I am ready to start playing in the dirt. I love gardening and being outside and I am really really ready to start on my gardens and yard but here in Colorado Springs we are still experiencing snow and freezing temperatures overnight. I am pretty sure, though, that Tuesday was the last snow...pretty sure. And I am pretty sure that we won't have any more hard freezes so I am allowing myself to sort of get ready for spring a little! Just a little!
I upgraded these little terra cotta pots I bought at our Dollar Tree (and a couple I found in the garage) the other day. This project only required 3 things and took me a total of 15 minutes! You will need:
- terra cotta pots
- Dover Whitewash by CeCe Caldwell's Chalk + Clay Paints
- paint brush
Simply brush on a coat of Dover Whitewash. This was one coat. If you want the whitewash to be lighter dilute it with water but I took it straight from the can (after stirring, of course) and it was the look I wanted. Easy peasy. If you want them to last forever you can spray them with a sealer or paint on some Endurance by CeCe Caldwell's but I think it looks great as they start to fade and I can always repaint them next year if needed...a different color, even, if I am bored with the whitewash!
I also painted up some Mason Jars in some spring colors and bought some lovely tulips to cheer myself up. This is a slightly more involved project and you can read about how to paint Mason Jars for any occasion in my post about the Valentine's Day Mason Jars.