Do you have any old, worn planters on your patio? If so then this DIY Easy Planter Makeover is just what you need to bring some new life into your yard this summer! This is a super easy way to spruce up your flower pots!
I actually found this big, heavy planter at a garage sale this spring for $1. Yes…only $1. It is HEAVY…a very solid ceramic planter. I have seen what these heavy planters cost new…so I figured that even though it was pretty rough looking…I could figure out a DIY Easy Planter Makeover that would take my $1 planter from drab to fab! 🙂
Here is a close up shot of the planter before I started working on it.
You can see that the planter has a lot of dings and rough spots. It is dirty and no amount of scrubbing was getting those stains off. I decided to take a route that has proven successful and very easy….spray paint! 🙂 I can tell you…if you aren't using spray paint…you are missing out!
How to do an Easy Planter Makeover
I had some spray paint left over from my Garden Statue Redo and really liked the color and texture of that project. I decided to go with that same color. I really love how Rust-Oleum textured spray paint covers flaws.
So…I spray painted the planter. I did a coat and let it dry for 10 minutes or so and then did some more, etc. It is better to take your time and do several light coats to get good coverage. Here is what happens if you spray too close to the object you are painting.
This happened to me a couple of times while painting this planter. I went ahead and let it dry over night. Then I just took some sandpaper and sanded the areas down that were like this. I spray painted over those areas once I had them smoothed out.
Have you tried any projects with spray paint lately? I would love to hear about it!
Side note…if you come by my house and don't see this great planter…that is because one of my darling children knocked it over and broke it. 🙁