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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.