michele cordaro design
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whimsie pot prepped with Kilz

whimsie pot with painted trim

Many of us have very busy lives requiring decision-making, prioritizing, and multi-tasking. My hope is that my Whimsie Pots inspire a little playfulness & humor to your day! Welcome to MicheleCordaroDesign and thanks for stopping by my site.

CREATING WHIMSIE POTS:

I've been painting Whimsie Pots since 1999 and have found, through trail and error, how to seal and prime terra cotta pots to avoid staining and bubbling paint. I learned the hard way back then that varnish or outdoor paints alone don't suffice! I now use a fool proof method and have a 12 year old Whimsie Pot that's just as striking as it was when I first created it!

Before a plain terra cotta pot is transformed into a Whimsie Pot, I dip them in a commercial grade, water-based, waterproofing agent. After a 24 hour curing time, I cover them with a water-based, mildew-resistant stain blocker. Once dry, I apply a coat of primer. After painting the Whimsie design, I cover the pots with polyurethane. I take these steps because terra cotta pots are permeable and not stain resistant and I want you to enjoy your pots for a long, long time! I keep a large inventory so I can process large orders for special occasions like weddings/showers with a quick turnaround.

I find inspirations for my Whimsie designs from most anyplace where color and design come together. I love creating new designs so keep checking back for new lines.

 

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