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DIY Home Decor Ideas are my favorite thing to share. Today I’m showing you how to make Terracotta Pots look chic, modern, and for sure beautiful without losing their natural rustic look. I made two different sets of pots, the silver ones for our bathroom and the gold ones for our entryway. I love how they turned out… Make sure to come back next week to take a tour of both spaces. I can’t wait for you guys to see them!

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Let me show you how I made them… Here is the tutorial! 

MATERIALS

Here is a list of the materials I used and where you can find them!

Gilding  Sheets

Click HERE for SILVER & Click HERE for GOLD

Click HERE to find the Gilding Adhesive

Click HERE to find the Gilding Brushes

Click HERE for White Chalk Paint.

Terracota Pots – I found mine at WalMart

 

TUTORIAL

 

ONE

If your pots are new you are ready to paint. If they are used you want to wash them well before you paint them.

Chalk paint is really forgiving and sticks really well to pretty much any surface. Don’t worry about doing a perfect job, you want to achieve a rustic look so it’s OK if some of the original surface shows here and there. You can even use sandpaper to antique the pots to your liking.

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TWO

Now your pots should be dry and ready to apply the gold leaf. 

Apply a thin coat of gilding adhesive to the surface of the pot. Allow the adhesive to air dry until the surface feels tacky. 

TIP : To create a rustic look apply the glue in an abstract way. Picture how you want the gold leaf to look as a finished project. The only spots where the gold or silver leaf will show is where the glue was applied. 

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THREE

Carefully lay the gilding sheet on the prepared surface. Keep the wax backing sheet towards you. Press and smooth gilding sheet to the surface, rubbing gently. Repeat and continue adding gilding sheets until the entire surface area is covered!

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FOUR

Using a natural bristle brush, brush over the gold leaf to remove the excess gilding. 

I love this part!

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You are done!

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Now all you have left is to plant your flowers, herbs, or plants!

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Confession : I can’t keep plants alive. :/

Whisper Voice : My pretty greenery is fake. 😉

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Remember to come back next week to see the two areas where these pots will be displayed.

Until then here are some other DIY Home Decor Ideas that I love!

 

Entryway Decor and Free Gallery Wall Printables

Click HERE

Entryway Decor Ideas at the36thavenue.com

 

How to Paint a Desk 

Tutorial HERE

How to paint furniture TUTORIAL at the36thavenue.com

 

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Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

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15 Responses to DIY Home Decor – Terracotta Pots

  1. Haley says:

    I love these and absolutely love that the succulents are fake! Where would I find fake succulents?

  2. Peggy says:

    I am smitten! Beautiful and so refreshing for spring.

  3. Carmia says:

    So stunning! The gold and silver really glams up these pots. Love your photos too :)

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