[redesigned] Painted Planter Pots

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots | Redesigned By M

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been knee deep in gardening adventures ever since we made over our landscape. After making my own plant markers and planting the vegetables, I looked to fulfill another goal: tending an herb garden. As I have a pretty amazing sunroom that gets a lot of sun all year round, I thought this would be a good room to keep an indoor herb garden in the winter. I’m not sure if it’ll work, but I can at least try! In order to have an indoor herb garden, I’ll need to make sure the herbs are portable, so in pots they go!

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots | Redesigned By M

I found these pots for FREE on Craigslist. They were an awesome find! Mostly, they were in great condition. A couple came with cracks. See my post here on how I repaired them.

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots | Redesigned By M

They were also a bit dirty, but nothing a little washing couldn’t handle!

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots | Redesigned By M

After I cleaned up the pots, I perched them onto various risers such as toilet paper tubes, container saucers, etc. I got the idea to paint these pots with chalkboard paint from Lia Griffith. If you don’t know Lia, you must get acquainted with her because she is AH-MAY-ZING! Would I lie to you? She painted her planter pots in chalkboard and after much debate about what I wanted to do with my own terra cotta pots, I decided chalkboard would be the way to go. Seriously, go check out her site. But finish reading my post first.

Chalkboard Painted Planter Pots with watering directions | Redesigned By M

Using my fabulous new chalk markers, I labeled each pot with the name of the herb as well as watering directions. I get so forgetful on which herbs need what sort of attention! This was a very simple project. Give it a try!

Total time: It took me 45 minutes to paint eight pots. I did it outside in the blazing hot sun, so these pots dried really quick.

Total cost: A quart of chalkboard paint cost me about $10, but I only used about a quarter of the can, if that. The pots were totally free thanks to Craigslist! 

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