Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flower Pot

My husband wanted to kill me! He couldn't believe I snatched this trashy looking flower pot away from our neighbor's trash the other morning! Now mind you, I did not dig through their trash. It was sitting on the side walk waiting for the trash man to wisk it away to the landfill where it would sit for years to come. I like to think of it as re-vamping and re-using. I'm simply being the hippy I am and saving the earth. Plus these light weight flower pots go for $10 at your local DIY store....easily.

 My husband purchased some "hammerred" style spray paint from his work (Lowes--I know I'm one lucky gal) to redo our padio furniture. Well, he bought too much and I found it. My theory? Finder's keepers...
I quickly snatched it up and sprayed a few coats onto my new treasure! See the steps below.

My treasure! Found on the sidewalk...all alone. I gave it a new look and a new home. (below)

The first coat....(Below)

The finished product (below)....I believe I ended up putting another coat on after this one, just to be safe. Doesn't look too shappy now does it? The flower pot can now be seen at my mom's house on her new padio they are constructing! As soon as she plants some flowers in it, I'll snap a shot and post it for you.


  1. Very cool! I love hammered metal paint. I just used it recently on a mirror that my mother-in-law has had since her childhood that has a frame made of very lightweight plastic. Now she was it in her entryway and it looks so nice! Great job turning trash into something lovely :)

  2. Thank you Danielle! I think I may try it out on some picture frames...just in a different color. :)