I did change up the project some. I used 4" Terra cotta pots. They were spray painted off white. I was very intrigued with the idea of making my own chalk board paint. Once I priced the ingredients to make my own vs the price to buy a ready made can, I choose the pre-made. With that said I am still very interested in making my own and if I had been doing this with a group of others then the cost might have been justified.
Instead of tracing the oval pattern and painting it Chuck suggested making a stencil out of contact paper. It was placed on the pot and after covering the rest of the pot Chuck sprayed the chalkboard area. (He helped me alot with this project. I always have runs when I spray paint.) I am very please with how they turned out.
Here is the finished project:
For the Lowe's instructions on this project you can visit here.
I can just taste the rosemary in my marinade and chives on my baked potato. Yum! I couldn't find starts for the basil and parsley so I will just have to be patient for my seeds to spout.
If anyone makes their own chalkboard paint, please let me know how it turns out!