How To Add a Simple Rustic Finish to a Terra Cotta Planter

Happy Tuesday! I wish I could say that the beautiful spring weather is inspiring me to freshen up by decor, but that would be a lie. At this point, I am adding spring touches in spite of the weather; enough with the cold and snow, where is the sun and warm temps?! On that note, here is an easy little DIY that takes less than 5 minutes, and added a bright spring touch to my rustic barnwood shelves.

Add a little rustic charm to a plain terra cotta planter with this easy dry brushing technique!

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One of my decorating goals this year is to add more plants around our home, and to add some more simple rustic accents as well. I have managed to keep a couple of plants alive for awhile, a snake plant and an aloe plant, so I picked up this fun little guy at Wal-Mart for $6 to add to the collection. Isn't he cute?

How to add simple rustic charm to a plain terra cotta pot

Usually the container these little plants come in leave something to be desired, but I was so happy to see this simple terra cotta pot! It was just what I wanted! The natural color was a little strong for me, it needed to be muted just a little bit to add some of that rustic charm I was looking for, and that was a super easy fix!

How to add simple rustic charm to a plain terra cotta pot

Want to try this yourself? Here is all you need:

Terra Cotta Pot (this is similar to the one my plant came in)

Make sure your terra cotta pot is clean and dry, then you are just going to dry brush white paint all around it, until you are happy with the amount of coverage. To dry brush, simply dip your brush in the white paint, wipe most of the paint off on a paper plate, then lightly brush the paint all around the pot. Keep adding more brushstrokes until you are happy with the finished look, there is no right or wrong way to do it! 

It's so easy to add simple rustic charm to a plain terra cotta pot, all you need is a little paint!

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The whitewashed rustic finish came out just perfectly, and it is the perfect little addition to these shelves. Now, I just have to keep that plant alive!!


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