I'm revamping my back porch & wanted to add some concrete decor for an industrial farmhouse style. For a fraction of the cost, you can get the look of concrete with just a few supplies.
For this tutorial, I will show you how to turn any cheap plastic or ceramic flowerpot into a chic cement garden accessory. If you're looking for an easy way to do faux concrete, read on.
Dixie Belle Products used:
Chalk Mineral Paint in Buttercream, Spanish Moss, Gravel Road, Rusty Nail & Juniper.
Sea Spray Texture Additive
Gatorhide Clear Coat
First, you need to clean anything before you paint. I use Dixie Belle's White Lightning, which is a TSB-Based Cleaner. Wipe clean with a wet rag to remove any residue.
Then you'll need to apply an adhesion primer if you're painting anything shiny. (Such as plastic, ceramic or metal.)
I'm using Dixie Belle's "Slick Stick" to make this into a paintable surface.
Wait 24 hours to dry.
Now it's ready for some paint. I'm using Dixie Belle's Chalk Mineral Paint in Buttercream, Spanish Moss & Gravel Road.
To add texture to my paint, I'm using Dixie Belle's Sea Spray Texture Additive. This is going to help it look like faux cement.
Add a little powder to the paint & mix. If you add too much, just add more paint or water to thin it out.
I stipple the different colors on, with no rhyme or reason as to what order I'm putting it on. I'm just going for a faux-cement look.
Now that it's dry, it's time to do a "wash". I'm using Dixie Belle's Chalk Mineral Paint in Rusty Nail & Juniper.
I pour the paint into a cup, then add water. The ratio is 2/3 water to 1/3 paint.
I am using a regular kitchen sponge to dip into the watered-down paint. Then just dabbing it on, letting some of the color run down the sides.
Using a paper towel, I dab it back to leave a little texture & color behind. Then I put the green along the top to give it a mossy look.
Once it dried, I sealed it with Dixie Belle's Gatorhide Clear Coat for a durable finish.
I hope enjoyed this tutorial & you're inspired to try something new. I'd love to see your finished projects if you do!
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