I love flowers on my porch, but unfortunately beautiful pots are crazy expensive. A great alternative is using an inexpensive terra cotta pot! Read on for an easy tutorial for white washed terra cotta pots, transforming a basic orange planter into something beautiful.
The supplies you will need are minimal. Plus this can be completed in a matter of minutes. Let’s get started!
Supplies for White Washed Terra Cotta Pots:
Terra Cotta pots
White paint (I used left over paint from another project)
An old sock or a chip brush
Steps For White Washed Terra Cotta Pots:
- Dip the cloth (I used an old sock) in water. I got mine fairly wet, but not completely soaked. You could also use a wet chip brush if you’d rather, but I thought the sock would make this go faster. I was happy with the results, so I didn’t even try the brush.
- Put a small amount of white paint on the cloth.
- Start wiping the paint on the pot! It will dry quickly, so work fast. Start with just a tiny bit of paint as you can always add more, but it’s not easy to take off once it dries. I didn’t want my pots very white, so I immediately wet my cloth and wiped away some of the paint to give it a “washed” look, not complete coverage.
Of course, I couldn’t help myself from adding a little white washing effect to a wooden crate, see below! The gray pot in the below picture was a project from a previous blog post of mine: Painting Candlesticks and Other Household Items. In it’s previous life, it was green. If I am not loving something in my home, paint is usually part of the solution!
You can also find information for creating the wooden American flag below from my recent post: DIY 4th of July Home Decor.
That’s it! This is possibly one of the fastest and easiest projects I’ve completed in a while.