Friday, February 26, 2010

A little paint job

I have been saving these sturdy plastic pots which came with new plants. When I ran out of pots (again) last week, I decided to paint them to match my existing terracotta pots. DSCN3130
Left
, newly painted pot; right, before the paint job.

I am happy with the result; I only wish I have more of these plastic pots to play with. Here are my 2 new pots of herbs.:

DSCN3186
Vietnamese mint (left) and oregano (right)

ps. I used acrylics paint which adhered to the surface really well.

 

And here are some foliage to share, all planted in terracotta pots…

Geranium © Evelyn Howard 2010 

Geranium

String of Pearls © Evelyn Howard 2010

My indoor pot of String of Pearls

TootsieTimeWishing you a wonderful weekend.

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14 comments:

Tootsie said...

I am a pot saver too....I almost have my entire greenhouse outfitted for seedlings from the saved cell packs and trays of years before I had the building!
great paint job...nice plantings!

Darla said...

I love painting containers, these turned out great..now, where can I get a string of pearls like that?

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great idea! You did an awesome job. Your plants look so happy.
*hugs*deb

Julie said...

Lovely new pots!!! Your plants are gorgeous as always, girl!!!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Nice job on the pots. Your string of pearls is really nice. I don't know if i have ever seen one of those.

Noelle said...

What a wonderful idea! I need to get my old plastic pots out and paint them. Yours look great!

Autumn Belle said...

That's what I'd like to do too. You did a good job on yours.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love the string of pearls. I like the terra cotta too and love to paint any thing I can get ahold of. Pop over for a visit some time. Blessings
QMM

Louis la Vache said...

Nice transformation on the pots.
«Louis» could use some help with his face. Wanna try?!
;-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Great idea! I love when plants come in these types of pots that can be used again. I love the string of pearls, they remind me of peas!

RainGardener said...

I love your String Of Pearls. Not too long ago I was wondering where I could find String Of Hearts that I use to have for years. I must have finally killed it. LOL
Great job on the pots. I just picked up some clay ones for a Tipsy Pot and thought about painting them but so far nothing . . . I keep my old pots too for replanting in the greenhouse. My girlfriend owned a nursery and she retired. I got as many as I wanted of hers so that was nice!

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Urban Green said...

This is lovely. I've been hoping to do this for a long time but have not got around doing much. Did you coat the plastic surface with acrylic paint directly or there is a pre-paint process too? Would love to know how you did it.

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