Hi there! Today, I am sharing how to get the old world weathered look on Terracotta pots. There is a bit of a twist for this process. I actually use rit dye to get the look. I used the rit dye liquid in a bottle. Not the tablet form. Although, I am sure that would work just the same.
Simple plain terra cotta pot bought at Lowes hardware.You can find these just about in any home and garden section.
I first covered my work space with a plastic garbage bag. I then warmed up Astro turf green color perfect rit dye in a plastic microwave bowl for 50 seconds. I painted on two coats. Using a regular paint brush.I discovered mid way while the water was cooling, that it was not even necessary to continue the warming process. The color perfect soaked in nicely at room temperature.
I did not plan on the results to be color matched with the house and patio, but lo and behold it was perfect! With astro turf green color perfect it was the a great outdoor color choice for Spring/Summer pots.
And that is about as simple as it comes. I left these pots out all winter, and they look even more weathered, worn and old world. I absolutely love them, and my husband thought they were pretty neat too!
If you would prefer painting your pots, I did one back a few years ago with chalk paint HERE
Hope you give it a try. If you are not a regular here, I sure would love to see you back again.
You may also enjoy my Rit dye summer herb pots
Rit dye comes in so many beautiful color choices. Remember, it’s just not for tie dye purposes like back in the good ole days. Although, still very much used for that.
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