My Numbered Flower Pots!

Remember these pots I found at the thrift store recently?  Well part of sprucing up my front porch included painting them.  I haven’t done the small pots yet…those are for inside the house, I think.

So I painted them Rustoleum satin black.  I don’t have pictures of that because that is pretty self explanatory. :)

But here’s the fun part!  Since everyone seems to be putting numbers on just about anything, I decided to be a follower of that trend too.  What do the numbers mean?  I have no idea, but they are super cute!

I didn’t have any vinyl (see, I really need to win that Silhouette!), so I just decided to use my artistry skills (which are lacking) and just paint on the numbers with an artist brush and some white craft paint.

Isn’t that cute??  Then I did the second pot.

There are some weird shadows on there and not sure why.  It’s not smeared paint I promise.

So here’s another shot because I know everyone likes pictures.

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!  See, who needs vinyl?! :)

Now I need to go plant my flowers in there so I can finish up the porch.  :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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  1. They are super cute! People like me need vinyl cuz I can’t hold a paint brush still enough to paint anything! Wish I could free hand like you. Grat job!!


  2. These came out great! You are very brave doing them by hand.

  3. If they are high enough and near your front, it’d be neat to put do your house numbers, maybe one number on each pot.

  4. Those came out so cute! You did a great job hand painting them. You don’t need any stinking Silhouette. I, on the other hand reaaaally need it :) I’m too shaky. Have you seen the number of entries? Boy, I’d pass out if I won!

  5. Okay — how cute are these!?! And I’m super impressed with your painting skills — I’ve tried free-hand before and well — let’s just say I too need a silhouette! Haha! But I love your project — it turned out beautiful!

    • Thanks so much Amanda! It was fun and I almost went a little “free-hand ” crazy in other places of the house today, but I got a hold of myself. :)

  6. Okay, those are CUTE! I’ve seen the flower pots with the house numbers painted on them and arranged on someone’s front porch. I might try it!

    • Yep, those are cute too! I’ve seen some chalkboard ones too with a few address numbers, but I don’t want to keep moving them in and out each time it rains. But if you keep them inside that’s a different story! :)

  7. You are great with a paintbrush. Whatcha going to plant in them?

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by! I will have to take some time to check out your site – looks right up my alley!

  9. These turned out great! I admire your ability to hand paint them! I would probably have ordered vinyl because I am so sloppy with paint! Great job! Can’t wait to see them all pretty with flowers in them!

  10. Hi Emily- I just wanted to let you know that I left you a little blog award today because I am really enjoying your blog and all your great ideas!


  11. those are darling! you are good at painting!

  12. too cute!!!

  13. They are precious! I need to try this idea Emily. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

  14. They turned out great! I love the Rustoleum black satin. Couldn’t find it at Home Depot the other day though ~ they just had the flat and glossy.

  15. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills Party!

  16. Those are so fun!

  17. Loving those!!

  18. Look’n good! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  19. These look great Emily! I love that you hand painted them instead of going with vinyl or a stencil. I was checking out your master bedroom redo as well since I’m hoping to redo ours soon. I love the colors! It looks great.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. I noticed these right away when I was looking at the post about your new vinyl. They’re sooo cute! Great job!

  21. Another wonderful idea from you…thanks for linking it to Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  22. Wow great job hand painting these! Look fabulous! I love the numbers too but have no idea what they mean either =) Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  23. These are super cute! I love the look of black pots.

  24. What a fun idea! Wish I had your skills stencils are a must for me.

  25. So cute! I am loving the numbered look on everything too! And that is awesome that you freehanded it! I am TERRIBLE when it comes to that kind of thing, but you did a great job!

  26. Thanks for sharing. I think they would be nice lined up with my house number. 1 number on each. (And, yes, I do love photos.)


  27. The black pots are so elegant looking. Nice job.

  28. ADORABLE! Love it! Thanks for linking them at gettin’ crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

  29. Love them! I have some pots that I have been wanting to paint but have been waiting to go get some white paint. BUT, I love the black AND I have black spray paint here already so I will procrastinate no longer! Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. See, you only need vinyl (like me) if you are not talented (like you). Awesome job! You did a greta job painting, the pots are soooo adorable now! I have no idea what the numbers are for either, but maybe a bit of whimsy? I numbered some coasters and just today, numbered two toy buckets. Just a little change, and such a big change, know what I mean? I might copy your pots… ;)

    • Oh I bet the coasters and buckets are adorable numbered! I still need to get some vinyl! I think a craft machine is going on my Christmas list. :)

  31. Very cute! Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

  32. They are super cute!
    Thanks for linking up!


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