White Washed Pots for the Patio

6 Materials
$40
1 Hour
Easy
Now that summer is almost here, I wanted to add some flowers to my patio. The problem was that the plastic flower pots that I had weren't that pretty! I came up with an easy project with some paint I already had on hand. I wanted to give my inexpensive planters and pots a new look. The below photo shows what the pots looked like when I started out.
I've seen white washed pots online and think they are so pretty! I decided to white wash my pots. The project took about a half an hour. All I did was spread some watered down Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint (in Everlasting) on the pots with a foam brush. I made sure to wipe the painted surfaces with a a paper towel after painting the pots to give the finish a uniform finish.
Once the pots were painted, I filled them with potting soil, impatiens and petunias. I chose impatiens and petunias because my home's patio faces the west and tends to get a mixture of sun and shade.
I love how the painted pots and colorful flowers look on the patio!
This was such an easy project -- I might want to white wash some pots for my home's front porch, too!
Resources for this project:
See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Lauren of Mom Home Guide
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Go
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 10 questions
  • Sue Sue on Feb 06, 2020

    Would I do anything different if I use clay pots?

  • Ticia Ticia on Feb 06, 2020

    I have different colored planters which remain outside always and so they are getting a 'greenish' stain on them. Don't know if it's algae or mold but last year I tried removing it with a bleach solution and brush which only 1/2 heartedly worked. Do you think this whitewash will cover it as I would like to unify the pots. Does it have to be calk paint? TIA.

  • GMS28 GMS28 on Feb 07, 2022

    do you spray any type of finish over them so paint won't wash away?

Comments
Join the conversation
3 of 39 comments
  • Susie Susie on Apr 27, 2020

    Susie, again here. I made my own chalk paint last year so I'll use that. It's an off-white and I have plenty left! Yay!! Can't wait to try it.

  • JR Pablo JR Pablo on Feb 07, 2022

    I’ve got unattractive plastic pots and white chalk paint already. Really love the idea. So simple but looks great.

Next