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!



  1. The porcelain paint looks great really.I have try this with my terracotta pots .Can't decide what to keep and what to throw away.

  2. The design of this pot is so lovely!

  3. What a huge transformation. Your pot makeover looks fabulous!

  4. smart idea! looks great and very decorative! love it <3

  5. Lovely plants #alottlebitofeverything@_karendennis

  6. Great project!Thank you for sharing.

  7. These look great. You did a good job on saving them. #HomeMattersParty

  8. These turned out so beautiful. Very contemporary and I love the glossy black. Featuring when my link party opens!

  9. What a great idea! They look like new and you saved them - brilliant!


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