I have been whining ever since we put our house up for sale that I do not want to leave behind my plants. Although it is against the rules to dig up all of the landscaping before we leave, I decided to transplant some starters for our new house.
To go along with my garden contraband, I needed new pretty pots. I have used No Minimalist Here's recipe for homemade chalk paint once before and it is pretty easy to whip up. I used two parts latex paint and one part Plaster of Paris.
I bought this intense blue-teal color from the oops section at Menards. The paint only cost a dollar!
After eyeballing the paint to plaster ratio, I added some white acrylic paint to tone down the blue.
I mixed the paint in a leftover airtight container so I can use my mixture again.
After the chalk paint dried it was brighter than I expected.
I used a sanding block to distress the paint. I focused on the edges where the paint would naturally wear down.
I like the finished texture and color, but I am not sure how well the paint will hold up with repeated watering. I will have to wait and see.
My garden contraband: Sedum, Chinese Sedum and two varieties of hens and
A few other flowers may end up making the journey with us too!
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