This is a simple little project that can be completed with a few spare minutes. I completed it last night after spending the long weekend in Canmore with my family.
Chalkboard paint is cute and a quick way to spruce up old plant pots. Last week, I piked up a basil plant at Lowe’s for $2.00 and this was the perfect opportunity to paint one of my older pots.
- Plant Pot
- Chalk Pain
- Painter’s tape
- Foam paint brush
Preparing your Pot
Wipe your pot down and make sure it is free of dust or dirt. Once you have washed the surface dry it with a clean cloth.
Use painter’s tape to mark the area you want to paint. This will help keep your pot’s paint job clean and crisp.
Painting your Pot
Paint a thin first coat of paint and allow an hour drying time before you apply a second coat. I chose to use a foam brush to avoid paint brush streaks.
Repeat process of applying thin coats of paint until the pot is sufficiently covered. I gave my pot four coats of paint (with an hour drying time between each coat).
Let your pot set for a full 24 hours, giving the paint adequate time to cure. For me, this is the hardest part. Ask my husband. I lack patients.
After 24 hours have passed, cover the painted surface with a thin layer of chalk. Erase and write all over that chalk pot.
I went with the obvious, choosing the word basil!
Enjoy this project! There is nothing better than a project that is cute and requires minimal effort!