Trash to Terracotta
I saw this on a friends page and thought… I need to do this. My dinning room needs some fun terra-cotta pots for the new look in there!! Pretty cheap as well!! It gives great color and texture to any space.
Here is how I did it:
What you’ll need:
- Saver’s or Good Will glasses, vases, pots, old ones from around the house
- White Primer
- Baking Soda
- Paint samples from Home Depot. Here are some color ideas: vanilla mocha, almond latte, orange flambo, nairobi dusk
- Plastic cup + stirring method
Step 1: PRIME
Prime the shit out of all your glasses. Mine were all different textures so what is best is to prime them so the paint will stick easier.
2 coats! A few hours in between.
I let mine sit in the sun outside (in dry Arizona) so it went fast. If you live in humidity you might want to wait a few more hours or even over night.
I flipped them and primed upside down as well.
Step 2: MIX PAINT
I did about a 1/2 cup (poured into plastic cup ) mixed with 2-3 Tablespoons of baking soda. This is what causes the textured look on outside of vases! Don’t miss this step. Mix it all up.
Step 3: PAINT
Paint with brushes onto vases. A good thick layer. I ended up doing two coats on all vases just to be sure!! The second round I added more baking soda so I got more of a textured look.
Step 4: DRY
Let them dry overnight before you touch or more them!
Step 5: DECORATE
Place them around the house with fun grass coming out or just them by its self on a shelf looks great!