Posted on by Erin | Earnest Home

I’m a big fan of spray paint.  From light fixtures to furniture to fabrics, nothing escapes me and anything and everything can be given a new life.  The term ‘up-cycling’ has been thrown around a lot recently and, in short, refers to taking something old that would otherwise be thrown away, and making it new again! I suppose it would fall into the ‘reuse’ category of the old adage “reduce, reuse, recycle”.

Regardless, this weekend I set out to get some flowers planted.  With all of the traveling we’ve been doing, I haven’t had the time to bring home a giant flat of flowers and get started on the planting.  I prefer to do potted annuals instead of ground planted for a variety of reasons, but that is a different post! Back to the spray paint!

I had these plastic planters that I had acquired for free and they had the most unappealing beige color which was reminiscent of basement storage containers.  I decided that I wanted something colorful that would make my back patio pop! My back patio is in desperate need of some TLC (again, another post…) and filling some brightly colored planters with pretty blooms was just the ticket.

Instead of painting the vessel solid, I wanted to give it some natural looking depth.  I opted for using blue painters tape to tape off the scalloped details and give the planter a ceramic meets terra-cotta finish.  

What do you think?  Gives a free planter some new life, right?

and NOW for the EXCITING announcement!

YOU have an opportunity to be featured on house of earnest*!!  I know everyone has had their own experience with spray painting something to give it new life.  Submit your before and after photos and be featured on my part two installment of ‘What a Difference a Spray Makes”!

CLICK HERE or email me at erin@earnesthomeco.com to submit your before and after photos!  Remember to give me a quick rundown of the project too!!