The Secret of Sandstone Texture

I have mentioned Fusion Mineral Paint’s Textured mediums before, but I have mainly used their Smooth Pearl Embossing Paste for raised stenciling. Today I’m going to show you a super easy way of transforming an ordinary plant pot into a faux concrete pot using the Sandstone Texture.Concrete pot

If you Google “concrete pot” you’ll see how ‘on trend’ these are at the moment and the kind of look I had going on in my head when I thought of using Sandstone texture to create this cement or concrete look for this old paint splattered, blue terracotta pot.Plant pot

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • A plant pot – can be ordinary terracotta. See the one I used above? It was a pot I was using for washing my paint brushes. It is painted, but I just roughed up the surface with some sandpaper and it’s good to go.
  • Fusion’s Sandstone Texture medium.
  • Paint for faux concrete – this ideally needs to be a grey concrete colour, such as Fusion’s Soapstone or Little Lamb
  • Paint for colour on base – this can be any contrasting colour. For this example, I’m using Casement (white), but imagine how pretty some of our pastel shades would look? or Fusion’s Metallics?
  • Paint brush

Step One

For the pot I painted, I used approx. 1 Tablespoon of Sandstone Texture mixed with approx 1 tablespoon of Soapstone (grey) colour paint.

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Step Two

Using your paint brush, paint the Sandstone texture mixture onto the pot. I brushed around the width of the pot, keeping the brush strokes even around the pot for a textured look. The sandstone will feel gritty but should still paint fairly smoothly around your pot without lumps.concrete potpainting with Sandstone Texture

Step Three

When your faux concrete layer is finished – yes go ahead and feel it, doesn’t it feel like a real cement surface? – you are now ready for painting the base of your pot.

Select your contrasting colour or metallic paint.

If you like, you can use painters tape to mark where you want to paint up to. I did this free hand to give more of a “hand made” look.

Sandstone textureconcrete potDon’t forget to paint the base of your pot.

You may need two or three coats of this coloured layer to cover well.concrete pot


And there you have it! Three easy steps to creating your own faux concrete planter pot, ready to add to your home decor.concrete potsandstone texture

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But wait, there’s more …

I couldn’t help myself, and since I had more paint and texture waiting right there … I picked up my daughter’s waste paper bin from her room, and … well, let’s just say it’s NOT hot pink anymore!

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