Warm weather means terraces, balconies and gardens!
For an easy way to decorate and brighten up your exterior, I invite you to customize your terracotta pots.
Whether they contain plants, flowers or herbs, they’ll bring a touch of colour and character to your summer.
Follow these steps to transform your space and pots!
Project by: Chloé Comte
- Terracotta pots (any size)
- Brush or sponge
- White vinegar
- Waterproof spray
- Chalk paint
- Gold leaf glue
- Gold leaf
- Acrylic paint markers
- Clear matte varnish
Preparing the pots:
Before you start decorating your terracotta pots, they need to be well prepared. They must be clean so that the paint can stick well.
For new pots: Soak them overnight in water, then let them air dry.
For old pots: Wash them in hot soapy water and gently scrub them inside and out.
If your pot is very dirty or stained, soak it in hot water with white vinegar and rub the stains out with a sponge. Rinse well and let it air dry.
Terracotta pots are porous (allow moisture in and out); therefore, you will need to seal them so that the paint doesn't peel off and they don't turn brittle as you water your plants.
Apply a waterproof coating (the same spray you use for your shoes) to the outside of your pots once they’ve been washed and dried.
To protect your work from UV rays and the weather, apply two coats of matt varnish on your decorated pots (in a well-ventilated room and on a protected surface).
Now, all you have left to do is add your favourite flowers, plants or herbs before placing your beautiful, customized pots outside for the summer!