1 - Take a very worn out tire (best with no wires sticking out).
2 - Wash it with a degreaser, and a brush to get rid of possible oils on it.
3 - You are now ready to draw the shape of the top ending/petal you will want your tire planter to have, but before you do this, with your thumb (finger) press down to feel that where you will be drawing/cutting there is NO WIRES. If you are able to press down, that means NO WIRES there.
4 - Cut out the drawing you made with a very hard, and sharp knife. You will have another decoration piece after doing this. For example as in picture #4.
5 - Turn the tire inside out. This is somewhat difficult, but doable.
6 - Now that the tire is inside out, paint it. I used oil-based superior durability premium quality protective enamel paint (OIL PAINT). I know that what I used could be a little pricey, but you probably don't have to go to that extent.
7 - Let the tire dry well.
8 - After dried, if you want to make designs on it as I did on the RED PAINTED TIRE, you will need to used a paint that has a primer in it, or prime the spots where you will be doing the little decorations. For example, the green leaves that are painted on this RED TIRE PLANTER.
9 - You are now finished, and ENJOY!!!
Commented on Jun 01, 2012
Wow!!I want to do this !!I'll try it and post my results!!!!
*deep breath* So I decided to replace my kitchen backsplash myself. I've removed the ceramic tile and of course, the existing drywall was damaged so I tore it all out. (See the photo
for what I am left with.) My question now is, what do I put back up there? Do I use more drywall or something else? And is there a concern about drywall transitioning to any of the other materials? I've repaired drywall before but using something else is new to me. Also, should I go ahead and put the material up now or wait until my countertops are removed and the granite put in??
I don't have a concern about water since my sink is in my island. A downdraft cooktop will be in the countertop near the backsplash.