I am a huge fan of the vintage mudcloth pattern that seems to be popping up everywhere lately! I haven’t been able to find a way to seamlessly incorporate it into our home…until now. We wanted to add a couple cool plants to our front porch and I found these awesome terracotta pots at Ikea for a couple bucks and decided they would look awesome when painted with the mudcloth pattern. It was so so easy that I decided to share the DIY here so that you can make them too!
Things You’ll Need:
· Terracotta pots
· Spray paint – We used Rustoleum brand in Heirloom White
· Black acrylic paint
· Paint brush – The tip of our brush was about ¼” wide
Wipe down the terracotta pots with a lightly damp paper towel. This will remove all the extra dust and particles, leaving a smooth surface.
Line up the pots on a surface for spray painting. I used a piece of scrap wood and did it on my lawn in the backyard. You can also just lay down a drop cloth or an old bed sheet for extra protection. Holding the can about 10” from the surface of the pots, lightly apply an even layer of spray paint to the outside, top edge and inside of your pots. Repeat with a second even coat to insure full coverage. Let dry completely.
When the pots have fully dried you can begin marking the pattern on your pots with the pencil. The patterns absolutely do not need to be perfect! That’s what makes it feel so special! I referenced a bunch of different vintage mudcloths to inspire my pattern and mixed and matched elements of different patterns to make it my own.
Squeeze some paint, only about a tablespoon, onto a paper plate. Using the paintbrush, paint over your pencil pattern using one broad stroke at a time. Acrylic paint dries quickly so if you feel your brush getting tacky or stiff simply rinse with water and dry the tip as much as possible with a paper towel before painting more strokes. When finished, let the paint dry completely.
Style! Find a spot inside your home or outside on covered patios and porches perfect for your new pots and plant some really awesome succulents or cacti in them! You honestly can’t go wrong with wherever you put them :)