You probably know by now I love wooden objects such as the wooden fish or the photo box. The other day I had a dentist appointment by a Good Will I have never gone to. It was a great chance to check it out. There it was on the wood aisle. A planter. A wooden one. I thought I can make a planter chic with paint and decoration. I immediately had a vision and Décor Art brought it to life.
This is my first time trying out their paint. Most of the stencils I buy are from Décor Art so I knew I would love their other products. I do.
And this is the project I decided to do for this month’s Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge. No rules, just an old cast off thing and creativity to make it better than new.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
- Meet the Hosts
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Yami | The Latina Next Door – Amanda | Domestically Creative
Ann | Duct Tape And Denim
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 – Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Habiba | Craftify My Love
As normal, I cleaned the planter, inside and out. I was so excited to try out the textured sand paste. It makes a raised design. One of the first posts I did shows a similar technique using spackle. To use the sand paste, tape a stencil to the piece. Use a putty knife to smooth the sand paste in the stencil. You will love the effect, it looks gorgeous if I do say so.
I did this effect on each side so I let it dry thoroughly before moving to the next side. Once the decoration dried the inside got a coat of cream paint. Make that a few coats to cover the dark stain on the planter.
Moving to the outside of the planter, it also got a few coats. That also includes the design. To make the decoration stand out I painted over it with white. Two coats of the white made the design stand out. It is subtle but still stands out.
Apply varnish to the inside of the planter to give it protection. Now I wouldn’t put a plant directly in it but I thought if water slopped on the inside it will have more protection.
I used the wax to protect the outside. But not before it was lightly distressed with a 220 grit sandpaper. The wax went on so smoothly. It is left to dry and buffed out. The piece is smooth to the touch.
My vision came to life before my eyes. Make a planter chic with paint and decoration to give your home a shabby look. It will add a special look. Now for some more thrifty ideas check out the links below.
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Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!