Do you know what day it is? Neither do I but my front porch looks like spring. I am super excited about this month’s Pinterest Challenge with Cindy from her blog County Road 407. I loved this challenge because it motivated me to create my front porch flower pots for the spring season.
Front Porch Flower Pots
Our inspiration for this month’s Pinterest challenge came from Leo and Jane’s topsy turvy galvanized buckets. This month’s inspiration was to incorporate pots, buckets, or galvanized containers.
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Like so many of us this time of year I headed to Home Depot for inspiration.
Apparently, everyone is spray painting this month. Home Depot was nearly out of my go-to paint + primer black flat spray paint. I grabbed one of the last cans. And, on a whim I grabbed two cans of Rust-Oleum Chalked matte spray paint in Charcoal.
Last summer we had wrought iron railings and a new handrail installed on the front porch. I decided Charcoal painted flower pots would pull out the wrought iron railings and add additional contrast to our house colors and stone.
Of course, this image captured neither the railings or the hand rail. #fail
I loved this Rustoleum Charcoal paint color so much I pretty much painted everything but the bench with this Chalked finish.
Seriously, it is my favorite new color and finish.
With spray paint in hand, I headed to the garden center and bought a few small clay flower pots and petunias.
Painted Clay Pots
So with a few detours and compromises, I chose clay pots because:
- I could repaint the clay pots if I didn’t love the Chalk finish
- repurpose the pots in a dozen ways
- justify the clay pots because they were only $1.49
- the clay pots were in stock
I had a couple of tub size galvanized barrels but they were too big for my porch.
However, I had galvanized lanterns that I decided to incorporate into the porch. Except, the galvanized finish was washed out on the concrete porch and steps.
So guess what I did?
I took the 2nd can of my favorite new chalked finish spray paint and painted the galvanized lanterns.
I planned to restock the lanterns with fresh(er) candles, but on a whim, I tucked the petunias into the lanterns.
And guess what? The lanterns act like little pergolas for the petunias.
I love the finished look of my painted clay pots. And, the addition of the lanterns just gives the petunias a little protection from the Colorado sun.
Please stop by to check out Barbara’s spring garden here .
Thank you Cindy for coordinating the details.