Today I thought I’d share a quick tip on how to get an aged look to your terra cotta pots using dark furniture wax.
I used this technique recently when I created my Valentine’s mantel and loved the results so much that I’m attacking any terra cotta in my home with wax :). I’m not a fan of the orangey color of terra cotta, and the stain provides a rich worn look that I’m digging.
All you need to achieve the look is some dark furniture wax, a brush, and some paper towels. I happen to have Annie Sloan’s Dark furniture wax on hand, but I think any dark wax would work.
Using your paint brush (or wax brush if you happen to have one), rub the furniture wax into the terra cotta. I like the look of the brush marks, so I make sure that I apply the wax using even brush strokes in the same direction.
Once your pot is completely covered, use a paper towel (or old rag) to wipe off the excess wax.
That’s it! Here is the before and the after–a darker, richer terra cotta that looks fantastic! Enjoy!