I am still spending a little extra time with family, so today one of my very best bloggy friends is stopping by to share this beautiful DIY Painted Spanish Pottery Tutorial. Stephanie with Casa Watkins has the most beautiful globally eclectic style I have ever seen and these little pots are the perfect example of her amazing style! I hope you enjoy this cute project as much as I did!
I am so grateful to be welcomed to Pocketful of Posies! Thank you so much Cat for the invitation to guest post today. My name is Stephanie and I am the blogger behind Casa Watkins. My blog shares decorating how to’s for a colorful global eclectic home style, easy DIY projects, and modern Latina lifestyle tips. I’d love to have you visit my casa, so be sure to stop on over anytime. You are always welcomed at Casa Watkins.
Today, I wanted to share how you can bring Spanish flair to your plain pottery pots. I have a strong desire to have a green thumb and care for plants. Unfortunately, it’s not in my genes. I tend to kill off almost every plant I bring home. This year, one of my New Year home resolutions is to be more mindful of the plants. To kick start my adventure, I purchased a few new plants from the grocery store. Hey, I wasn’t going to go all out for plants just yet. This little plant only cost $3.00 and if it thrives, then I’ll be buying larger one from a nursery.
I wanted to give the pot a colorful look and thought of Spanish pottery immediately. Have you seen the amazing craftsmanship of this colorful pottery? I adore the vibrant colors and some of of the pottery even has a painted terracotta look.
Using a mix of ceramic paint and chalk paint, my own Spanish pottery influenced planter was created. To start, paint your planter a solid color. I chose a teal blue color seen on a lot of the Spanish pottery. You can also paint it white to allow for the paint to pop even more. Chalk paint is great for this project since it gives the pot a slight coarse texture rather than smooth acrylic paint.
Paint your desired design and be sure to add plenty of color. It’s great to have your phone with a inspirational picture of Spanish pottery to reference as you paint. I wanted a mix of large shapes with smaller figures. So, I mixed large red oval/hearts with plenty of swirls and small yellow flowers.
You can leave your painted pottery just as you painted it and seal with a clear paint on wax. Or, for a rustic look, add some brown antiquing wax to your pot. Since my pot already had the plant inside, I was careful to avoid any paint in the water reservoir at the bottom.
Voila! You are all done. I have to admit, I am addicted to making these Spanish pottery planters. I am already planning out my next one! If plants are not your thing, you can always use the planters for organizing desk accessories or crafting supplies. If you happen to see a large pot, this would be great on your kitchen counters too!
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