I'm not the type of gal who can keep plants alive. Cats and dogs, no problem. Maybe even a baby, although I haven't tried yet! But plants? No me gusta! If you look close enough, you can see the brown tips at the leaves. Fortunately, the plants have survived long enough that I could get pictures of them for this awesome post. I don't expect them to survive my "house of plant death" much longer, so I'm taking bids if anyone wants to place a bet when these bite the dust.
Although the plants won't last long around here, at least they can look good while they're here! I love the concrete pots I've seen around the Blogosphere, but I haven't had a chance to try it myself. In the meantime, I already had some of those cheap, orange terracotta pots and I thought I could mimic the look I wanted.
Here's how to try it create this look yourself!
- Paintable pots- I used those orange terra cotta pots
- Grab your favorite concrete-ish colors
- Prime your pots.
- Take your paint colors like grey, slate blue, and black and put small circles of paint on some scrap paper.
- Use a sponge to dab the paint colors together and start applying the pain. The paint will be applied in layers and you want a darker base. The base color should begin very gray.
- Once your paint is dry for your bottom layer, you should lay out circles of white and gray paint.
- For your top layer, the paint should be much lighter. Apply with a clean sponge and begin building a white/light gray layer.
6. Once the paint is dry, for your final touch, use a stippling brush or a hard sponge and apply a few flecks of black and brown to the top coat to recreate the speckled look of concrete.
That's all she wrote.
I would still love to try the real concrete pots- I think they are super, duper cool. But I've had these brand new, empty terracotta ones FOREVER (since Zack accidentally bought them & I was too
lazy busy to return them!) and they weren't about to grow legs and walk themselves out of my house. Sooo, now I can finally enjoy them!