Saturday, June 23, 2012

Spray Painted Planter



The dark brown owl planter in the front of this photo was purchased at a flea market for fifty cents. I bought it because I follow a blog called Thrift Core.  http://www.thriftcore.com/2012/06/around-world-thrifting-with.htmlthrifters-. She blogged about spray painting planters and I thought it was a fun idea, but didn't know how good or bad I'd be at spray painting. I gave it a try and I'm not so good, but I'll get better with more practice. For a first timer I got lots of paint on my hands but I think it came out okay and I couldn't wait to put a plant in it and set it on the kitchen counter to liven up our plain rental counter. I found a mini Jade plant that fit just fine and since I don't have room for a standard size Jade plant it made me happy to get the small one. Well today I put them both together and this is the result. I like it and may do this again.

All I can say is that if you find something that you really like and it's not in the best condition give spray paint a try. I already have done one other item and it's for sale on my store butterflyplace.etsy.com. It's a mushroom print trivet that I reconditioned orange and it came out better for the second time using a can of paint.

11 comments:

Lisa said...

He looks so awesome on the counter!! I think you may have a career in spray painting in your future.

Pinkdotties said...

I love it!

Helen and her Daughters said...

I love spray paint! I think your owl turned out fabulous!

Cap Creations said...

Great job and such a wonderful color! Spray paint is my friend. In fact I'm on my way right now to do just that lol! Thanks for sharing at Cap Creations.

Jill said...

Spray painting is my new favorite thing - I would never have thought to do the owl - it looks sweet!

Bijou Sugar-Socks said...

well done! she looks new and updated and modern :)

Mariƫl said...

It turned out great! I found a brown vase and I think i'm gonna spray paint it now!

jennie said...

Wow - it looks great! Such a brilliant idea!
I've spray painted some chairs and the base of an old lamp so far. Want to spray some more stuff now!

yardage girl said...

Great idea ~ looks fab!

Gina said...

Love it and perfect color!

beckyp said...

very cute