Restyled Outdoor Plant Pot Using Spray Paint ~ Spray paint can give a new or old outdoor plant pot a whole new vibrant look. It is so easy to do!
I cannot believe that spring is almost over and summer is almost here. I have been busy working in the garden weeding, planting and more weeding. I think I have finally got the weeds under control. I only have shrubs and perennials growing in the soil and plant annuals in a variety of outdoor pots. I like to be creative with my outdoor planters. It is a lot of fun coming up with new ideas!
Last year I converted a bird bath that no longer could be safely used as a water feeder for birds into an outdoor plant stand. I tried to restore it so the birds could use it but after a few tries I gave up. A hole developed in the middle of the basin and it could no longer hold water. I had the choice of taking it to the landfill site in its dilapidated state or giving it a whole new look and a whole new purpose. The full tutorial is in Ugly Bird Bath Becomes Upcycled Outdoor Plant Stand .
I placed the outdoor plant stand in a garden bed under a tree in the front yard. I wanted to place an outdoor plant pot on top. But after going to several stores I could not find the outdoor plant pot I was looking for. I wanted a black coloured pot that coordinated with the black plant stand. I also wanted one with a wide flatter shape that fit nicely into the basin of the plant stand. I also did not want to spend a lot of money.
I finally found an outdoor pot that was the perfect shape and size. It was made of stoneware and had a natural look and smooth finish. It was nice and heavy, had a hole in the bottom for drainage but it was the wrong colour. I bought it anyway because I knew I could create a restyled outdoor plant pot using spray paint! I find the spray paints available today are so user friendly and create fabulous long term results.
This is how it looks before it was restyled!
This restyled outdoor plant pot using spray paint also came at a perfect time. I have been a team member with the #12monthsofdiy challenge since the beginning of this year. Each month we create and share a DIY project using a pre-determined material or product. June is spray paint month! At the end of this post you will find nine other projects using spray paint. It is funny how each month I do not find out what my other team members have created and I am always so impressed with the creativity and quality of the projects. This month is no exception!
We also coordinate a fun challenge on Instagram that you are invited to play along. Add your #SprayPaint DIY projects for our #12MonthsofDIY challenge! Our favourite DIY will be featured on all 10 of our Instagram accounts on June 30th. To play along follow your hosts:
Share a photo on your public account of your own spray paint DIY project with the hashtags #12MonthsofDIY and #junespraypaint by June 29th. Check in on June 30th to see if your project has been chosen as our favourite. Hope to see you on Instagram!
Here are the super easy instructions for a…
Restyled Outdoor Plant Pot Using Spray Paint
- new or old outdoor stoneware plant pot
- primer spray paint (I like to use Kilz)
- black gloss spray paint (I had some leftover from projects)
- turquoise glass gems
- silicone for outdoor use
- finishing spray
I did not have to buy anything new because all of these products are leftover from these previous projects!
If your plant pot is old give it a good cleaning and make sure all debris is removed. Skip this step if the plant pot is new.
Spray two light coats of primer spray paint both inside and outside the plant pot. Allow each coat to thoroughly dry between applications.
Tip: If you have been following me for a while you will know that I always prime my painting projects before applying the paint. I find the primer makes it easy for the paint to adhere to the surface. It is an extra step but I am always happy with how my spray paint projects turn out and I find I do not have to use as much of the paint to make sure the surface is covered.
Spray two coats of black gloss spray paint both inside and outside the plant pot. Allow each coat to dry thoroughly between applications.
Tip: Make the first coat of the primer and the black gloss spray paint a light dusting. Avoid applying heavy coats. It is better to have a few light coats than one heavy one. If you apply too much primer or paint all at once they will likely drip rather than have a nice smooth finish when it dries.
That is it! Ta-da! I now had an outdoor plant pot that fit size-wise, shape-wise and colour-wise perfectly with the outdoor plant stand.
But I felt it needed a little something else. I had applied turquoise glass gems to the bottom of the bird bath converted into an outdoor plant stand. I felt if it could no longer hold water I could at least give it the appearance of looking like the bottom of the basin was covered in blue. I decided to add the same colour of blue glass gems to the all-black outdoor plant pot. I just put a dab of silicone to the flat part of each glass gem and applied one row underneath the bottom of the upper band. This little extra step took minutes and made it into a truly restyled outdoor plant pot using spray paint and pretty turquoise glass gems!
I always like to give my spray painted DIY projects a protective permanent spray coating. It dries in minutes and makes the project moisture-resistant which is kind of handy for outdoor projects. I applied two coats and it only take six minutes for each coat to dry.
Final Comments: I love how my restyled outdoor plant pot using spray paint turned out. Here are a few beauty shots.
I have to admit both the plant stand and the outdoor plant pot look pretty fabulous together nestled in amongst the other plants and underneath the tree growing in this garden bed. You might be wondering what I chose to plant inside the plant pot? I will be sharing that in a future blog very soon. This garden bed is in the front yard and it faces north so it will have to be filled with shade loving plants.
I also made some Garden Gazing Balls using the same black gloss spray paint and pretty turqoiuse glass gems. Here is how…
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Your Turn: Now it’s time to see the rest of the Spray Paint project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends! Which one catches your eye?
From the top left, they are:
Recycled Outdoor Plant Pot Using Spray Paint from Time with Thea (That is me!)