Easy Rustic Inspired Herb Planters

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I’m sure many of you are in Fall garden seed starting mode right now. So why not add a little rustic inspiration with some pretty new planters?
I started this project with ordinary Terra Cotta planters.
Next, I painted them with a white milk paint. When I painted it, I tried to make it look a little rough. So the brush strokes were pretty much all over the place.
Then I decided to use gray chalk paint on top of the white for a little rustic, distressed flare. I used  this chalk paint in Shiloh Gray and applied small amounts, then blended it in well.
I’m pretty much obsessed with typewriter font right now. So when I found this idea, I was pretty stoked. I already had these stamps on hand, but you  can find them here.
I liked that they didn’t look perfectly placed. I also went with a green ink pad because I wanted a little more pop of color. It doesn’t show up as well as black ink, but I like that color. Using black ink will definitely be a bit more bold.
Head’s up, the ink could potentially rub off. I’m not overly concerned about that since I’m using this herb garden indoors and keeping them set up in a window near my desk. I don’t think this would hold up outdoors.

Suggested materials:

  • Terra Cotta Planters   (Amazon)
  • Milk Paint   (Amazon)

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