The homemade little wreaths on our porch were great summer fun. But they seemed lonely. Like the drunk uncle at the formal wedding at the Plaza. You know. He makes a scene until you get crazy Aunt Linda out there and then suddenly…it’s a party.
That’s how I felt about our front porch. Far reaching I am sure but I think you get the analogy.
The white pots were crazy Aunt Linda before she hit the open bar. Just call me the bartender. And today we are serving up a couple shots of COLOR. Specifically Rustoleum’s Aqua and Rustoleum’s Lagoon. I love that lagoon color…it’s just perfect.
This only took me about the amount of time it takes to make a mixed drink….mom, that means super fast.
I started with the lightest spray paint color and sprayed it from about six inches from the top using sweeping back and forth motions. I worked my way down to the six inch mark from the opposite side. And then I just side stepped around the pot repeating the motion till the pot had a even look to it.
I repeated that motion for the darkest color. Starting at the very base of the pot (which being upside down will make it the very top), I sprayed until the bottom was covered – a solid eight inches. The way I blended the bands together was to take the spraypaint can and hold it about 18 inches from the pot and aim straight down to the area where the darkest color and the light blue met. It was like the overspray effect made the ombre blend.
After it was dry, you just wipe the entire thing off with a dry paper towel. It removes any dry spraypaint dust and it’s ready for your plants!
Now who wants to dance with crazy Aunt Linda. You gotta know the Macarena!
p.s. If you haven’t voted yet for the Bower Build-Off, it’s time. Click here to go vote! Tomorrow we reveal who did what and who won and who has to shave their head. (just kidding…hair loss isn’t part of this competition….although, maybe that would be one way to spice things up next time!)