A few years ago, I rescued this fleur-de-lis metal garden planter from winding up in a dumpster. It was one of many items at an off-the-beaten-path garage sale which had not been advertised. It wasn’t sold and I acquired it with few other garden treasures.
It was in need of a makeover. This week I finally got around to giving it a fresh coat of paint.
I lightly sanded the frame with 150-grit fine sandpaper and a foam sanding block.
As I sanded away the top layer of chipped antique white paint I exposed the original color–avocado green. Could this be a vintage wall planter?
I used RUST-OLOEUM Paint + Primer in Satin Heirloom White purchased at Lowes.
It didn’t take long to spray the planter with two nice even coats.
It’s always amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do for almost anything.
I added a window box with low-maintenance Vinca. I love Vinca because it densely fills planters, it doesn’t require deadheading or pinching back and it tolerates extreme heat and humidity. The leaves are glossy green and the flowers always look healthy throughout the entire summer.
I can actually use the same can of RUST-OLEUM to paint the Terra Poly plastic window box as well. I had used it on a terra-cotta pot last month with great results. It can be used on almost any surface.