Spring Forward

With the coming of spring, I start to think about ideas for my garden, planters and pots. Terra cotta pots are my favorite, but over the years I’ve collected several made of metal, composite, and plastic. One way to unify this hodgepodge  of materials, shapes and colors is by painting. I have used many different paints, including, latex, oil based,  and spray paints. With out a doubt my favorite is, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You can make metal look like zinc,  and verdigris, plastic like concrete, and terra cotta, and new terra cotta look old. Below are some ideas for your planters and pots using Chalk Paint.


Mary Ruth Kozma

Love this post! Going to have to change my pots in the yard! Beautiful photos and inspiration!

Dorothy Howard

Leslie, you are really great. I am a Stockist and learn so much from you. How do you know so much?? You are a artist. I would love to have one of your Color Charts with all of your mixes on it. Do you sell these. I would be glad to purchase one from you.


Hi Leslie! I love the bottom two but would t know where or how to start. Will you be doing a video? Love your site! Jann.


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