My two planter that sit by the pool ,were long due for a make over. These two concrete pots began to be an eyesore, so I needed to do something to lighten up the yard along without throwing away my Planters.
Planter Pots Make Over for Spring!
So my old planters were well due and in need of a make over, they are very heavy and all concrete and I did not want to toss them.
I actually purchased a box of tile sheets from Home Depot although I only use 6 of them out of the box of 10 .The tile is the kind you would use in a bathroom, kitchen wall or flooring.
it made more sense to use the sheets instead of placing the tile or glass pieces one by one would have consumed a lot of time. Its your option if you want to do it one piece at a time it's your preference.
to make the tile adhere to the concrete planter I used this dap all purpose spackle. It was messy, but fun.
I spread it on just like butter!, funny thing is I used a butter Knife, the trick with this project is working fast , as some of you know this stuff dries fast so- working quickly in sections was key.
As I mentioned earlier I spread it on with an old butter knife scissors were also key when the sheet of tile required some cutting.
I used a screw driver to clean some of the old crud off of the planter pot.
lastly premixed gout was used
A bucket of water, and a sponge is needed to clean the grout from the pot. keeping in mind you will be changing the water often as you clean the grout to achieve a nice smooth look.
This spackle tool is need as well to apply the grout.
Don't forget your gloves,unless you don't mind getting a manicure when you're done.
I added a few of these beads to give it some color and to match the pool area. I place them around the top and randomly placed a few more ,no rhyme or reason"
I placed the palms back in the pots I went for a ruff look so the top of the pots around the rims I rubbed some of the grout there and let it dry.
Pot number two (2) is not identical to pot number (1) one, more of a fraternal look, same items used with a different spin on each one
And this is it! tell me what you think....
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Published April 14th, 2018 8:00 PM
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