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!