Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan can easily transform your outdoor accessories. Chalk Paint® adheres to most surfaces, including terracotta and cement, and it can give your urns and planters a brand new finish. It is also quick drying, so your projects will be done in no time. Ahead, we are going to show you three easy ways to take your planters from drab to fab!
Using Chalk Paint® and dirt on your urn
This technique comes from Annie Sloan’s book, Creating the French Look. While Annie’s project was transforming a beautiful 18th-century wooden cherub, this tutorial shows you how to easily achieve a similar look on ordinary stone urns and statuaries found out your local garden center. Here’s how we adapted her method:
To duplicate this finish you will need:
• Chalk Paint® in Old White
• Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brush
• Potting soil
1. Paint your statue or urn all over with Chalk Paint® in Old White, using the tips of your Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brush to push the paint into the recesses. The next step needs to be done while the paint is wet, so make sure to work in manageable areas if painting a larger object.