Terracotta Plant Pot Makeover Project Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Jun 7, 2020

We all love a pop of colour in the garden during the Summer. Here's a fast and economical upcycle project that you anyone can do: Terracotta pot makeover

 Plant pots and garden ornaments painted with chalk paint

These are super fast and fun to do and add a splash of colour to any garden or interior. You won't need a lot of paint so it's an ideal way to use up left-overs from other projects.

Plant pot painting ideas
You can use old plant pots and garden planters that you already have or can buy from a car boot sale or local selling sites but it equally works well with new terracotta pots too. If you want to create a theme on several plant pots to create a display try using one colour and mix with a neutral such as Old White to create a variety of shades. This ties them together and makes them look like a set. 

Step by step guide:
👉🏻 Chose your Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colour or palette of colours
👉🏻 Mix paint with water, approximately 50:50
👉🏻 Spritz your pot with water
👉🏻 Paint your pot
👉🏻 Leave to dry for 48 hours before exposing to British weather
👉🏻 Plant up and enjoy!

There is no need to seal but if you want to make sure it lasts as long as possible then consider sealing with Annie Sloan Lacquer in matt or gloss as this contains UV protection. If you don’t laqueur it will just weather a little faster.

Garden ornament painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
This technique also works with concrete or plastic planters too! Don't be limited just to plant pots, if you have any old garden ornaments that could do with a makeover they paint up well too.

Painted terracotta plant pot
Be bold! You can add a stripe free-hand or with the help of some masking tape. Allow the paint to dry before removing the tape. Spots and dashes work well too! The Annie Sloan detail brush set work really well for this. 

Don’t these customer projects look fab?! Thank you to Amy, Cerys, Tracey, Hannah & Julia for sharing on our facebook group.

Rainbow outdoor chalk paint garden

You can paint your outdoor furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint too (although we don't recommend painting teak), just make sure that you seal with the water-based UV protective Chalk Paint Lacquer on top of Chalk Paint to protect garden furniture from the elements.

Why not give your front door a new look with chalk paint and lacquer? 

If you have been inspired to do some more painting projects why not have a look at our blog Top Tips on Painting Kitchen Cupboards with Fusion Mineral Paint



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