Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pots

I like herbs. A lot. I love cooking with them, I love the way they look and I love the way they smell. Y-U-M-M-Y!

I also love growing them, especially when the pots are this stylin’!

Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pots by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love the way chalkboard terra-cotta pots look, but I wanted to do a little bit different spin on them. The gold rim adds an extra touch and I love the way it looks with the black chalkboard!

Here’s how I made them!

I started with two plain terra-cotta pots and some left over chalkboard paint.

step 1 | The Wood Grain Cottage

I gave them two solid coats of chalkboard paint and let them dry.

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Once they were dry, I used painters tape and taped off right underneath the rim.

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Then, I used my go- to gold paint. This stuff is awesome! Remember, I used it on my farm sign?

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I painted the rim and the top of the rim…

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Once that was dry, which doesn’t take very long, I potted my plants and used a piece of chalk to “season” the chalkboard paint.

The smarter me probably would’ve done that before I planted the herbs, but she was doing something else.

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I thought they were pretty awesome like that, but I erased the chalk and used my chalkboard pen to write on them. I love that marker!

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You could easily write cute messages or address numbers, but I thought the names of the plants would be too cute!

The chalk marker works fabulous for outdoor use too. Unlike regular chalk, it won’t wash off with a little bit of water. Thank goodness too, because I would be re-writing the herb name after each watering!

Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pots by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m not much of an artist, but I did draw a cute little design on each pot!

Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pot by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love the way the herbs look in them too!

Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pots by The Wood Grain Cottage

They’re such a cute addition to our entryway!

Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pots by The Wood Grain Cottage

My aunt has even requested a pair of her own!

Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pots by The Wood Grain Cottage

Can you smell that citrus mint? It’s ah-mazing!

Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pots by The Wood Grain Cottage

Love that gold rim!

Gold Rimmed Chalkboard Pots by The Wood Grain Cottage

I am so happy with the way these turned out! They’re such an easy project and add an extra bit of bling to otherwise regular pots.

Now, I think I’ll go make a few more. I still have a couple more herbs to plant, and an Aunt that has placed her order!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

P.S. You can see my monogrammed terra-cotta pots here.

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23 Comments

  1. Shayna, love the chalkboard and gold combination! That gold will definitely shimmer in the sunlight! Thanks for sharing and am pinning – have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    1. THANK YOU so much Cindy! You’re right- the gold definitely shimmers in the sunlight! I love it! πŸ™‚
      Have a fabulous weekend!
      -Shayna

  2. beautiful and love the contrast between the gold and the black! I “gold leafed” a pot and love how it looks but yours look so pretty with the black chalkboard! πŸ™‚ I should go and try this myself now ! πŸ™‚ like them a lot! so pretty!

    1. Thank you Shauna! I love the addition of the gold! The citrus mint smells fabulous! I can’t wait to use it… this is my first time buying it! πŸ™‚
      -Shayna

  3. Those ARE stylin!!! & the bistro markers…can’t wait to write with em:) Super sweet idea Shayna!
    Blessings,
    M

    1. Awe- THANK YOU Jenna! I agree- gold paired with chalkboard is a match made in heaven! Thanks for the pin! πŸ™‚
      -Shayna

    1. THANK YOU so much Marty! I’m so happy you love them! πŸ™‚
      I would be happy to link up and join your par-tay! See you Monday!
      -Shayna

    1. Hi Cathy! Thanks for the invite! I would love to join your link party! See you Thursday!
      Have a great week!
      -Shayna

  4. I’ve loved watching your blog grow like crazy the past several months. Every ime you write a new post I want to pin it like crazy (but if I did that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with all your pinned images!) You come up with the most awesome ideas I’ve never seen before.

    1. AUTUMN! THANK YOU! Such a super sweet comment! I’m so happy you love my ideas and the blog! πŸ™‚
      Hugs!
      -Shayna

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