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Deck out drab planters

20 Feb 2018

Sometimes you come across something at a Salvation Army family store that’s just the right shape, but the rest of it is really drab.

As part of the Upcycled for Good project, Sarah Herring, found these oversized plant pots and decided to look past their boring appearance.

After a lick of paint using Resene testpots, she’s transformed them into stylish outdoor planters.

Here’s how to get the look.

You will need

  • Large planters
  • Detail brush
  • Pencil, ruler and eraser
  • Resene testpots in Resene Glorious, Resene FX Metallic Gold and Resene All Black
  • Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer
  • Testpot brushes

Step one. Apply a coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer. Allow to dry.

Step two. Paint the pots in a basecoat of Resene Glorious. Leave to dry.

Step three. Use a pencil to mark out your colour blocking pattern. Sarah chose a scallop and stripe pattern.

Step four. Using your second colour, paint the scallop pattern in Resene FX Metallic Gold and Resene All Black for the stripe. Sarah did a similar style on each pot but reversed the design, so they weren’t identical.

These pots could be used inside for decorative purpose, like storing towels, or holding a pot plant outside.

This DIY is brought to you by Upcycling for Good, a collaboration between Resene and The Salvation Army family stores. The project asks keen DIYers to upcycle second-hand items using Resene paint – look out for this regular feature on Habitat by Resene.