Dress Up Your Terra-cotta Pot
Having fresh flowers or herbs in a room or on a patio always help to freshen up a space. An inexpensive way to do that is buy purchasing some terra-cotta pots. The ones I used for this segment, were counter top size. The prices ranged from $0.75-$1.25 and a bargain. The only problem is they can be a little boring. The solution is some creativity and paint.
I painted this little herb pot with black chalkboard paint. I wrote the name of the herb “mint” with chalk. If you change out plant, just erase it!
I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint, (not to be confused with chalkboard paint,) for this little pot. I then used a paint marker to doodle designs. I hid the names of our family throughout the doodles. They had fun finding them.
I spray painted this one metallic gold and just wrote our last name with acrylic paint. This is super easy and just using the metallic gold transforms that simple terra-cotta pot.
I spray painted this one with metallic silver. I added the mustache and a monocle. I have no idea why I decided to paint this. I think it turned out cute, but who would want this on their counter? The local coffee shop! Perfect for their eclectic taste.
I also used spray paint on this one. I had issues with the spray paint bubbling a bit, but I really like this color. I used “Shape Tape” by frogtape.com to create the scalloped edge. I think painted the bird with acrylic paint and sealed it with a sealant.
My final flower pot is my “Willie Nelson” one. This one is my favorite! I am a fan of Willie’s and he happened to be coming to town on the same day I shared these on the show. I spray painted the pot white and then hand painted Willie and the a design inspired by the state of Texas. (For some reason, I said ‘Dallas, Texas’ on my segment. Ignore that!) I again, sealed the design with a spray sealant. This does not match a darn thing in my house, but for now, it is on my table at the front entrance.
Thank you to Southern States Co-Operative in Troutville, VA for supplying the plants.