Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Planter redo

Hi everyone!
Painting my planter was my project for yesterday, it had been longing for a new look for quite some time! This is the end result!
I have had this planter for about 10 years now with no real place for it. I never got around to doing anything with it, so I finally felt it was time for a redo. It didn't match my decor and it was looking a bit drabby.
So I started to paint it brown for the under color, not sure where I was going with it.
I painted it white, but white just wouldn't work in in my diningroom (where it ended up, for now anyway!) After a few different color combinations, I ended up painting it turquoise with a little black to get greyish tones in some areas. I pounced on the colors so that it can have a mottled look. Now it looks like it has a nice patina that was developed over time. (Even though it only took a few minuites!!)

I love the way the black got into the crevices and accentuated the details.
For now the planter displays my beautiful shells, corals, barnacles and driftwood.
I move it around to find the best place for it. Here in my livingroom, it kind of got lost!
Then I moved it to my diningroom and I think that is where it will stay for now. It shows off better next to my dark cabinet.

A decade of waiting for a new look is over! So, what do you think was it worth the wait, I would love to know!


  1. Hi Sherry-

    Ohhhhh I love urns and shells, but never thought to put the two together. Wow what a great statement. I will be doing this come summer when I bring my shells out.

    Thanks for leaving me the comment about inspiring you - I think it is one of the best comments I ever got. XOXOX It makes blogging worthwhile when I can connect with like-minded people like you :)
    My best- Diane

  2. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog....I am impressed with your should go into business:) Great job!

  3. two together? good idea! happy weekend

  4. Wow that turned out so nice love the color and the
    Technique you used.. Beautiful

  5. This is an amazing transformation! The planter has truly come to live -a stunning piece!

  6. So beautiful, it is an amazing transformation. I am so envious of you living by the sea.

    Colette x.

  7. This is so pretty! I love the color!

  8. Isn't it fun to re-create? Impressive paint job on the new planter!

  9. That collection of shells is so beautiful! Great job!


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