This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plaid Enterprises. All opinions are 1o0% my own! Create these beautiful Coastal Terra Cotta Pots in just a few easy steps using Plaid’s new paint FolkArtCoastal™ for a authentic weathered by the coast look!
I’m a huge fan of all different kinds of paint, especially when it’s white or gray in color (you know me)! Today I’m going to share a new paint with you that is brand new to the Plaid family! It’s an exciting one too guys! It’s called FolkArt Coastal™. This easy to use, pre-mixed formula can be applied, layered, and distressed. FolkArt Coastal™ comes in 10 different colors and can be used both indoors and outdoors giving you limitless ways to use this amazing new water based paint! And it’s made in the USA! Today I’m going to share with you how to I made these Coastal Terra Cotta Pots, with a bit of a farmhouse flair… cause you you know I have to ; )!
It’s really hard to capture the texture of this paint in photos, but it really makes it seem like the item you have painted has been worn in time sitting out on the beach. There’s a sandy texture to it that provides that perfect coastal vibe.
FolkArt Coastal Paint is very easy to work with, so let’s walk through the steps for these adorable little Coastal Terra Cotta Pots!
- Terra Cotta Pots
- 8 oz. FolkArt Coastal Paint in Seal Grey and Sand Dollar
- Stiff Natural Bristle Brush – I liked using these
Coastal Terra Cotta Pots Tutorial
After you have gathered all your supplies we can being painting. I went for a slightly layered effect with the Seal Grey as my base color and topped off with the Sand Dollar.
Apply the Seal Grey paint to the terra cotta pot in an “X” pattern all over the pot, randomizing as necessary. Since this paint is very thick with a sand like texture, you see the brush strokes, and I wanted the brush strokes to be very imperfect and not provide a specific pattern. Don’t be afraid to put this paint on thick, it only adds to the texture! I also chose not to cover the entire pot, it’s natural beauty needs to shine through.
Once the Seal Grey paint dried I applied the Sand Dollar over the top in the same way. Once I was happy with the coverage, I took my paintbrush and just kind of manipulated the paint to make it appear thicker in areas.
As you can see it looks a little splotchy. That’s ok because we are about to sand this which will blend the colors together nicely. You can see below, the pot on the left has been sanded, the one on the right has not. Notice how the gray and white become one in a beautiful layered texture versus just looking like I put white paint on top of gray! Make sure all paint is dry before sanding!
I didn’t sand it down perfectly everywhere though because I did want it to seem like a natural progression in color changes, so in certain parts the Seal Grey is more visible than others.
Time to use your new pots! I planted succulents in mine because I’m tempted to see if I can keep these alive. I know, they are supposed to be super easy to maintain, but I have an issue with living plants. Hopefully that doesn’t cross over to the garden I’ll be planting shortly, haha!
I’m not done yet though! Not only did Plaid come out with this amazing new Coastal Paint, but they are also releasing a fun line for Fairy Gardens!
Some of the ladies below are sharing their version of a fairy garden, and I didn’t know they could look so good!! Seriously…. Go check them out!!
And be sure to follow along with Plaid Crafts for more exciting new releases and project ideas!!