I wanted to be ready for Funky Junk's pot party. I, of course, procrastinated. I had a stacked pot planter at my old house but thought I'd change it up a bit this time. The big pot is clay and very heavy. The smaller one is plastic. Both similar shapes. I gathered some plants and soil. I highly recommend getting the potting soil with fertilizer in it. But you can also add a fertilizer like osmocote. It lasts for months. I was not a good gardener and I didn't clean the pots first. I did take a stiff brush and scrubbed off the surface dirt. See the green stuff on the inside rim? Painted right over it! Yep, I kind of like that green stuff and thought it would just spread it around and grow more. You know, age it a bit more.
I tried just doing one coat of paint so it would have a washed kind of look. I was not digging it.
Here they are after two coats. I'm liking it better. I just used some white paint samples I had on hand since I'm trying to find a white for my kitchen cabinets. I have paint chips all over my cabinets. Maybe if I get enough I can just cover them all and not have to paint them. I printed out our house numbers on the computer and taped the paper to my cutting board. I used an exacto knife to cut them out. I didn't want to use it as a stencil since I wouldn't get a clean line. I just used the cut outs and a pencil and traced them on to give me an idea of size and then I painted them in with a small brush. It's not perfect. I did it at night on the garage floor and even with my glasses my eye sight is not great. Just wait until you young chickadees get older. Key word is older not OLD.
I then gave it a quick coat of some clear spray on sealer. I wasn't too worried about it but thought it would last a little longer.
note to self: make sure nozzle is pointed out toward what you trying to spray and preferably when the garage door is open and the sun is up.
Ok, so I waited until the next day to take these photos. It's handy to put them on one of these wheely things so you can move it around. It will be heavy. I put some empty plastic pots inside to take up some of the space. One, to make it lighter and two so I don't use so much of that nice soil. Now you just fill with whatever you like. Make sure you loosen the roots and squeeze them some to get them to fit. They won't mind. I dug some lirope out of my garden to give it some height. The flowers were in full bloom when I bought them but because I procrastinated (really hate that word) they were a little faded in the bloom department. See first photo. They will come back, just use your imagination will ya?
So, I'm linking up with Donna @ Funky Junk. She's have a pot party you know. Wonder if she'll be making brownies?
Also linking up with The DIY Show Off Project Parade