Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DIY Chalk Painted Flower Pots

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! 


  1. Wow I love these pots! Super cute! And glad to see your chalk paint was a success! Would you even be able to use chalk on this or is it not the same as chalkboard paint?

  2. I actually love that color! Don't feel bad about wanting to take your plants with you. I have irises, azaleas, and lilies that have been planted and transplanted through four generations! I wouldn't leave home without them. Let us know how the paint holds up. Followed over from Scrappy Happy.

  3. Beautiful! I've been wanting to do a similar thing with white paint, but didn't know how to go about it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful color and a great way to take some "old" home to your new place. I'll be curious too how the paint holds up.


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