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Just in time for spring is the Fast DIY shared on Workshop Wednesday. This technique is perfect for transforming terra-cotta pots and old vintage ceramic planters. I'm updating some pots and planters with a faux concrete finish.
My samples were a vintage ceramic planter (originally yellow) and a terra-cotta pot. Both were given a faux concrete finish. The planters in front are a couple examples of vintage planters you may find at yard sales and thrift stores. Often the colors did not work in today's home decor. They are perfect for a little painting makeover.
Be sure to wipe the pot free of dust prior to painting. Shake or stir the gesso and pour a small amount into a separate container. Tip: Do not use the gesso directly from the bottle to keep it free from anything the brush might pick up. The gesso in my separate container actually took on a bit of orange color from the pot.
6/14/2019 09:09:49 pm
Hi Sandy, I saw your question on Hometalk. I'm going to try the finish on a plastic pot and I'll let you know how it goes. ~Vicki
6/22/2019 07:29:12 pm
Hi Sandy, I realized I had tried this method on plastic. I tried it on a plastic pail which has been outside in the harsh Florida elements for a couple of months. The painting is still in good condition. I first cleaned the pot really well, sanded lightly, added a coat of gesso and then finished with a DecoArt enamel paint. Let me know if you try it and how it goes.
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