I ran across the idea of using soap as a distressing medium so thought I’d try it, creating a tutorial as I worked. It would either turn out fine or I’d just have to get another pot and try again. I found this pot under our deck area so I was good to go.
I think it worked pretty well! It was fun and quick to do.
I think the paint brand we sell and use has the perfect colors for this project: Missouri Limestone Paint Company English Ivy and Grannies Lace. Any chalk-style paint should work, though. I just happened to have a new bar of Safeguard soap, but any soap should also work.
Along with the pot, soap and paint, you will need brushes, and a fine sanding sponge. I like to pour my paint into containers. These were once a silicone muffin pan I cut apart.
Note: The video is in two parts due to the length of over 6 minutes in each video.
Part 1 of 2: Aging a Terra Cotta Pot
Part 2 of 2: Aging a Terra Cotta Pot
I am happy with the final result. What do you think? If you try it, be sure to send me your pics in the comments.