Yard-Nique Distresses Terra Cotta Pots with Residents in Carolina Arbors

on Mar 02 in Giving Back

On February 24th it was one of the coldest days of the year but the Yard-Nique team and some Carolina Arbors residents were toasty warm inside with a “hands on” workshop for distressing terra cotta pots.

Aged and distressed terra cotta pots have a romantic appeal but sometimes it is hard to wait for the weather and mineral deposits over time on these pots to do their own thing making them look aged so that’s where we come in to speed up the natural process.

Residents were introduced to a number of ways to change the look of the supplied terra cotta pot which involved faux painting, sanding and a method applying candle wax prior to painting so the paint would chip off. Some of the residents added more color than others, while some really went for the look of a pot that had ages in a garden shed keeping the colors muted.

The end result was that no two pots looked the same and everyone left with a great start on spring with a planter.

Yard-Nique supplied all of the materials for the craft for a small fee mainly to cover the cost of the clay pot and there was plenty of help on hand for the residents if needed. It was a great morning doing something creative to start off a winter day.

Here are some photos of Carolina Arbors residents and Team Yard-Nique.

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