I love having plants in my kitchen window. My husband made & installed the window sill shelf for me by request 🙂 The plain clay pots weren’t thrilling us so I added some paint (which wasn’t easy to do when there are already plants in them).
I have a little sample size gray paint that I bought for another project, but knew there be more than enough to be used on other projects too. So that’s what I used to paint the pots. I then chose a font I liked for the numbers 1, 2 & 3 which happens to be called Broadcast. Remembering some advice I’d seen on Pinterest I printed the numbers backwards. I took a pencil & “colored over” the number on the backward printed side making sure to keep inside the lines & getting every curve, corner & line edge. I then placed the paper over the pot (now penciled in on print side facing pot) adjusting it to be where I wanted it & then took my pencil again without caring where I marked this time because I’m just trying to get the pencil on the other side to transfer to the pot so I will have a pattern to fill in with paint. I scribbled until I knew I’d covered it all. After removing the paper I chose a thin small brush (which ended up really not being small enough) to fill in the number with dark brown acrylic paint.
I think they turned out great, don’t you? They definitely have the “hand painted” look. In the past I’ve even taken a razor knife & cut the number out to make a stencil. So, either way whatever the look you’re going for.