I decided the hanging shelves would look great with some small pots and plants. I found these terra cotta pots at Home Depot for $1.29 but knew they needed some TLC. I am not a fan of the bright orange color (as seen above on the left). I have also never “aged” terracotta pots before but knew I wanted them to actually “look old”, not look like they were “painted to look old”.
I did some research online and found a process featured on “This Old House” that I really liked. Plus it was really easy.
W H A T Y O U ‘ L L N E E D
S T E P B Y S T E P:
Mix two cups of garden lime with 1 1/2 cups water. Stir thoroughly (and continue stirring throughout the entire time).
Cover pots with a thick coat of the lime. Add a second coat if necessary.
Let dry. Sand lightly with sandpaper to create aging spots.
Spray lightly with clear matte sealer (inside and outside of pots.)
When completely dry add plants.
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