Spray Paint: My Best Friend, Your Best Friend
May 6, 2009
For those of you who read my musings, you all know I have a deep and profound crush on spray paint. I fondly refer to it as my BFF.
I also have an addiction to the garden department at my local Lowes. It’s about 5,000 square feet of botanical beauty. Restraining myself, I picked up only two miniature rose trees to add some greenery to my garden kitchen window. Then I was on my way to look at planters when it dawned on me: perhaps I don’t need a new cachepot if a little spray paint can satisfy. Holding my breath and crossing my fingers, I dipped my toe into the shallow end of a line of spray paint I have never used before: paint designed for plastic. And it worked.
I turned a standard terra cotta colored plastic pot into a ceramic look planter, all with a little spray paint. And now you can too.
Before and After:
My friends, I cannot begin to tell you how delighted I was with this product. First, I applied the “soft white” colored paint from Rustoleum, then I hand painted the “taupe” color from Rustoleum in a stripe to the upper ridge and bottom of the plastic pot. And the whole time I am thinking: OMG, I am painting plastic – I must be crazy.
Here’s a close up of the change:
They’re so pretty in my kitchen window:
Upgrade your planters too:
No one will ever know that my planters are plastic. So let’s just keep this between you, me, and the blogosphere. Mmm kay?