Container Gardening with Reinvented

Hey Somewhat Simple fans!
Today I’m excited to share a couple of fun ideas for container gardening.
Am I the only one that has a MESS like this behind her garage?
I’ll be in SO much trouble for that, my husband thinks the garage is HIS.
If you don’t have an unsightly pile of pots, now is a great time to find them. As folks get ready to plant their gardens,they are donating, selling or even discarding old pots.
While I think classic clay pots are, well, CLASSIC, they’re kind of boring.
I like a little WHIMSY in my outdoor decor.

Last year, I bought two plain pots for my front porch at an awesome garage sale. Now they look like this:
I used a spongey stencil brush to make the polka dots.

Soon, I’ll add red geraniums, sigh. Hopefully very soon.
Garden whimsy doesn’t have to come from spray paint. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I said that. Doesn’t all that is good come from spray paint?

This is/was my herb garden. My fourteen year old daughter got tired of being pulled around in the wagon, so we drilled holes in the bottom for drainage, set in the pots and filled in around them with landscape rocks. This year I’m going to add chalkboard paint labels to the pots.
Come on everybody, add some PANACHE to your POTS!

About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


  1. Sew Many Ways... says:

    Love these pots. Black and white is my favorite and the polka dot is so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Laura PARING DOWN says:

    I love the herb garden wagon – that's adorable!!!

    Happy Sunday,

  3. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    Love the polka dot pots, they are so cute. I wish my mess looked half as neat as yours. You would faint if you saw mine. lol Hugs, Marty

  4. I've read somewhere that clay pots don't need chalkboard paint to be written on…you can just write on them with chalk (although I love the black chalkboard paint on them lol) Just thought I'd mention it in case you didn't know that you don't have to paint them to be able to label them ;)

  5. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says:

    Love the pots, they add so much fun to the front of the house! Enjoy your Sunday!

  6. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says:

    Love the pots, they add so much fun to the front of the house! Enjoy your Sunday!

  7. Shel at Dreamy Nest says:

    Ohh – I love the herb garden wagon idea! So cool. And I love the polka-dot pots, too. I'm trying to improve my outdoor decorating skills, so this is great! Thanks.

  8. Shell in your Pocket says:

    I am loving those…such cute pots.
    sandy toe

  9. Stephenie from Decorating Addiction says:

    I really like the idea of putting the pots in a wagon. It's very cute!

  10. StepThruCrazy says:

    I LOVE those polka dot pots! Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!


  11. Crafty Batches says:

    I'm so jealous, I can't find a Radio Flyer wagon for my garden to save my life! I love all the touches, especially the polka dots! ~Sam

  12. Veryirie says:

    The polka dot pots are so fun. And I also love your idea about using a little chalkboard paint to write on for labeling the pots. Great blog!

  13. I love the polka dot flower pots and the big B on the front door!!

  14. Capri Wilson says:

    I found your website thru Pinterest. I love all your ideas. I have tried to paint on clay pots and after a year outside in the weather, the paint peels off. What do you do to make the paint adhere?


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