Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WFMW...Pretty Pots, Another Use for Spray Paint

Suddenly spray paint is my friend. Why, you may ask? Because it is a cheap and easy way to give things a face lift. I told you a while back how I updated the kitchen and bathroom fixtures with spray paint and it's been holding up beautifully. Well, the other day WB and I were trying to find some pretty, large decorative pots to put outside by our front door. The selection was not great, of course it is winter and maybe the gardening sections are not fully stocked. Because most people would not be planting flowers in freezing temperatures, but of course around here we always do things a little backwards:) Anyway, we needed two matching pots that didn't cost a gazillion dollars, but looked nice.
I found two of these pots. I liked the shape, but they were plastic and plain. I sweetly asked WB to pull them down from the very top shelf for closer inspection. Then I grabbed him by the shirt collar and gave him a big smooch ( this always helps when I'm about to ask him to do something). He complied very nicely to my request.

Next I dragged him across the store to the paint section where we found this:

It's paint that makes things look like stone. Now my big plastic pots can be transformed into very expensive looking stone containers.

When we got home sweet WB helped me to spray paint them. I think I fluttered my eyelashes at him a few times for this favor. I think he responded by asking if something was in my eye. Oh well, he took pity on me anyway.

And here is the finished product. I really like how they turned out.

We've had rain and snow and they have faded a bit, but that just adds to their character. Now they have that nice weathered look. Everyone thinks they are big, stone pots when they see them. Except for our West Texas wind, it laughingly blew them across an acre of land before I rescued them and put some rocks in the bottom. (We hadn't filled them with our soil and bulbs yet!)
That's my tip for today, head over to Shannon's for lots more!


Pat's Place said...

Those look great! I told my art teacher about your sprayed knobs because she wanted new knobs in her remodeled bathroom. She was moaning about the cost and I suggested spray paint.

Lene said...

Great looking pots. I'll have to try that but I'll probably wait until spring :)

Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

Great tip. Spray paint is a girl's best friend.... not quite diamonds, but it does have a certain ring to it!