Did Somebody Say OMBRE?

by Lsherbach
3 Materials
2 Hours

I had already started this project when I realized I never took the BEFORE picture. Take my word for it, these two planter/pots were destined for the dumpster.

So this is the planter when I have already wrapped it in rope using hot glue, as I wrapped the rope around the pot. Moving slowly.

I gave the entire surface of the rope a coat of primer.

Then using what was left of a quart of yellow paint from a previous project I started painting the pot from the top, and then I shifted gears. Nope that was Not gonna give me the look that I was after.

So I RE started from the bottom with the sunflower yellow paint. I painted a few rows of the rope and then lightened the paint with some white paint until I got the contrast of color that I was happy with.

Again I painted that for a couple of rows. Added more white, another couple of rows. A few more rows and the last add of white paint. Painted the lightest color all the way to the top of the flower pot's lip.

After everything was dry, I was in the garden potting up my petite sunflowers

And here is my upcycled flower pot in the garden. It makes me smile.

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  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jul 25, 2018

    Which primer did you use? Thanks

  • Karen Hiller Karen Hiller on Jul 29, 2018

    How much rope (looks like sisal) did you use for this project?? The pot looks fairly large (16-18''), and I need to know how much sisal I need to purchase to do this?? Also, what kind of paint would hold up on a pot that is outdoors in different weather, as well as the water used to nourish the plant potted in it?

  • Ticia Ticia on Jul 29, 2018

    This may be a weird question but has this been outdoors for a while? I have 2 large planters that could maybe use this method but I'm afraid that bugs might move in because of the rope despite it's being painted.

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