4/16/18

Create and Decorate: Updated Terracotta Pots with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan

Updated Terracotta Pot with Chalk Paint™ and Chalk Paint® Wax by Annie Sloan


Create and Decorate. Updated Terracotta Pots with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan.
It is finally feeling like Spring here in Toronto. Did you take a look at trees full of buds and bulbs popping on the ground? It's time to start decorating inspired by nature!  
I am kicking off this week with my Decorating Flowerpots series. Featuring Chalk Paint by paint guru Annie Sloan
Yes! You read right. I had the opportunity to try her amazing water-based decorative paint. I learned a lot! Including what inspired Annie Sloan to create her products and why. All this is coming up in the next posts!
I really like the idea of re-purposing and recycling that comes to mind with Annie Sloan Chalk Paintpaint. Today I want to begin these series with an updated terracotta pot. I am sure you have some around the house. These are by far the most affordable and easiest to paint. Find some!


UPDATED TERRACOTTA POT TUTORIAL 
A simple design to enhance bright paint colours and decorate a modern flowerpot.

MATERIALS:
  • Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan (Barcelona Orange and Giverny)
  • Gilding Wax by Annie Sloan (Warm Gold)
  • Medium to small brushes (also sponges if you prefer to paint the pot and saucer)
  • Black permanent marker 
  • Clear rubber flower stamp (allows precise positioning)
TIP: Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan requires no priming or sanding. Isn't that awesome?
I really liked its velvety matte finish. This paint is odour free and extremely low in volatile organic compounds. 


Start with the Mini Project Pack and choose the colours you like the most. I absolutely love Barcelona Orange and Giverny. Annie Sloan is right. They look amazing together!


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Clean your terracotta pot with a cloth to get rid off any dust
  2. Using a brush or sponge paint the bottom exterior part of your pot and saucer with
    Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Barcelona Orange 
  3. Using a medium brush or sponge paint the border of your pot and saucer with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Giverny 
  4. Let it dry completely. It dries very fast. It took just a couple of hours! 
  5. Repeat step 2 and 3 to add a second coat of Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan
  6. Repeat step 4 
  7. Clean your clear rubber flower stamp with a cloth
  8. Using a small brush apply a small amount of Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Barcelona Orange on your clear rubber flower stamp
  9. Position it on a spot along the bottom part of your terracotta pot. I decorated mine with five flowers all around it. You can decorate the upper part instead if you wish.
  10. Press slightly and lift your clear rubber flower stamp. Do not smudge it.
  11. Let dry completely.
  12. Using a small brush paint add some highlights with the Gilding Wax by Annie Sloan (Warm Gold). Take a look at the image above.
  13. Let it dry completely. 
  14. Using a permanent black marker add depth and dimension to your stamped flower.
    Take a look at the image above.
  15. Let dry completely.
  16. Wash all your brushes with warm water.
TIP: Place your plant in a plastic pot and then inside your terracotta pot. Your plant will not get as dry and your terracotta pot will last a lot longer.

Stay tuned for the another project decorating with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan


SPONSORED POST: Many thanks to Annie Sloan for providing us with the materials and knowledge to update this terracotta pot.

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