My husband and I both enjoy good food and decided it was time that we plant a herb garden. We have a nice sunny spot out the back that was perfect, and a pile of old terracotta pots we could use.
I liked the terracotta pots but they were too orange for the sandstone coloured columns and pavers we have out the back.
To buy new sandstone pots would cost a small fortune, so I decided to makeover the existing pots with a product called Liquid Sandstone (available from Bunnings/hardware store).
The first step is to clean the pots ready for painting. I used a high pressure water cleaner (gernie) to remove the dirt and moss.
Then I applied 2-3 coats of liquid sandstone with an old brush. It is very much like painting with with wet sand from the beach. Once the paint dried I gave the pots a coat of sealer to protect them. My husband got to work and filled all the pots with drainage gravel, good soil, fertiliser and the herbs. About a month on, this is how our herb garden looks in our 'sandstone' pots.
We have basil, sage, thyme, mint, parsley and a bay tree in the charcoal pot.