Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Paint Pouring Technique on Terracotta Pots

I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)

Now that the weather is beautiful outside, I'm starting to spend more and more time outdoors on my porch. This is my go-to place all summer! And now that freezing temps are hopefully in the past, it's also time to start adding some beautiful flowers. Last year, I just used a plain terracotta pot for my porch flowers, but I wanted to spruce it up a little bit this year. 

DecoArt came out with a new paint pouring program, which is amazing! The possibilities are endless with these mediums! I wanted a cool paint dripping look with my pots, so I decided to see what it could do on terracotta! 

My first step was picking my colors. I used DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Sea Glass and White Wash. I also used the DecoArt Pouring Medium.
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
I followed the ratio suggestions on the back of the medium, and mixed equal parts of the Pouring Medium with the acrylic paints into a paper cup. If you want a different look, it would be at this point to mix both colors together in one cup, but I decided to do a different direct pour technique. 
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
I ended up having enough paint to do two pots, so this is the first one. 
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas

I placed it upside down on some folded up tinfoil, which was also on top of my drop cloth. 
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
For the first pour, I spooned over the White Wash along the bottom of the pot (technically the top now).
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
I then spooned over the Sea Glass. I didn't know exactly how these would mix, so it was good to see some of the white coming through.
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
I did have a few spots the paint didn't get, so I decided to spoon some more White Wash onto those spots and a little more on top to break up the Sea Glass.
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
To dry, I placed the pots on top of a scrap piece of 4x4 wood. I took care drying these for some time since they were going to be in direct contact with water. I seriously waited about a good week. 
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
While it was drying, I did grab some excess paint and painted about 2" in on the inside of the pot. You can wait to do this step once it's dried if you have more paint hanging around that won't go bad within that time.
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
Here's the finished pot! I think it turned out so cool! 
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas




Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
The best thing about paint pouring, is that every time you do it, it's going to turn out different. Just check out the my other pot and how it turned out!
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
Here's a look at the inside. I painted to about where I knew the soil would hit. 
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
And here's where they ended up on my porch. I can't wait for more of those zinnias to bloom! Check out here for my full porch reveal and the tutorial on making these chairs.
Paint Pouring on terracotta pots. DIY patio or porch decor and decorating ideas
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Best Farmhouse DIY Decor Projects For Your Home


I've been in my house for almost 10 years, and for first 7 to 8 years of that I changed my style like twice a year. I couldn't quite figure out what I liked. Well, now that my house has stayed pretty much the same for a couple of years, I think it's safe to stay I found my style :) That's a great feeling! Don't get me wrong, I love moving things around and giving my space a whole new feel twice a year...but, it feels just as good being content and happy with how things are and not having to adjust anything.

So, what's my style? I would consider it modern farmhouse. This style is so flexible it can almost fit anything. Do I live on a farm? No, but I did at one point own 8 chickens and 2 ducks. I have farms in my neighborhood. But, that doesn't matter :) How many people love the coastal look and live thousands of miles for any ocean, right?

Anyway, over the past few years, I have been making and collecting some of my favorite farmhouse decor items and decided to share them all in one place for you guys! Hope you enjoy and let me know if you have any questions! Click on the picture for the link or tutorial :) There are 37 tutorials, so enough to keep you busy for awhile adding your own farmhouse charm to your house!

diy shiplap tutorial. Cheapest shiplap for your house. The best diy farmhouse decor projects for you home! Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas.

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