Terra cotta pots
Green milk paint powder
Black milk paint powder
Clear exterior finish
- Mix milk paint powder with water in a cup as instructed on the packaging
- Begin dabbing green milk paint onto the terra cotta pot with a damp sea sponge to create a mottled effect
- Continue the process using black milk paint to add depth. Blot the paint so that the black and green colors are blended but still mottled
- Allow pot to dry completely
- After the milk paint has dried, use painter’s tape to position the pineapple stencil in the desired location
- Using a clean foam brush, apply gold paint to the body of the pineapple and black paint to the leaf area
- Remove the stencil. Repeat steps 5 and 6 twice more on equidistant areas around the pot, and then let dry
- Apply clear exterior finish to seal the paint. Finally, plant some plants inside!
Design Tip: Although natural sea sponges are more expensive than standard sponges, they create the desired uneven pattern that makes the pot look weathered and antiqued.
Design Tip: After dipping the foam brush into the paint, dab the brush on a scrap piece of paper to reduce the amount of paint applied to the pot. This helps achieve the weathered look we are looking for.