May 21, 2010

Feature Friday - terracotta pots

I bought a few terracotta pots a couple of weeks ago.  I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with them, other than placing them on the ledge above my kitchen sink. 

I found this simple solution on a web site called Martha Stewart.  Ever heard of her?  I didn't think so.


I wanted mine to be white though, so I spray painted them and then wrote the herb name on each pot with a Sharpie. 

I dry brushed on a little bit of turquoise paint.



They are simple and pretty and they make me look like a gourmet chef (which I definitely am not). 


I can't wait to use my own basil on a margarita pizza of make some salsa or guacamole with the cilantro.  Mmmmm!

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25 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Well those are sure cute! And it doesn't hurt that you have font-like handwriting! I don't think mine would be that cute.

Anonymous said...

You should digitally create your font and sell it!

Leca said...

Yeah, except that your font is actually your real handwriting. Cheri doesn't do anything sloppy people. I used to bribe her to do my handwriting homework in first grade. She's a pro. Hmmm... I wonder if she'd still be willing to do my work for me?

Kim said...

adorable!!! inspired me to do some soon!!!

Mandi said...

Those are adorable, Cheri! I too spraypainted mine (black) but I don't have that good of handwriting to write on them myself. Gave 'em some vinyl with thee ole house number on them. :)

Katie said...

Yours look great!

Lily said...

I love your blog. Everything you do is interesting and keeps bringing me back again and again! :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love my herb garden. even if you aren't a gourmet chef you will notice the difference from the fresh taste! plus it makes everything smell so lovely!

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Tasha said...

I am seriously loving this idea. I think I just might have to do this too. I need to decide where I could place them in my house to get good light. How simple, yet so neat looking.

Anonymous said...

Ummm...you have the cutest handwriting!!! Love this.

Chelsea Gwynne said...

I love all of your DIYs! they're excellent! Keep doing what youre doing! :)

Larissa said...

Your handwriting is so lovely...mine well not so much.

I just did some mason jar herb gardens. Come check them out...oh yeah and I did NOT write on mine...really my handwriting is that bad.

http://zitzmanfam.blogspot.com/2010/05/mason-jar-herb-garden.html

This is quickly becoming one of my fav sites, just wanted you to know.

Arya said...

Thanks for letting me know about that martha person, she seems quite crafty ;o)

I love your pots, I am going to have to copy your idea because I want herbs close at hand but don't want to do a whole lot outdoors. This is the perfect compromise!

NadiaAnac said...

I like your pots a lot better than Martha's! You're so creative and have such great ideas!

Trimble said...

Sorry if this is a silly question but I just left my pots the natural color and when I water them the whole pot gets wet (I just have them sitting on a tray that I put water in so they get watered from the bottom up). I wanted to paint them but after I saw them doing that I thought it would ruin the paint. Do you know if it would?

Delia said...

So easy..but really pretty! I love ideas like that.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Cute pots!!! I like the hint of blue on them. So cute.

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I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Trimble - I don't know yet, but it sure took a lot of coats of spray paint, so I would think it would take a long time to wear off. Even if it did wear away at the paint, I think that would look really cool. Hope that helps!

Andrea said...

Those are adorable!! I am thinking about chalkboard painting mine.

Hilarious Homemaker said...

What a neat idea. I wish I had a window sill...that would be a really cute decoration and would save me the trip outside.

Keep it up- you're an inspiration!

Jaimie said...

Thanks for passing this along. I just got a basil plant, but thanks to you, I might get some other herbs!

Trimble said...

Thank you!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

Kaysi said...

Those are super cute! I love the blue in them

Elena Mandalena said...

They look so nice!I used mason jars, but yours look better :P

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