I was driving my kids to school last week and out of the corner of my eye saw some really pretty planters on someone's front stoop. I really didn't have a chance to get a second look, but I think what got me was that the terra cotta had a wash to it giving it a subtle Meditteranean look. I knew it would just take a second, so tried it at home and am quite fond of the results. What do you think? I have a bunch of tiny little terra cotta pots filled with succulents on my front porch that I gave the treatment to. It's super simple. Water down some white paint. I used some leftover milk paint from my daughter's bedroom painting debacle. Paint it or rub it on with a cloth. Wipe it off leaving some behind. I left varying amounts behind but like the more subtle look the best I think. Oh, and it would be easier if the plant wasn't actually in it while painting but, I'm lazy. And it still only took me a few minutes. It would look really nice on bigger planters like the ones I saw.
before & after
why yes, that is my garbage in the background; my neighbor gave me all these tiny plants and they really like it outside best; not sure what I'll do when winter comes