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.
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.
I glued a silicone applique (you can purchase it through Efex) around the top of the pot. To give it some character.
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.
Suggested materials for this project:
- Heirloom Traditions Paint (http://heirloomtraditionspaint.com/)
- Efex appliques (http://www.efexusa.com/)
- Lavender Plant (http://www.costco.com/)
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AnswerBeautiful job on the planter Where did you find a lavender plant that big?
AnswerStunning! Could you give me a cost estimate? Also, could you use hot glue silicone caulk sticks to make you own embellishments?
AnswerIs this pot for outside gardens too? I just bought 15 old flower pots off of Craigslist and I wanted to redo them, but they are for my patio. W...