I love the look of outdoor terra cotta pots
: a little bit rustic with a European flair, yet simple to blend in with your landscaping
and house style. Sometimes, though, I wonder about embellishing them a little with some paint, just for fun.
Can it be done in a way that the elements will not destroy all of my hard work? The Artistic Garden
says yes, and it is simpler than I thought. All you need are water-based acrylic paints. Why didn't I think of that? Painting terra cotta pots
with craft store acrylic paints is recommended, and the article suggests that you really do not need specially formulated patio paint at all.
I was delightfully surprised to see that no sealers or top coats are needed. Since the paints are about a dollar for a two-ounce bottle at craft stores and they dry in about an hour, I cannot think of an easier project. Now, to decide on my design....
If you are looking for other ideas on how to spruce up your outside pots and planters, try Diane's spray paint makeover for plastic pots
and Francesca's flower pot fun with the kids
, using stencils and sponges.