Handpainted Chalky Finish Rustic Chic Flower Pot

Handpainted Chalky Finish Rustic Chic Flower Pot

Posted by DecoArt on May 28th 2015

Upcycle a terracotta pot with a pretty, rustic, and chic look that is wonderful enough to be a decor piece all on its own.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • 6" terra cotta pot
    • craft knife
    • 3" flat brush



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Cover work surface and wipe down any dirty or dusty areas of pot.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Apply a coat of Primitive to the lower half of flower pot.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Apply a coat of Everlasting paint on top of the first color layer. Use a light hand or dry brush when applying the layer of color. Allow the first paint color to show through. Cover the entire outside of the pot.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Apply a layer of Primitive over the top outer half of the pot, covering Everlasting. Allow the Primitive color to completely cover the white.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint the inside of the pot with Primitive. Using a dry brush, add Everlasting to the inside top of the pot, allowing Primitive to show through.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Add a third layer of paint in Everlasting, to the top outer section of the pot. Do not coat too thick so some of the Primitive color shows through. Using a craft blade, scrape away the paint in the grooves around the center of the pot. Add Primitive to striped area.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Finish the piece with Ultra Matte Varnish to seal your flower pot.