Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3 Tiered Pot

First of all, this is not my idea...I have to give total credit to Amy over at http://www.positivelysplendid.com/. When I saw this project I had to have it...I did this back in March so I don't have alot of photos...I don't even have the "during" pictures...This was before my blog...I'm trying to add some of my old stuff into some of my new things so some of my posts may just have 1 or 2 photos...



 When I decided to make this project, I didn't have any of the pots on hand nor did I have the resources to get them free...I used clay ones and it was rather costly..I felt bad for days because I thought I spent too much...But I'm happy with it...

I used a bunch of old plastic in my pots as fillers...I had some butter cups, mismatched plastic container, a couple of bottles...I put all of that in the bottom of the pots...On top of that I added Miracle Grow potting soil with the moisture control in it..I also splurged on this because I have alot of gardening experience and in the past my pots seemed to dry out too much....It has really made a difference...I don't have to water as much and the plants are thriving....

I picked basically the same colors as Amy used...That's what caught my eye! I got my spray paint at Lowe's because it's the only place around here that I could find the turquoise color...I also splurged on the paint too...It almost killed me to spend over $1.00 for a can of paint...I think I bought 2 of the turquoise and 2 of the red...I had some left over but I have already used some of it for other projects...On the inside of the pots I sealed them just like she said to do...

Amy's pots have numbers on them...I wanted to do that too but still haven't...Everybody that has seen my pots say they like it the way it is...After my stenciled door, I'm not sure that I will attempt the pots...I don't want to mess them up!! 

Now on to the most important part...The plants!! Everything in these pots came out of my yard...Except, the green vine stuff on the bottom pot...I saved on expenses by doing this...I wasn't sure how some of the ground cover would do in a pot but what did I have to lose? I already had it...

I want to thank Amy for coming up with this idea or at least sharing it...It is my favorite project I have done...

2 comments:

andi said...

i'm your first follower! the pots look great :)

Ashley said...

I noticed you this morning!...thanks so much for the comment and for being my 1st...i'm trying and learning :)