DIY Colorful Pots for your Home
Turn plain clay pots into bright receptacles for both indoors and out
Tired of the usual pots that you have at home? No need to fret as you can turn these plain pots into colorful and creative pieces. Read on and get ready to get your hands dirty --- the fun way!
Painting technique: Brush and color-blocking
What you'll need:
Terra cotta pots
Latex paint primer
Different colors of latex paints
A tip before you begin: You can cover the edges of your color blocks with masking tape before painting to minimize unevenness.
Make sure that you have everything you need.
After preparing your work area, wipe the pot with a rag to remove dirt. Then, coat the interior of the terra cotta pot with polyurethane finish to prevent moisture from seeping in.
A coat of latex paint primer must be applied to the exterior of the pot. Let it dry overnight.
When the primer has dried, apply one coat of paint on one area of the pot. Here, we painted the top part with yellow paint.
Paint the middle part of the pot with another color. Make sure that your chosen colors will go well with your first choice. Here, we used blue. Then, paint the bottom part with another color. Let dry. Don't forget to add another coat and let it dry afterwards.
Colorful pots -- perfect for the indoors or outdoors.