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.