By abigail thielen
I tried the viral faux terra-cotta vase trend and here's how it went...
I thrifted this vase last summer for my golden pothos propagations and always felt like it was missing something. After being persuaded by a few TikToks trying out this DIY, I drove to my local Joann Fabrics (I love the vibes in there) and bought some acrylic paints that matched the theme of my bedroom. I decided against the true color of terra cotta and opted for a pastel seafoam green and lavender.
I mixed the acrylic paint with baking powder until I got a thick, but spreadable consistency. The key is to get a good texture that mimics the texture of terracotta. I did two coats to make sure that the color was completely opaque.
After that the base coats finished drying I was really pleased with the results, but I set out to paint a fun pattern with the lavender and ivory colors. And so I did:
Once it finished drying, I was left with a matte finish and a funky pattern that was carefully examined and approved by my roommate’s puppy, Ophelia.
My propagations looks extra cool in this vase, I love it! Let me know if you end up doing this DIY, and I will talk to you next week.