Sunday, March 31, 2013

Toad House Update

So I remembered today that I had read online that if you paint a terra cotta pot, you should paint inside and out, or else water will seep in to the pot and cause the paint to peel.  So, to that end, I had to finish painting my toad house.  I also made a little "Welcome" sign and embellished the windows with some faux window planters and flowers (painted on, of course!).  Here you go:

I can't wait to install this in my garden!  Just waiting to put my plants in, then in it goes!

Above, close up of my window!  So cute! (I painted a window on both "sides" of the house so either way you position the pot you can see a window)

Above, you can see I painted the inside of my pot dark green and the outside of the "lily pond" light green.

It's hard to see but the sign above says, "Frogs and Toads Welcome!"

By the way, I bought "Patio Paint outdoor" from the Michael's in Annapolis. The paint was located on the shelf above the ceramic pot and basin.  The pot was $2 and the basin was $1.  The paints were $1.79 each.  I purchased the following colors:

Apple Green
Mistletoe green
Carnation Pink
Blue Bahama

I accented the water lilies with some dark pink petals (Americana Gloss Enamels Razzle Berry) and yellow centers (Americana Gloss Enamels Bright Yellow) that I already had.  I painted the windows, flowers and lily pads free-hand.  But if you aren't as artistic, you might find some stickers in the scrapbooking section of Michael's that you could use instead.  Also, I used a black sharpie to write on the welcome sign.  Happy Gardening!

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