Who else is feeling like after Halloween is over, people IMMEDIATELY jump on the Christmas bandwagon?! I mean…I am all for baby Jesus and the fat man in the red suit but guys….THANKSGIVING. I am gonna keep on posting fall stuff because Thanksgiving has feelings too y’all. Important feelings. You should be more sensitive because stuffing and turkey and gravy and deviled eggs…..they are kind and so generous and dare I say a little bit sexy….and they need to be recognized for the beauty that they give the world. Just sayin. It’s something to think about.
So with that in mind, let’s do another fall project…..let’s inject a little coppery goodness into your life via planters.
I had shared these planters with my Insta-friends but I need to show you guys how to do this because they are SO beautiful! They are the perfect amount of fall and look great with mums. And if your planter has a little texture to them, it really pops. The fun part is that they are easier than you think!
First start off with your giant planter. Mine were discolored and even after scrubbing them, they still sported green areas and even some darker splotches where the color was fading. Time for a makeover!
First I sprayed them with a dark bronze brown color. I just used Rust-Oleum spray paint that is meant for plastics. I gave the whole thing a nice couple coats.
Then came the copper tone. I used this Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint and sprayed at a perpendicular angle and then from the top down to the bottom so that it faded into the bronze. The end result showed off that design on the planter and it looked subtle and natural.
Once we got the mums in the pot, it was like a love story on Lifetime. You literally can not peel your eyes away.
There was one area where I was a little too aggressive with my spray paint….hence the drips. Drips are always from too heavy a coat. People always think it is the brand of spray paint or the type of tip….it’s not….it’s the operator. The drips are from being too close and spraying too heavily in one area. You can sand those areas a little and respray LIGHTLY to fix it. That’s not what I did….obviously….I just turned my pot around 🙂
The garden looks so good now with this bit of color. And the planter has just enough color to say Hi I’m sophisticated….but also fun and full of personality. It’s kinda like Thanksgiving in that respect 🙂