Rustic Painted Garden Planters

Next to the thrill of the hunt, is surely the thrill
of creating something for next to nothing.
Spray paint is one of my favorite ways to transform
and renew something old or outdated.
In this case, I had two square plastic garden planters
from Dollar Tree that looked a bit too new.
I picked up these planters recently so I could 
“transplant” two indoor topiary that I already had.
I began by using Rust-Oleum spray paint in 
Heirloom White.  I used three coats on each planter
allowing each coat to dry well before applying another.
Next I used my large (5″) French Script Number
stencils, some black acrylic paint,and stenciled
the numbers onto each container.
Once the stenciled numbers were dry, I used a 
220 grit (fine grit) sandpaper, and distressed the edges 
and surfaces of the planter.  I did not bother painting 
the inside as it would not show.
Next I used some Rust-Oleum clear matte sealer
to protect my design, and prevent any 
chipping of paint.
I placed each topiary in their new pots, and 
surrounded each with burlap scraps to fill the pot.
The burlap balanced out the pots so they didn’t look
too fancy.  I wanted them pretty, but still
All done, and residing next to my 
Junky Tiered Stand (for now at least) 
If you missed how I made this Junky Stand 
Total cost: $2 for the square planters since
I already had everything on hand.
Not too shabby.
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  1. So cute! What a great idea, Tanya!

  2. looks wonderful!! I need to check if they have those at my $tree

  3. This is a great idea! It adds so much character to the planter. I am in the process of redoing my porch, great idea!

    Just wanted to stop in from The Scoop

    Mandy@ The Hankul House

  4. Oo, pretty!! I need to make some of these!!

  5. Oh cute! Love the planters Tanya! 🙂

  6. Wow! those planters look so much better than the former baskets!

    Love numbers…. 🙂

    hugs x

  7. I love this idea! Dollar store planters? Who would have thought! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post.

  8. What a great idea, Tanya! I love how the burlap adds a touch of softness. It's all so pretty together!


  9. I always click your posts at parties!! I love this, so cute. I love your DIYs 😉
    Jamie ~

  10. Totally gorgeous and very doable which is quite a winning combo! Love it! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.

  11. Those look great! So easy too!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow. 🙂

  12. very nice, nothing boring with your planters. And reuse is always nice. nice post andi

  13. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later tonight!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow evening for Make the Scene Monday #66!

  14. Love your planters! Super cute!

  15. Pinned! Super fun… perfect for Spring! Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you'll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! xoxo~ Ruthie

  16. So cute, I love this planter. I'll be pinning this for sure! Thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Tuesday!

  17. Sweet paint job! As much as I love to spray paint, I've never tried this particular kind – I feel a paint job coming on 😉

  18. woah, what a fab idea! and i love the touch of burlap too!

  19. I love this! I saw you featured on "Wait till your father gets home." Just had to come check them out! wonderful!

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