It’s a Saturday bonus post. Your gluten free avocado toast is practically a bacon egg and cheese biscuit now, huh?! Saturday bonus posts do that to me. Also…they remove calories from all mocha lattes. We should get on that.
Sooooooooo it’s my due date (!!!!) and I still got a little grower in my planter basket (aka still got a bun in the oven, a chicken wing in the fryer, a spud in the ground…..for those of you that don’t translate analogies easily….I’m still totally pregnant) so it’s kinda perfect to share this project. I had an old planter basket that I needed to either donate or spruce up and I knew that a little spray paint would go a long way in making it feel new again!
Since we are still working on our big Rust-Oleum project for a reader-turned-friend, we are throwing an online party celebrating all things Rust-Oleum hence Rust-Oleum Week. They didn’t pay me to post about these projects…we just freaking love their paints and stains and hundreds of other products so it sort of made perfect sense to share them now. Today’s project is a basket planter makeover. I got the planter at the thrift store ages ago and loved the size and price but it was dirty and it just needed something. I grabbed some Rust-Oleum spray paint and painters tape and got to work.
To lighten it up and cover up some of the stains, I wanted to apply the white spray paint first. That meant I needed to tape off any areas that needed to stay natural.
I gave it a good two coats of Rust-Oleum Universal white in gloss.
After it was dried, I applied more painters tape to cover the white stripes that I wanted to keep.
Then I sprayed Winter Gray on the other exposed areas to create the contrasting stripes.
One snake plant later and we are still preggo with a nice nautical feeling basket planter.
Hope yall have a great Saturday! I’m off to put my tree trunk ankles up! Maybe I should just hang upside down 🙂
Britiney @ Consider the Lilies says
Ok, Katie Bower, Queen of all things spray paint, and growing big healthy babies, and . . . well . . . all the things. I tried spray painting some wood adirondack chairs and it was a complete disaster. I primed them one day and then when I tried to paint them the next day the paint didn’t adhere AT ALL. My husband ended up painting them with a brush. What did I do wrong??? I want to be a spray paint-oologist like you! Help!!!
Happy Due date and best of luck!! Also, love the new look to the planter!! xx
Super cute! I love the simplicity.
I really like how that turned out! Leaving some of it natural adds a nice touch. I will definitely try this. I am a spray painting queen, so I have tried many brands of spray paint. Rustoleum’s primer/paint in one is my favorite. The coverage is better by far. Hang in there with Baby Bower#4! God bless you both!!
Yay! This means you only have a week or so to go;) love the basket!
Because Saturday posts erase mocha latte calories, I went ahead and had 2. And now
I get to read your blog at 1 AM!! So…fail on my part.
Happy Due Date Day! I am praying for you and all those boys of yours as your family changes in the next couple of weeks 🙂
Wendy from OldLakeGeorge.com says
Maybe keeping with the Rust-Oleum theme, baby Bower #4 is going to be named Rusty?
Rusty Bower….too cute! 🙂
You’re just taking a little more time to grow a gaint Bower baby…
Is it safe to be using all this spray paint while pregnant? I know even after I have sprayed something the smell will linger on the surface for ages!
Theresa W says
good job re-purposing something and making it cute! hope you’re still feeling ok 😉
Custom Shelves says
I would definitely recommend spray painting at your own risk. If you choose to do it, it’s smart to do it outside with plenty of ventilation and wear a mask that is rated R95 or higher.
xo – kb
You call that a snake plant? My mom calls it “mother-in-laws tongue”.
This is lovely!
me thinks you had that sweet baby boy #4! Hope all are well and mom’s ankles are starting to deswell!
happy due date! You’re almost there!! Love the planter 🙂
Nope. No action yet.
xo – kb
xo – kb
Your primer sounds like it cured! Usually primer has an adhesive type additive to help paint stick…think glue+paint…if the glue dries, then the paint doesn’t have anything to stick to.
xo – kb