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 sparkly 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!
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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