Monday, April 7, 2014

Paintin' Pots...

  Yesterday was a glorious, spring day of sunshine and warmer temperatures. We had to make a delivery of freshly made signs to a consignment show we're participating in...and spruce up the display.  Lou and I decided, since we were out, to go to the brunch buffet at the Gunpowder Lodge.  After eating too much, we headed to Loews to pick up a big bag of potting soil.  Warm weather makes me want to change the "old dirt" in my pots for "fresh dirt". 

  I had seen a photo on Pinterest of a painted clay flower pot, filled with angel vine and loved the white washed look of the pot.   Strolling through the garden section, I spied shelves full of red clay pots and thought I'm gonna paint some pots. 

 We already had white primer in the I brought that down to the porch. 
Covering the table with brown paper, I got to work on "the look".

 Put a bit of paint on the brush and then took a few strokes
on the brown paper so I could dry brush the pots

 I had a small container of water and paper towels
ready in case I needed to remove some of the paint. 

 I found I did need to wipe the pots with wet paper towels to even
out the paint and make them look a bit more worn

 I suppose if one wanted a more worn look,
the paint could be sanded with very fine sand paper.

 Filled them with pretty, sweet smelling Columbine Violas and Rose Saxifraga. 
These will decorate the porch for the next few weeks,
but I will most likely change the plants in the pots to some sort of
annual and plant these lovelies into the garden.

  I'm happy with the look of my painted pots and
now have some Spring on the porch...


  1. I love them, Pat! What a difference that makes. From ordinary to extraordinary. xo Diana

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  3. They turned out great! I might have to borrow this idea!