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:

  1. 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.

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  2. You should digitally create your font and sell it!

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  3. 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?

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

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  5. 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. :)

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  6. Yours look great!

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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!

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

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  15. 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?

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

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

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  18. 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!

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

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  20. 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!

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

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

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  23. Those are super cute! I love the blue in them

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

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