this one!
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Teri said...

Love this idea. I want to try something like this for my fall mums. Thanks for sharing.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Cute cute cute! That textured paste looks like fun! Thanks for sharing your adorable idea - and have a Happy Met Monday!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Stephanie said...

CUTE!! I've used those textured paints lots of times!! They are fun to use!! We used the "hammered tin" paint and covered all the crappy metal in our kitchen: cabinet hardware, heater vent, stove hood. Looked awesome!

Dawn said...

love this idea! thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This is such a creative idea.

Jo Frances said...

Great project to do with kids, especially since Michael's has those pots on sale!

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Lisa said...

How pretty! I love the texture from the paint!

Vintage French Hen said...

So cute! I'm always on the lookout for fresh ideas! Marcia

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The Muehli's said...

That turned out so cute! I have a few not so pretty terracotta pots laying around the barn that would really be given a new life if I did something like this with them. Thanks for the inspiration. Just popped by from Homemaker Mondays :)

Tiffany
www.noordinaryhomestead.com

CIELO said...

Very artistic... and so pretty! Where do you get the texture paste? Michael's? And what's the tecnique you use when applying the colors? I so want to do something like that with my pots... Thanks for participating in "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and bringing us here!

cielo

Melissa said...

How cute!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing the cute ideas.

Debbie said...

Lori that is so cute, I love the texture on those pots. Amazing what one can do with a simple terra cotta pot. Thanks for joining me.

Ritkiss said...

Great ideas...I got to get my creative juices flowing.

Tonia said...

Super cute! I think I will have to find some texture paste and terra cotta pots. Thanks for linking up to What the Cr@ft!?!

Kimberlee said...

Those look like lots of fun!
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

Kristi Flanagan said...

I love how you stamped in the texture! Very cute!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

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It looks terrific! Thanks so much for joining us this week!
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Bella said...

So cute, and way better than the plain old terra cotta, especially the stamping, I really liked that!!!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Very fun change! It's amazing what a little texture can do. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!