How To Make A Plastic Planter Look Like Aged Concrete
Mix your favorite paint color and sand together. It produces a textured finish on anything you paint. I mixed gray paint and sand together to achieve an aged concrete look on a plastic planter.
Plastic pieces are great for experimenting with new paint techniques!
This is how the plastic pot looked when I found it at the junk shop. I liked the lines on the pot. Kind of art deco looking.
This was definitely a trial and error project. But that’s the way I work most of the time.
I started the project with this small sample of Behr paint in off white.
Next I have my bag of beach sound for projects just like this one.
I mixed the sand and paint together without measuring anything because that’s how I roll.
Right after painting the plastic pot I decided the color was too white.
I found a gray color in my stash and mixed up more sand and paint and brushed that mixture over the white paint.
It was still too light for me. I found a dark gray paint and added black to the paint to make it darker. Then I added the sand to the paint. I brushed the dark gray mix on and let it dry. Then I mixed more black paint with the dark gray mixture and just brushed it over a few areas on the pot.
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Then I dry brushed the original light color paint over the dark gray pot.
The pot looks great! Find more of my unique planter ideas here.... Upcycled Flower Pot Ideas.