Aging a Terra Cotta Pot with Soap and Chalk-style Paint

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.

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