Planter Pots Make Over for Spring!

8 Materials
5 Hours
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.
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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  • Janis Lentz Janis Lentz on Apr 21, 2018

    How about the tile in a color. Great idea to spruce up big pots!


    Would spackle work on my large plastic pots? Really great idea!!


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