Spray painted planter | How About Orange

January 06, 2014

Spray painted planter


Over the holiday break I traveled a bunch— first to Alabama and then to Minnesota for Christmas with my family on the farm. One day involved making Christmas ornaments with my little niece. We sold our products at an ornament stand in the living room. She set the price at 2 pennies each and we split the profits. I took my nine cents and went thrift-store shopping when I got home. Fortunately I had a little extra cash in my bank account, which enabled me to buy a dresser on Craigslist which I plan to paint for the dining room, and a couple of vases for the parlor mantel.


I loved the shape of this mid-century planter (maybe McCoy?), and the green-gold color was kind of cool, but I decided it should be pink to match the parlor chairs. I spray painted it with Krylon ColorMaster Mambo Pink Gloss, and now it's quite happy looking.

I stuffed a plastic bag inside the pot to shield the interior and taped the opening to the rim with blue painter's tape to get a clean line. A cardboard box made a good spray booth in the basement; I painted near the outside door which was open for ventilation. The key when spray painting is to apply lots of thin, light coats, and you'll get a lovely result.


17 comments:

annie dee said...

Love the new color and the slick shiny result! Perfect!

Grandma G said...

Courtney would be pleased with what you did with your profits! :)

Mum

Denise said...

So glad you're back, Jessica. I've missed your posts. Happy New Year! Love the shiny pink pot.

heather said...

That is a gorgeous color! And you painted it so perfectly! Mine would look like a drippy mess :)

Diahn Ott said...

That looks fantastic! Love the pink on that great shape!

Anonymous said...

Love the design of the pot. The pink looks great!

Sarah @ *Tadaam ! said...

Great idea ! I don't know if I would have been capable of seeing all the potential of this vase. Nice !

JoKnows said...

It looks so pretty! I love it! :)

Jo
http://www.womaninreallife.com/

jintyoo7 said...

What a transformation :)

Ornament Stand? - sounds like a lot of fun!

Lynn said...

Awesome job on the planter. makes me want to go find one at Goodwill!

Jessica Jones said...

Thanks, guys! And happy new year! I eased back into my regular graphic design work last week but didn't pick up the blog again until this week. Hope you all had a great holiday!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell us more about the artwork in that photo, it is really bright and cheery!

Jessica Jones said...

It's "Central Park West, 2011," a print by Peter Graham from art.com.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this! How fun and what a transformation!

Estela said...

WOW! looks great!!

Mytutorlist.com said...

Oooh, I love it. It's a huge improvement and so perfect with your decor!

Renee said...

Looks gorgeous in pink. I should try this with the textured Japanese mugs I found in a local thrift shop.

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