Sunday, April 15, 2012

Yet Another Way to Use Spray Paint- Spring Planters!

After doing everything we could think of besides yard work, including purchasing an iPad and a sewing machine (guess whose is whose) we had to do some yard and housework today. Once we get started, we are fine with it- in fact I would dare to say we sometimes enjoy it. One quick project you can do for under $20 (depending on materials) is Grecian style urn planters. Aubuchon Hardware and Rite Aid actually have plastic urn's for under $7 a piece, I got two. They only had them in a faux concrete/cement ivory and I really like black accents for my house since my front doors are black. So just by using a few coats of Krylon black glossy spray paint, you can easily have an totally different look!

I use cardboard to spray paint on- trust me, it takes about 4-5 times cutting the lawn before your leftover paint goes away.

Few coats and some sunshine, they are good to go in an hour or so. I don't do the inside since it will be full of soil and plants. 

And with a little Picnik (bummed to see it go this week) here are the two with some newly planted flowers and herbs. (Don't judge my stoop and how badly it needs some paint).

I planted lavender, pansies, lemon thyme, chives and even a little piece of my hosta from the garden. I have seen on Pinterest some doing this, so I figured I would give it a try. It very well could take over the entire urn, we will see! 

So even if you don't have a green thumb, these are pretty easy. Keep in mind, a few weeks after you fill your planters, they really start to fill in and look really nice and lush. These will look a lot different after some more sun and rain. Happy Spring!



  1. I really like the urns in black...they look very classic. Love your dog hanging out in the background!

  2. Hi Sarah,
    Great post! I'm definitely gonna try that! I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower. I look forward to following along! I hope you will stop by and say hello sometime. You can find me at

    1. Thanks Sara! I will check it out! Appreciate the support!

  3. Great idea!! Can't wait to do this for my front porch:)