Time: 45 minutes
Materials: DecoArt Chalky Finish paint, brushes, planter
What can I say, I’m officially obsessed with house plants. At some point, someone is going to have to come over and cut me off before my apartment turns into a jungle. They’re just such an easy way to bring color into your home, don’t you think? And why settle for a basic terra cotta planter when you can customize it to fit your decor in less than an hour! Here’s how I gave mine a makeover:
I used DecoArt’s chalky finish paint for this project because of the ultra matte finish (the end results almost feels like ceramic). The paint also requires no primer which is great for saving time. You can grab the planter at Ikea.
Apply the base color to your planter and dish. Once thoroughly dry, you can add your pattern. To achieve the design I made, make a row of dashes then, for the next row (above), have the dashes go the opposite direction. Because of the thicker coverage of the chalky paint, I didn’t have to do a second coat of the pattern color, even though it was a bit lighter than the base (woo!). It also helps to use a soft bristle brush to avoid any visible brushstrokes.
You can seal with a creme varnish or wax before potting your plant, but that’s up to you!
And that’s it! I’m thinking of making a few in different alternating color, what do you think? If you liked this idea, be sure to visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration! They’re also hosting a pretty amazing content that you may want to check out– see details here.