4/18/18

Create and Decorate: Weathered Concrete Pot with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan


Create and Decorate. Weathered Concrete Pot with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan

Concrete flower pots have been trending for quite some time. With so many tutorials and videos that teach you how to make one out there I had to give it a try! Let me tell you that getting a good solid pot took many attempts. Yes, my first ones felt apart!. It was one of the most challenging things I have done so far. I admit it was quite messy but fun!

I love the rough and weathered look of my concrete pot, do you? It reminds me of those old building walls we see in small towns. Still deciding what type of plant I want in it. An African Violet from our indoor garden collection for now.

WEATHERED CONCRETE POT

MATERIALS:
  • Recommended: eye protection and waterproof gloves 
  • Concrete Mix (find an affordable small bag at the hardware store)
  • Two rounded plastic planters like the ones on the image above
  • Plastic container to mix your concrete
  • Water
  • Something to stir your concrete mix such a spoon or a stick
  • Stones
  • Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan (Henrietta and Old White)
  • Gilding Wax by Annie Sloan (Warm Gold)
  • Chalk Paint® Wax Brushes
  • Small flat brush

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make your concrete pot:
  1. Get your plastic container ready.
  2. Pour concrete dry from the bag into the hole until it reaches 3 to 4 inches from top. 
  3. Start with 1 part water to 5 parts of concrete.
  4. Pour enough water onto it until the concrete powder is thoroughly wet.  
  5. Concrete should be workable like the consistency of modeling clay
  6. Mix the concrete and pour it into the bigger plastic pot mold. 
  7. Place the smaller plastic pot mold inside it and make pressure to fit it in
  8. Place heavy stones inside the smaller plastic pot to add weight.
  9. Allow the concrete to cure for 48 hours.
  10. After the concrete has cured, remove the new pot from the plastic pot.
  11. Let your new concrete pot dry for seven days

Let’s understand concrete:
  • Concrete setting (cure) time is between 24 to 48 hours
  • Concrete could take up to seven days to fully dry. 



Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack

Start with the Mini Project Pack and choose the colours you like the most.

How to paint your concrete pot:
  1. After seven days your concrete pot is ready to paint.
  2. Using the Chalk Paint® Wax Brush paint the exterior of your concrete pot with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Old White.
  3. Repeat step 1 using Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Henrietta
  4. Combine both paint colours to enhance the rough exterior of the concrete pot. 
  5. Before the paint has dried completely enhance your concrete pot texture adding small amounts of Gilding Wax by Annie Sloan (Warm Gold) using a small flat brush.
  6. Let dry completely.
And there you have it! A rough and weathered concrete pot for you.
Stay tuned for more!

SPONSORED POST: Many thanks to Annie Sloan for providing us with the materials and knowledge to decorate and paint this concrete pot. 

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