With the coming of spring, I start to think about ideas for my garden, planters and pots. Terra cotta pots are my favorite, but over the years I've collected several made of metal, composite, and plastic. One way to unify this hodgepodge of materials, shapes and colors is by painting. I have used many different paints, including, latex, oil based, and spray paints. With out a doubt my favorite is, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You can make metal look like zinc, and verdigris, plastic like concrete, and terra cotta, and new terra cotta look old. Below are some ideas for your planters and pots using Chalk Paint.