Plastic Pink Flower Pot Gets a Face Lift


I picked up this gorgeous Lavender plant and fell in love with its cuteness but hated the pink flower pot. Yes I could of bought a new pot for it but I knew I could transform the boring pink pot into something breath taking.
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
Before and After
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
The plant sits inside a typical black pot that drains inside the pink pot but you could still transform a pot that has the plant truly IN it. I would suggest using a out door/water resistant top coat to seal it.
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
I glued a silicone applique (you can purchase it through Efex) around the top of the pot. To give it some character.
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
Here you can see the process I used to give it a stone effect. L to R: I used Heirloom Traditions paint (chalk type paint) in Nickel mixed with a product by Heirloom Traditions called Venetian Texture Medium. It thickens your paint and gives it texture. I then stippled (research the term) the paint on the pot. I let it dry completely and then sealed it with a water based top coat. I then watered down 2 colors in HTP's Vintiques paint line, Dearly Distressed and Steamer Trunk. Which gave it that aged look in the middle photo. I then highlighted the high points with Nickel and a silver gilding wax.
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
This stuff feels like butter!
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
Up close look.... Texture heaven!
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
This pot is not pink or boring any longer! You'd never know it was plastic.
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
The plastic pot bends and flexes without a problem when moved.
plastic pink flower pot gets a face lift, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, painting
Now I have a pot that is equally as beautiful as my Lavender plant!
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Suggested materials:

  • Heirloom Traditions Paint  (http://heirloomtraditionspaint.com/)
  • Efex appliques  (http://www.efexusa.com/)
  • Lavender Plant  (http://www.costco.com/)
Stephanie  Coon/Rehab to Fab

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