This is, without a doubt, one of my easiest makeover projects ever and the results are beautiful. I’ve had these French flower pots for many, many years. I stumbled upon them at a flea market for next to nothing and knew they’d be perfect for my plethora of summer flowers.
As the years have passed, however, their colors faded and they began to rust. Here’s a shot of 2 of them from a couple of summers ago, packed with lavender from our gardens.
You can see on the rim of them where they were rusting. so I took a bit of sandpaper and sanded the rusty spots down. After sanding, I rinsed them off, wiped them down and let them dry.
Then, with a few light coats of spray paint that I had on hand, I now have beautiful, bright French flower pots again.
The sage green color I used here is XO Rust gloss in Reed and the orange is Premium Decor gloss in Banner Orange.
This was an easy one-day makeover project that makes me feel like I have brand new flower pots.
The gorgeous flowers are compliments of my husband, who surprised me with them one night, for no other reason to except to say “I love you”.
Spray paint is such an easy way to make over small items, such as these pots. You want to start with as smooth and clean of a surface as possible, making sure the surface is dry before painting. Shake the paint vigorously for a minute or two and then always do a test spray on a piece of paper or cardboard. Then, apply the paint from at least a foot away, using sweeping motions as you paint, to help prevent drips.
Let each coat dry an hour or so before applying the next coat. These pots have 3 coats of spray paint on them.
Of course, you should always use spray paint outside or in a large, well-ventilated area.
Have you done any spray paint projects lately? I’d love to hear about them!