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Creating the look of concrete. DIY inspired by My Vintage Porch

So, while wasting time on Instagram I found Natalie at My Vintage Porch created some concrete looking pots from some terracotta pots.  I had a ton of pots, some newer that didn’t have any awesome patina…so, I thought I’d give it a whirl.  You can watch my video HERE.

Here are some shots too… basically you add wood joint compound to your pots with a scraper.  Let that dry and then use different colors of paint to create even more dimension.  I found that I like the look best when I blended the paint colors while they were wet on the pot.

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Here I have added the joint compound to the pots.
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I wanted my main color to be light grey, so I pretty much covered the pots completely.
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Here I used some leftover paint…I just globbed it all over, so I could use a rag to blend it.
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The finished look…all pots have a little variance depending on what paint colors dominated.
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Styled in the shop.

Checkout what I’ve done more recently with terra cotta pots HERE.

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