I’m such a sucker for details and now that my place is pretty much furnished (that took a while!) I can get to the fun stuff; all the little projects that make a space special.

I had a few bright orange terra cotta pots dotted around the house that I bought as they were cheap and because I needed to house my many many plants that I can’t really seem to keep alive but can’t stop buying either. Terra cotta is lovely but orange doesn’t fit into every space so I gave them a very quick and easy makeover and I love how they turned out!

white washed terra cotta potsThis is such a simple DIY idea that can turn cheap orange terra cotta pots into unique weathered white pots. Say goodbye to lusting over those ridiculously overpriced weathered pots in the furniture shops. No? Is that just me?

All you need is:

  • Terra cotta pots and saucers
  • White paint (I used acrylic but plain white wall paint would also work)
  • A paintbrush
  • Fine sandpaper

DIY potsUse a damp or just slightly wet paintbrush to dab the white paint onto the pot. Make sure to get right into the ridges and under and over the edges of both the saucer and the pot.

painted plant potsAlso, make sure to go far enough into the inside so that when your plant is inside, you can’t see any of the orange.

painted terra cotta potsLeave the pots to dry and once dry, use some fine sandpaper to sand off some of the paint on the edges and any detailing of the pot and the saucer.

DIY plant potsBrush off any dust, pop your plant in et voilà!

weathered terra cotta

DIY terra cotta potsI really like how these turned out and now I feel like I want to paint everything white and make it look weathered and shabby chic. Are you with me?

DIY weathered plant potsBig bisous. xS