Painted Suede and Metallic Terra Cotta Pots. Create a beautiful Spring centerpiece or pots for your porch with this easy tutorial using suede and metallic paints!
Painted Suede and Metallic Terra Cotta Pots
Fresh flowers always make the world a little brighter, especially now. I’m sharing an easy way to dress up plain, inexpensive terra cotta pots with paint!
18 Spring and Easter DIY Ideas
I’m joining friends who are all sharing easy Easter and Spring DIY ideas. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and HOP over to see all of the easy Easter ideas!
Suede Paint Gives Terra Cotta Pots a Rustic Look
I found out about Deco Art’s suede paint. It’s perfect for home DIY projects. The suede finish is matte and it has a thicker, sandy texture than regular paint. The suede finish gives the pots an aged look in minutes!
Metallic Paint Make Pots Shine
Metallic is a HUGE trend right now. I picked up this multi-pack of Deco Art’s Extreme Sheen Colortrends Metallic Paint – the colors are so pretty! You can find the metallic paint and suede paint at Michaels!
Supplies to Make Painted Suede and Metallic Terra Cotta Pots
Terra Cotta Pots
White paint (optional)
Apply Deco Art Suede Paint
To give the pots a rustic look, paint a coat of paint on each pot, then wipe excess paint away with a damp paper towel. You can make the pot as rustic as you want by how much paint you wipe away, exposing the underlaying terra cotta color.
Leave the Top of the Pot Exposed
Don’t paint the top rim of the pot. This is where the metallic paint will be painted. You don’t want to paint over the suede paint since it has a rough texture.
Paint the Pot Rim with Metallic Paint
Once the suede paint is dry, apply metallic paint to the rim of the pots. Brush the metallic paint along the rim of the pots in long, even strokes. The metallic paint sheen will show the brush marks, so making the brush strokes smooth will look best.
Dry Brush White Paint
This is optional; you can add a more rustic look to the pots by dry brushing paint on both the suede sections of the pots as well as the metallic sections. If you decide to apply this step, you can use a damp paper towel to smudge the brush strokes.
Paint a Tiered Tray
I also painted a tiered tray that I found at Micheals. It is a galvanized tray but I thought it would look so pretty painted white. I used the same metallic Rose Quartz paint to make the edges of the tray POP!
Create a Tiered Tray Centerpiece
Once I painted the tiered tray, I added planted flowers to my painted pots and put them in the tray.
To create the Spring centerpiece, I layered the tiered tray on top of a cutting board, then put two larger terra cotta pots on each side of the tray and some faux flowers. I love the way the centerpiece. And this centerpiece will last a lot longer than cut flowers so I plan on leaving it on our dining room table through Summer!
Add Painted Pots to Your Outdoor Decor
I put the largest size pots outside on our porch. I love the way the metallic rims sparkle in the sunshine! Such a beautiful addition to a porch our backyard!
18 Spring and Easter DIY Projects
This week I'm joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Easter projects, decor ideas, and crafts with you. Be sure to see what they are sharing by clinking the links below the images.
Easter Mantel Decor with Free Printable Easter Art at The Happy Housie Simple Easter Brunch Table at Finding Silver Pennies Spring Flower Pot Cakes at Satori Design for Living Dollar Store Wooden Box Centerpiece at Craftberry Bush
Free Easter Activity Booklet for Kids at The DIY Mommy Wood Slice Easter Craft for Kids at She Gave it a Go Free Printable Easter Banner at Happy Happy Nester DIY Easter Egg Salt and Pepper at Life is a Party Kid Friendly Easter Table at The Tattered Pew
Black & White Easter Vignette and Printable at Taryn Whiteaker Designs Easter Bunny Peg Dolls at Cassie Bustamante DIY Spring Artwork at Love Create Celebrate DIY Authentic Easter Eggs at Zevy Joy Modern Classic Easter Table at Cherished Bliss
Pin Suede and Metallic Painted Pots for Later
Show Me Your Painted Pots
Tag me on Instagram at @tatertotsandjello and sow my YOUR painted pots! I would love to see YOUR projects!
Have a Creative Day!