Hey, hey Remodelaholic peeps! I’m Jessica from Mom 4 Real, an I’m so excited to be back sharing another thrifty project for under $20! This is the third one I am sharing, so be sure to go check out the DIY Night Light and Thrifted Picture Frame Turned Chalkboard from the past two months! This month I am sharing an Upcycled Planter…because I am absolutely dying for Spring!!
Here in Kentucky, we have had a brutal winter…tons of snow, below zero temps and too many snow days for this mom. It’s time to add a little color an at least make it feel a little more like spring in here! I bought this rusty planter with geraniums at The Peddler’s Mall quite a while back for around $5, but feel like it needs a makeover. So, I grabbed some of my favorite chalky paint, my favorite paint brush, a sanding block and some furniture wax and got to work!
This paint will glide onto anything…for this project, I chose Lace, which is a creamy white.
I simply painted two coats onto the planter, allowing them to dry in between coats.
It doesn’t need to be completely covered, I want to rough it up a bit.
Just take some sand paper or a sanding block and distress it a bit.
Once you are finished distressing it, take a clean white cloth and apply a little bit of wax. After about 20 minutes, take another white cloth and wipe any excess wax away.
I wiped the silk geraniums off a bit an placed them back in the planter…I just love the way they look…all springy and french!
The total cost for this project would be around $9. Don’t want to hit the thrift store? Grab a terra cotta pot and dry brush some acrylic paint on it for a similar look, then add silk flowers or a live plant!
Come visit me at Mom 4 Real for more fun and inexpensive DIY projects, and tons of budget friendly cleaning tips, including How To Clean In Between The Glass On Your Oven Doors!
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