Potty Mouth

We’ve all got our vices – those secret little addictions that we only indulge when no one is home. Maybe it’s drinking milk straight from the carton or singing at the top of your lungs to Garth Brook’s greatest hits, but we’ve all got one.

For me, it’s spray painting. There’s nothing like breaking out the painters tape and a can of Rust-Oleum when no one is looking.

So when Kevin went golfing this Saturday, I got busy.

Spray Painted Terra Cotta Flower Pots Logo

We had several old terra cotta flower pots hanging out in our garage, so I grabbed the biggest one and got to work (it’s about a foot in diameter).

Bare Terra Cotta Pot

The pot was pretty scuzzy after living all winter in the garage, so I have it a good cleaning before I did anything. Then I taped it up using some freezer paper to protect the bottom of the pot.

Terra Cotta Painted Flowerpot

I was a little worried about how porous the terra cotta was, so decided to go with a light primer coat. I used Rusto-Oleum’s Painter’s Touch 2X Primer (our go-to primer for just about everything).

Terra Cotta Flower Pots Primer

I made sure to prime down inside the pot as well so that once we fill it, the color will look continuous from the outside in. The primer was followed with four quick, thin coats of Gloss Rust-Oleum in a buttery yellow.

Rust Oleum Spray Painted Terra Cotta Pots

I let the paint dry for about 25 minutes, then pulled off the tape and freezer paper.

Gloss Spray Painted Terra Cotta Flower Pots

I love, love, love how this project turned out! It took less than an hour and because we already had the spray paint, it was 100% free! I really think it made the tired, old flower pot look ready for spring!

I plan on spray painting the rest of the pots we have and probably getting a few more.

What have you spray painted lately? Is spring cooperating where you live? What’s your little vice?

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