I had the wonderful opportunity to share this cool backyard project over at Applestone Drive earlier this week. I thought I would share it here as well just in case you missed it.
If you are like me, you might be starting to get out in the yard and do a little work. Not that I really do a whole lot because I wasn’t blessed with a green thumb and our flower budget isn’t all that big. But I still like to add a few pops of color where I can.
This is what our back
yard deck has looked like in years past. It’s not that bad, but definitely room for a little improvement. This year, I decided to start things off in the color department by spray painting some of our existing planters.
Most of them are plastic and fairly plain. They serve their purpose fine but really aren’t all that attractive. I did a little research and found that some spray paints work on plastic.
After a trip to Lowe’s, I decided to go with Valspar’s spray paint which says on the can that it works on most plastics.
I chose orange and blue since I already had such pretty greens in my plants and patio cushions. Before painting, I lined all the pots up and sprayed them off with the water hose to get them good and clean. Then I used plastic shopping bags to protect the plants from the spray paint.
Next, I spread out garbage bags to protect my deck from turning orange and blue and applied the first light coat of paint. Spray paint works best if you apply in several thin and even coats.
after coat… I sprayed until each planter was fully covered.
I just love the added touch of color the planters give the space now.
It makes me so happy to look out our living room windows and see this. Don’t be afraid of using bold colors. Nature is full of them, and they all work well together. I am leaning towards painting the rest of my planters now! For under $10, I was able to update the look of our planters in our backyard.
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They’re so bright and cheerful and pretty!! Love them. 🙂
Thank you! I have really enjoyed looking out the window at them this week. They are so cheerful against the dark deck.
Great pops of color for your deck! It looks good! 🙂
I love the way those bright colors transformed your pots. I was surprised that you sprayed them with the plants still inside, but I love how you protected them. What a great idea!
Thanks! I have to give all the credit for the plastic bag idea to my husband. It worked great.
I love color – what fun! And great idea to cover the plants with a plastic bag (I probably would have removed the plants and made a mess)!
Thanks Kelly. I wouldn’t have thought of the plastic bag idea either. My husband suggested it… Thankfully he is more of a perfectionist than I am.
The pop of color makes a huge difference! What a great space!
Thanks! It feels like a huge extension of our living room… especially since the only thing that stands between the two is an eight foot sliding glass door.
These look so good!! You’re right about being bold…so colorful!
Thank you! I look forward to adding some blooming flowers back there with pinks and purples in them.
The pops of color look great! Very cheery 🙂
Don’t be afraid to use bold colors is right!! What a great little upgrade. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to our party!!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
I just adore those pops of color from the planters. So fun and festive …
… and so happy you linked up at our party!
the colors are AMAZING!!! bold! bright! beautiful! an awesome job! enjoy!!!!! thanks for linking up with us! : )
Thank you! They have really been a joy to look at.
So glad you linked this to our party – and thank your hubs for that fabulous plastic bag idea – genius!!
Glad to see you partying with us again! This is such a simple idea – but one everyone should do! Banish those boring pots and get colorful!
Sorry for linking up twice. I didn’t realize I had linked this one up before until it was too late.
You know I love these!! So great to see them linked up to our party!!
Love the color choices … so happy to see you at our party again!
Thanks for sharing at our Crazy for Color link party!
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