Vintage Tiered Planter Goes Tropical

20160116_130219

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.

20160312_125640

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.

20160312_125945

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

20160312_130257

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

20160321_162925

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

20160321_163204

20160324_104607

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

20160324_110503

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

20160324_174539-1

…or your garden.

20160325_135626

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.

Advertisements

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.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s