Old Plant Pots Looking Like New
Years ago I bought those terracotta pots in Menorca, an island in the Mediterranean Sea I go to almost every year since I was a toddler. They were hanging on the wall in the backyard of our former house and when we moved to another house I brought them with me, but they were still unused on a stack of plant pots in the back of our garden, covered in a green rash and a bit damaged.
I thought about throwing them away and buying new ones when in Menorca (whenever that could take place in these pandemic times). But I'm glad I didn't, because recently we started to rearrange our garden and suddenly I knew what to do with the pots: paint them and give them a new purpose.
One of the things my husband and I want for the garden is to only use plants in certain colors, to give the garden more cohesion. I chose white, light pink, burgundy and black (I love black flowers and there are actually more black flowers than I thought). Because the pots were already blue and green already, using a darker color seemed the best choice. I bought black porcelain paint, gave the pots three layers of paint and baked them in the oven so the paint will stay put.
And here they are: all shiny and looking like new!