Vintage Tiered Planter Goes Tropical


This vintage, rusty tiered plant holder looked like it had been sitting in an old shed for decades.

I bought it for $10 at the flea market, knowing I could jazz it up and give it a new lease on life. After a good cleaning, I spray-painted it to get it ready for its new debut.  It has nine small pot holders, the perfect size for 4″ pots.


To create a tropical look, I used Americana Multi-surface Satin Acrylics.  They come in dozens of colors.  I chose six bright colors for this project.


I painted two coats of paint onto 4″ terra cotta pots.


Then I used DecoArt’s Patio Paint in Glorious Gold to paint the rim and a bit of the inside of the pots.


To add a bit of dazzle, I stenciled mini floral designs onto the pots.



I bought a variety of mini succulents and planted them into the pots, garnishing them with moss.


And that is how to turn an old, rusty planter into a tropical focal point for your porch


…or your garden.


I know it’s only spring, but when summer comes along, my garden will have a head start in becoming our little tropical paradise.

Disclosure: DecoArt provided me with products for this project. Ideas are 100% mine.


4 thoughts on “Vintage Tiered Planter Goes Tropical

  1. Beautiful colors Doreen, and I see that this is your new blog so sorry about that! It’s fabulous, and I’m happy to follow along on bloglovin. Looks like you have lots of great stuff.


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