I don't know if these are considered junk, but my husband says they were. I rescued these three pots out of the plastic recycle bins where I usually get my wintersowing jugs. The two round pots were a whitish color before and the long rectangular one was a faded terra cotta with green buildup that took lots of scrubbing to get off. I painted them espresso brown over the weekend and am very happy with how they turned out. I figure I probably saved close to $30 bucks by rescuing them and not purchasing new ones. It took two cans of spray paint, which probaby lowers my overall savings to about $20.