A 50 gallon hard resion type barrel turned into a stone textured planter
Pottery Barn Knock Off - From an Olive Barrel to a Barrel Planter!
I found this large barrel a couple of years ago at a garage sale. The people there told us that it had come from an Italian restaurant and that it had held olives.
It looks to be at least a 50 gallon barrel. He sold two of them to us for $1 each!
Well beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder, right?
Well after cleaning them I set to work giving them a new face.
The lid was in two sections. The same principle that you would see on a canning jar. It had a ring ...
and an insert that the ring held on to the drum. These screwed on just like a mason style jar.
I bought Rustoleum Stone texture Paint and gave it one coat. I was not planning on keeping it outside so I was not concerned that the paint was not for outside. However, after the first coat, I did not get back to this project until this spring. It did sit outside all winter but I could not tell that it was hurt in the least.
After it was really dried, (Like 6 months!) I then applied the second coat.
The first coat covered really well but I wanted the stone look to be more authentic looking.
Some of the original color was wanting to show thru so I hit it with another coat.
The part where it looks like a lable was all one look so I left it that way
I am getting ready for this weekend for a baby shower in our patio room, so I am in a hurry to complete this project. After I get more time, I may mask this area and spray it with metalic to make it look like a metal lable.
For now, it is all one stone texture finish. I plan to get to the second barrel tomorrow hopefully.
I added the artificial vine for now since we are still experiencing very cool temperatures here in Ohio. When temeratures climb warmer to stay, I plan to plant live plants into it.
It took two cans for two good coats per barrel.
The only real time was in the waiting. It only took about 3-5 minutes to put the first coat on and than the waiting game began.
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Published April 10th, 2018 11:34 PM
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