This post comes by special request via one of my facebook followers who is looking for a good way to bring some old plastic flower pots back to life. So I went scouring the web to find some cool refinishing techniques. The first technique is to give it a faux cement finish. Second transforms it with paint. And the third creates a beautiful mosaic. Take a look and at the bottom I’ve added some additional ideas, along with a planter that I refinished.
Tutorial 2 ==> Painting Plastic Planters
Here’s the pot that I refinished a few years ago. Sorry I don’t have a full photo of it. This picture is a few years old and I got rid of the pot shortly after I killed the plant.
I re-finished this plastic pot using Testor enamel paints that I had laying around. I love Testor paints. They’re usually used for painting models (ie, model planes, cars, etc). Their colors are so rich and brilliant colors. The rug in this room is red so I thought a red pot would do well. Too bad the plant didn’t do quite as well.
My final idea for refinishing a planter is to use Rust-Oleum Stone Creations spray paint. This paint is really cool. It goes on with a grainy stone-like textured finish. I used it once on a book shelf that got a lot of compliments.
There you have it. Enjoy your new planters.
p.s. Always find this project by pinning it & liking on facebook. Then stay tuned for more fun & fabulous DIY ideas and inspirations!
(Secret: There’s some exclusive content on that thar facebook page…sshhh!…okay, I guess I just ruined the secret.)