I love finding new uses for things I already have. I’ve been experimenting with different ways to use chalk paint and wax other than just painting furniture. I’ll share all of my results in a later post, but today I’ll show you how to age terracotta pots with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax by mixing the two together to make a colored glaze.
I was inspired by this tutorial from At The Picket Fence. I adore how they were able to transform their off-the-shelf pots into these pretty, aged beauties.
I’ve been looking for something around my home so I could try this suggestion that is on the back of the can of Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax:
“Amazingly our paint and wax can be mixed together to make a coloured wax. Try mixing Old White with the Clear Wax to make a white wax, or make a colour- Aubusson Blue coloured wax for instance- scrumptious.”
Sounds scrumptious, indeed!
What better guinea pig for my experiment than some not-so-new but newish-looking terracotta pots? Besides, if I messed it up, it would only be inexpensive flower pots that I’ve had forever.
If you already have chalk paint and wax, this is the perfect way to give your terracotta pots a durable, aged patina.
Mix together a 1:1 ratio of paint to wax to make a paste. One tablespoon of each is enough to cover six flower pots.
Put a small amount of the mixture on the tip of your bristles and cover the pot with light horizontal strokes.
After 30 minutes, sand the pot with fine grit sand paper until you get the desired amount of distressing.
This is the part where the paint and wax mixture worked too well. I thought that I would lightly sand the pot to distress it, but it took a little more elbow grease than I had expected.
I’ll be using these pots on our covered back porch this spring but, for now, they found a spot in my spring vignette while my tulips were in full bloom.
Have you found any uses for chalk paint or wax other than for painting furniture? Feel free to leave me a link in the comments section so I (along with others) can check out your projects!
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