Submitted by Anjie Davison on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 10:35.
Yesterday I bought six 15 cm (6 in) terracotta pots (three for £1 In Wilkinson's at the moment), with the intention of painting them. It was a lovely day to sit in the garden and paint. I decided on a kitsch theme, bright primary colours and polka dots. I used acrylic paints (sample pots of kitchen/bathroom emulsion can be used, they work just as well), applied with a sponge, this gives a more even finish than a paint brush. The polka dots I made using a piece of doweling dipped into white paint then dotted on to the pot at regular intervals.