A friend gave me these pots. Even though they were not my style, I took them anyway because they were free and I wanted some large planters for my side deck. But they were sad, ugly things no matter what I planted in them. Until this spring when I gave them a modern jazzy makeover with spray paint.
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These free pots were dark and ornate and not something I would have purchased on my own. But like I said, they were free and I like free stuff especially for home decor. So every year I have planted them with bright summer flowers and a few fall mums to try and liven them up. And each year I would look at them and just see how dark and moody the pots looked compared to the bright flowers planted in them.
A can of spray paint to the rescue.
Before I planted them again this spring, I decided to give them a makeover using a can of spray paint. I figured anything I could do to these dark pots would be an improvement. If I still didn’t like them after applying some paint, I would just finally donate them to Goodwill or the next church rummage sale. and buy myself some new tall pots for the deck.
The planters are made of a lightweight concrete so I headed to Walmart and purchased two cans of Rust-Oleum Paint and Primer in Seaside. Similar to the color of my seasonal painted pallet sign that sits at my side entrance.
I’m sure you know the steps on how I spray painted the two planters. I cleaned them up first and then applied several coats of the spray paint, allowing each layer to dry for several hours before applying the next coat of paint.
It’s amazing to see how this brighter color really shows off the details of these planters!
This bright blue seaside color took these very traditional and dark planters to a whole new modern style. Perfect for my modern house.
For the plants, I choose ones with bright greens, yellows and a hint of purple. These ended up being a beautiful combination with the seaside blue color of the painted pots.
Grab a can of spray paint and change your old boring planters too!
Prayers and good design,
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6