Hello lovely Friends! Have you had a chance to start working outside yet? Maybe where you live, you’re just starting with the cooler season? Well Spring is well under way around here and I have been really enjoying getting my outdoor spaces ready. If the rain will stay away long enough so I can actually enjoy them, that would be super awesome.
At the beginning of the month I shared how I updated my Outdoor Glider Bench:
It was in desperate need of a redo. You can see more HERE including the link for HOW I covered those cushions. Now it’s all sparky and new and I love it again.
I’ve also been working on my patio set out back, but what I was just going to toss and replace back there were these inexpensive plastic planters:
They were just pitiful and I think I got about three years out of them…not too bad for only a few bucks a piece I guess.
See what’s in them? Hostas! I love Hostas in planters. They come back every year and add a pretty pop of green to my outdoor patio spaces. I don’t have to do a thing to them! **They do prefer shade though, so you’ll want to keep them out of direct sunlight.
But they deserve a prettier planter don’t you think? Because we are sharing container and planting ideas for our Décor Enthusiast Design Challenge this month…and because I’m cheap, I decided to see if I could make these last just a wee bit longer.
After a quick cleaning with a Mr. Clean Sponge, I covered the plants with grocery bags, and broke out an old can of Rustoleum spray paint in Eden that I had in my stash:
This was left over from another project, but even if I had to buy it, it would have cost less than $4 to update these pots like new!
Don’t they seriously look brand new? And I didn’t have to repot my plants either. #winning
I love this pop of green with my flowers. It’s like fabrics… you need a solid to go with the print, right?
Now I could have busted out the Frogtape and gotten all cute with these planters, but I wanted to keep it simple. I thought this would be great to share because you might not have thought to spray paint your old worn out planters. You’re welcome. 🙂
Seriously like brand new, ya’ll…in about 15 minutes.
You may remember I painted my large planters last year?
That got me through another season, but they were really already on their last legs with cracks and such. I finally broke down and replaced those with these pretty new ones from Walmart’s BHG collection…
These were only $29 which is a great price for large planters like these! They also had pretty matching pedestal ones:
But my favorites today are these free-to-mes…
My Décor Enthusiast crew are also sharing some container and flower/filler ideas. Click the links below the image to see more!
Got any container or filler ideas you want to share? You can!!
Take pics of your pretty planters/pots and share them with us on our Decorating Enthusiasts DIY Forum on Facebook! We created this forum not only so you could participate in our fun decorating challenges, but also so that you have a judge-free zone to share your projects any time, ask questions, and hang out with other creatives just like you!
Here’s how to play:
1. Add your own photo on Instagram starting today (5/12) through Saturday
2. Tag it with the #DecorEnthusiastStyle hashtag
3. Follow all six of your hostesses here:
We will choose one winner that will be featured on all six IG feeds this Sunday!!
I love looking through all your amazing ideas! Hope to see you there!
And if you haven’t started already, I hope you’re inspired to get outside…even if it’s just for 15 minutes to spray paint some old pots. 🙂
I’ll be back soon sharing something else I made for my outdoor space out of these spare parts I found in my garage:
UPDATE: See what I built with them HERE now! 🙂
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