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{white washed terra cotta pot diy}



After last weeks {giveaway} I had a bunch of emails/messages asking how I got the white washed look.  Since I’m such a nice bitch….and I really didn’t have anything else to share today.  I decided to write a quick post about it for you!   So here ya go…..

Terra cotta pots are the most common and affordable planters out there.  Although, I’m not a huge fan of their brand spanking new look that comes with them.  Good thing they can be personalized in so many ways.

I grabbed a few pots from Home Depot….extra in case I screwed up….twice.  lol.   Home Depot has the best selection of different sizes and shapes in their outdoor garden area.  Check out the link below to see what they offer online….

Home Depot – Terra Cotta Pots


I gathered all the other supplies from Bailey’s crafting stash.

Supplies Needed:

  • Terra cotta pot
  • Paint brush (I used one of Bay’s old sponge brushes)
  • White acrylic paint
  • Old rag or paper towels

That’s it.

This project takes minutes.  That’s including dry-time.  And it adds a little charm to an otherwise boring pot.


Here’s what you do:

Working in small sections, randomly paint the pot lightly.

Dip your rag or paper towel in water.  Wipe and rub the paint.  This blends the strokes and removes any access leaving a more weathered look.

Continue painting/wiping the whole pot.

Wet your rag again if you’d like to remove more paint.  I did this a couple of times till I achieved the weathered look I was going for.

You can even use some sandpaper for an even more distressed look.


I did notice that the one old school pot that I painted what much easier to remove paint from.  The scalloped topped pots absorbed the paint really quickly and it was harder to remove.

Here is the completed project from the {giveaway} last week.


Ohhhh, and TOP secret.  I found these adorable herb gardens for $6.99 at Trader Joe’s.  Hurry, they are seasonal and they sell out QUICK!


xoxo stacyb

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