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Mark Rayner transforms a humble terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter using a subtle combination of Resene colours and a shimmering pearlescent glaze.

You will need: Latex gloves, terracotta pot, paintbrush, paint roller, tray, paint stirrer, sponge, Phormium ‘Purple Haze’, potting mix, white pebble mulch, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Barely There, Resene Concrete Clear, Resene Paint Effects Medium, Resene Pearl Shimmer waterborne pearlescent glaze, Resene Terracotta Sealer and a Resene testpot of Resene Whiteout.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Pale Prim.

Here's another idea: If you want a more dramatic contrast with the base coat, use a testpot of Resene Tuna mixed with the Resene Paint Effects Medium.

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Step 1 how to turn a terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter

Step 1
Apply one coat of Resene Terracotta Sealer to the pot inside and out and allow to dry.

Step 2 how to turn a terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter

Step 2
Apply two coats of Resene Barely There to the outside, top and inner rim of the pot, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Step 3 how to turn a terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter

Step 3
Pour a test pot of Resene Whiteout into the Resene Paint Effects Medium and mix thoroughly with a paint stirrer.

Step 4 how to turn a terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter

Step 4
Wearing a latex glove, lightly sponge the Resene Paint Effects Medium in a random pattern on to the pot and allow to dry.

Step 5 how to turn a terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter

Step 5
Carefully stir the Resene Pearl Shimmer waterborne pearlescent glaze with a paint stirrer.

Step 6 how to turn a terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter

Step 6
Using a roller, apply one coat of Resene Pearl Shimmer waterborne pearlescent glaze to the pot and allow to dry.

Step 7 how to turn a terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter

Step 7
Apply three coats of Resene Concrete Clear to the pot, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Step 8 how to turn a terracotta pot into a simple and elegant planter

Step 8
Plant up with the Phormium and potting mix and finish off with a layer of pebble mulch.

 
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