Since the weather is getting warmer, I thought that it would be the perfect time to grow some herbs. I wanted to have some pretty, minimal pots to plant them in, which is why I decided to give some terracotta pots a makeover.
What you’ll need
- a terracotta pot
- a terracotta saucer
- surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol)
- paint (or spray paint)
- paint brush
What I did
- I started by laying down some newspaper to protect the surface I was working on.
- Then I cleaned my pots and saucers with surgical spirit.
- Next was the fun part: painting. I decided to use white and gold paint to achieve the minimal style I was going for. And so, once the surgical spirit had dried, I painted the first white coat on the saucers and the base of the pots.
- I did two extra coats leaving 16 hours in between each to let the paint dry.
- After the third coat had dried, I moved on to painting the rim of the pots gold.
- I did two extra coats for the gold paint too. Luckily this paint only took half an hour to dry so it didn’t take me long to finish.
- I skipped this step but you can seal the paint with a clear finishing wax to help prevent chipping.
I decided to plant rosemary and basil into these pots and this is how they turned out: