This year I am being adventurous and trying my hand at growing some veggies and a berry bush!  With two little kids and a crazy dog, I didn’t think it would be the best idea to keep them in the ground, so I decided to get some big Terra Cotta planters and paint them.

Decorating Terra Cotta Planters

I started by sending my husband out to his favorite store, Home Depot, to find spray paint.  He picked a great color, Key Lime Gloss Finish by Rust-Oleum.  First, I had Ben prime the potters so the colors would stick and be as bold as they can be!

Using a box to tame the spray, Ben spray painted the tops of the planters by placing the box behind the planters as he sprayed.  This helped keep the spray of the paint from getting on things like the house!  (This is also why there are not a lot of before pictures because someone got excited…)

Decorating Terra Cotta Planters

Once the spray paint dried, Ben painted the bottom of the planters using chalkboard paint by Benjamin Moore.

Then we went to the gardening store to find some great veggies and berries.  I decided that this year we would try a raspberry bush in one planter and basil, strawberries, mint and peppers in the other planter.  I wanted to stick with things we eat and thought that more herbs would be best for us for this summer.

I decided to write on the planters using a chalkboard marker, but realized that it washes off when it rains!

Decorating Terra Cotta Planters

 

Decorating Terra Cotta Planters

 

Decorating Terra Cotta Planters

What are you planting?  Have you ever tried container gardening?

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