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!)
Katie C says
I gotta say – at first I was thinking “NOOO don’t paint the pretty white pot” but I’ve got to say – it looks fabulous – you’re so brave! I would have been so nervous to paint that pristine surface!
This looks great! You should include an after shot of the pot and the wreath on the door!
Simple and beautiful! I have a couple small white pops that I haven’t been brave enough to commit to painting… But your post gave me inspiration!
Loved this post because I am the crazy Aunt Linda in our family. Also LOVE the painted flower pots.
Lisa T says
Awesome little update! I also wanted to chime in and ask for a panned out after pic including the pretty wreath. Come to find another Lisa thought the same thing… great minds think alike!
Sarah @ Tucker Up says
Love this! So easy and it looks perfect! Now, if Texas weren’t a billion degrees I might venture outside and paint some pots!
Yes Lisa! I was about to say the SAME thing! At the send to last pic I wasn’t really diggin’ it then I literally went “Ooohhhhh!” and my eyes lite up on the last one. Turned out great!
Beautiful! I just saw a great pot at Home Goods today that this would be perfect for. Love these ideas. Definitely pin worthy!
V @ Life+1
Katie L says
Amazeballs!! Those look like a million bucks- I mean I would probably pay $50 for each! Who am I kidding, I would never, but I’m positive someone else would! Awesome job!
Love love love! Go, Aunt Linda!!
rachel laree says
We need a far back shot of both the pots and the door, and while your out there, one of the whole house so we can get the full effect too….just kidding…..i know my dry humour doesn’t come across that well. 🙂 love your blog <3
Do you have to rough up the surface before spraying, since they are shiny?
Paige @ Little Nostalgia says
Ooooh, ombre with spray paint! You’re so hardcore. I would be AFRAID to try it, but that’s why I read your blog. Haha.
I have a crazy Aunt Linda!! She’s so much fun! Those pots look awesome. I knew they would. You are so good!
I didn’t. It was plastic and the adhesion wasn’t a problem 🙂
xo – kb
Allison Cooley says
This is amazing! I may have to try this with some end of the season clearance planters!
You’re awesome, lady!!! That looks so awesome. 🙂
LOVE it Katie! Can you post a picture of it so that we could at least see it with the whole porch? Looks great! You make this stuff look way too easy 🙂
…and I’m also a Lisa T! 😉
Roxanne M says
I’m obsessed with this ombre pot! I’m obsessed with all things ombre 🙂 What’s hilarious is I just looked at these EXACT colors of spray paint at Home Depot the other day and questioned what I could do with them. While I could never do your awesome laundry room ombre wall (I LOVE that wall and wish you’d come on up to MN to do one for me!), I could perhaps handle this pot. I also have beautiful teal clay pots outside. They would coordinate nicely and become best friends 🙂