Thursday, March 11, 2010

Faux Metal Planters

We have been digging in the dirt around here! I wanted to spruce up our front porch so I set off to my local Garden Ridge for a 12" metal planter to hold my Rosemary tree and an extra large metal planter to hold an ornamental evergreen.

I gasped in horror when I saw the prices!! They ranged from $69.99-169.99. No way, no how!! After snaking through row after row of out of budget metal planters, I happened upon some PLASTIC planters. Thankfully, they were $7.99 and $39.99!! The plastic planters had great decorative touches and I knew the finish I wanted was just a can of spray paint away!!

Here is the before:


I used RustOleum's Universal Hammered Spray Paint. It was quick, cheap and easy! This is the 12" plastic planter. It contains my Rosemary Tree and a few dwarf marigolds I threw in for color.


Here is a picture of the "Hammered Metal" finish.



Total Cost of Project: $92.50
2 plastic planters= $52 (including tax)
Dirt= Straight outta the garden!
Rosemary Tree= A lovely gift from a friend
Dwarf Marigolds= $1 for 6
Ornamental Evergreen= $29
1 can of RustOleum's Hammered Spray Paint= $8.50 (including tax)
Alyssium to border the Evergreen= $2 for 6

Happy Planting My friends!!

I will be linking this project up at:
The Shabby Chic Cottage-Transformation Thursday

Punkin Seed Productions


Go and check out the participants!! The ideas are VERY creative!!

11 comments:

  1. Laura,

    TOTALLY FABULOUS!!! I would never know that the planter was plastic, nice work!! Thanks for joining the party this week, I hope to see you back next week!!

    Jessica

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  2. Fantastic!! I love it! Love the rosemary plant and the fact that you can plant stuff already! LUCKY! lol
    ~Taña

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  3. Your rosemary tree looks gorgeous. It must smell amazing, too. I had no idea they got that big. And, of course, I love that you didn't let the price of the metal planters stop you from getting the look you wanted. Wouldn't expect anything less from you! :)

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  4. thanks for stopping by my site! new follower of yours now!

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  5. LOve the finish on the planters now and the rosemary plant...they grow good at my home and they smell so good! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. This is so wonderful and so doable. Thanks for the inspiration. I have a few very sad looking pots I need to replace with this idea.

    Visiting from Punkin Seed Productions, your boys are so cute.

    Blessings,
    Jilly

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  7. love the planter and love the circus theme! so cute.

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  8. Love the planters! I SO have some planters that need this treatment! Thanks so much for planting this creative seed over at "Plant a Punkin Seed Party at Punkin Seed Productions"!

    Dont foget to check back next Friday to see who has been featured and to plant another creative seed!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I love what you did with those planters! It's amazing what a little spray pain can do!

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  10. LOVE it!!! And I can I just say that your rosemary tree is the only one out of three that has survived??? Michelle's and mine both died a while back. :( I'll be coming to your house for some roasted potatoes with rosemary and olive oil!!! :)

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