I’m never one to throw anything away. I’m always thinking I could use it for a project sometime down the road.
We got this bronze container a few years ago. I kept the container in the basement forever and finally decided I was going to give it some paint to make it look a bit fancier.
Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links for products or services we think you’ll like. This means if you make a purchase from one of these links, Kenarry: Ideas for the Home will make a small commission at no additional cost to you so we can keep the great ideas for the home coming your way. All opinions expressed are derived from personal experience.
How to make a cheap planter look expensive:
1. Clean up the container.
Ours had been sitting in the basement for a couple years, so a quick wipe down with a damp cloth got rid of any dust and dirt. Let it dry before painting it.
2. Spray paint it.
I was excited to try out this Hammered paint. I spray paint a lot (see this dresser, this fireplace update or this nightstand… I could go on forever), but I’ve never used this paint before.
Shake the spray paint can and then start spraying, keeping your hand moving up and down and around the planter until you’ve covered the entire thing with a coat of paint.
I didn’t paint the inside since I figured it will be filled with dirt and no one will really see it.
3. Let it dry and do a second coat with an hour or after 48 hours.
Let it dry again, then it’s ready for use!
I’d love to put this to use on our patio right away, but we’re in the process of packing up to move from Wisconsin to Illinois, so all of our patio furniture is sadly packed away. I can’t wait to get our patio set up at our new house. This planter will be a fun addition.
In the meantime, I dropped in some of my dried hydrangeas for a pretty picture of the ‘after.’
If you’re looking for more summer projects and decorating ideas, these are a few of my most popular blog posts:
Meg is the blogger behind Green With Decor. She loves home renovating and decorating – and the color green. Meg is a fan of white woodwork, throw pillows and knocking down walls to make a space better. She believes everyone can make their home into a space they love, even on a budget, by getting creative in how they use the space, shopping around and tackling some DIY projects. Meg and her husband are renovating, decorating and landscaping their 1950s fixer upper into their dream home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she’s not painting furniture or watching HGTV, she’s probably hanging with her puppy Oakley.