Wet Distressed Chalky Finish Planters

Jessica Hill
by Jessica Hill
I save our inexpensive planters at the end of each season and replant them the next Spring. It saves money, but it means we have mismatched planters. This year I gave them all a makeover with chalky finish paint so that they are all !
I layered on two shades of blue chalky finish paint so that all our of our planters would coordinate with my vintage Americana color scheme.
I reuse our planters from year to year, but that meant they were mismatched. I gave them a new look to lighten them up and make them work well together.
I distressed the raised areas of this hanging planter to bring out the pattern.
I used a wet distressing technique to make the inexpensive planters look like vintage buckets!
Jessica Hill
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  • Char. Char. on Jun 06, 2016
    What is a wet distressing techniques

  • Linda Linda on Jun 07, 2016
    Love the pots and the red side table. Did you paint the red tables and if you did what kind of paint? Would love to make pots like yours.

  • Chris Hano Chris Hano on May 25, 2021

    I just painted a pot to make an herb garden for a gift. To my dismay, when finished, I noticed the top and inner rim were too visible. I didn't want to paint them because of the herbs, which are planted to eat.

    Any idea what to do to a visible top and inner rim of a pot or planter that will keep them food safe?

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