Over the weekend I headed out with thrift shopping on my mind, I only made it to one store but it made me happy. It had been awhile.
I was scouting around for sturdy bookshelves for my home office redo. I didn't have any luck in the furniture department but how could I leave without a quick glance at EVERYTHING else?!
I spotted these two planters and snatched them up. For $4.49, I knew I could transform them into something perfect for my home, inside or out. One was round and the other was an oval shape, the round one is a bit taller.
I wanted something neutral so I used my white Kilz chalk paint and a concrete finish paint in grey.
I mixed them together 50/50 and it was a little dark, so I added more white paint. Next I sprinkled baking soda into the paint to give it texture. I stirred and it thickens the paint immediately but it was still easy to spread.
I coated the entire planter with a brush then used the end of the brush to tap the paint to give it even more texture. At first I was going to keep the top, medallion and bottom the color they were but after I started it was too stark of a contrast for me.
Below you can see the texture.
Next I I added an off white color to add even more dimension. I wanted to try and match as close as I could to the footed urn I purchase at Terrain, click here to see.
My final step was to use Annie Sloan wax in white to cover the entire planter.
I pushed the wax into the designs and it gave it a nice finish.
I had to plant my shamrocks right away! I'm loving it and can't wait to complete the second one. Such an easy upgrade - and a bargain at $8.98 for 2 planters.
Next time you pass a thrift store, wander in and look at everything with the thought of "what it could be."
I bought Angel Vine from Etsy and I'm going to make a topiary using the Angel Vine in the next planter. Stay tuned for that DIY.
One final look at the easy DIY to create a planter you love. Grab some paint and baking soda and elevate the look of a planter today!
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