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How to Make a Cheap Planter Look Expensive

Learn how to make a cheap planter look expensive with this simple tutorial. It’s a great idea for a summer project just in time for warmer weather!

Hi all! I’m Meg from Green With Decor, back with an easy painting project just in time for summer weather!

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.

How to make a cheap planter look expensive

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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.

How to make a cheap planter look expensive

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.

How to make a cheap planter look expensive

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.

How to make a cheap planter look expensive

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.

How to make a cheap planter look expensive

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.’

How to make a cheap planter look expensive

Need a way to display your air plants? Check out this Simple DIY Hanging Wall Planter.

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