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July 3, 2016

Painting Planted Pots

Well- in typical fashion I decided after I planted this faux watering can I decided I wanted it painted blue to go with some of my pottery.
This little watering can planter was only one year old but the paint was badly faded. 

I had the can on the right (Brilliant Blue) but wanted it a little deeper to be more like cobalt blue. The little "Short Cuts" can (Forever Blue) was spotted while browsing at the hardware store and I thought it was the closest I was going to come to cobalt blue.  It's really small and didn't go far.

I wrapped the plant with a grocery bag to help tuck the plant in and then some cardboard finished it off and it was ready for paint.  A quick shot of paint and I was committed!

Since we had a lot more of the brilliant blue we chose to cover it with that for a good base.

Dan likes to paint so I'm always glad to have him do this part.  Though the Brilliant Blue looked good it wasn't quite the color I wanted yet.

Here it is painted with the final coat of Forever Blue.  In the shade it looks pretty dark but in all actuality it's just what I wanted. 

It does look like cobalt blue doesn't it!  Yay!

You can almost see the blue pot down below- the plant is covering it up quite a bit now.  

The deck is the next thing to spruce up. We are behind on projects!

Sorry about the low grade pictures- used my cell phone instead of the real camera.
Now with my other blue pots I feel I have a theme going!  I know it's a small no biggie project but it made me happy since I stare at it from the kitchen and it was bugging me!  

I'm joining:

4 comments:

  1. Little projects are so rewarding to get done, Liz. Your cobalt blue watering can looks great! I had to laugh when I saw this project as I've painted many a pot with plants already growing. Your pots of flowers are looking so lush and lovely on your deck. Enjoy your Forth, dear Liz. ♥

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  2. Very clever way to paint! I might have thought of the grocery bag, but the cardboard cylinder was perfect. Love the new color! I have four old grubby pots that need painting, but I'd thought I'd have to wait till the begonias were finished.

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  3. Have been wanting to do the same thing with one of my potted plants. Great job!

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  4. You have such a gorgeous deck and your watering can came out great! I love that color :) Thank you so much for linking up with us this week at Dishing It & Digging It!

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