My most recent oops purchase was a gallon of Behr (which is GREAT paint) in a sooo pretty shade of green. Since it is oops, they don't mark it with a name or mixture, so I'm callin it Cottage Green. And, just guess what it cost??? Only $7.00/gallon. So that makes it eeeeven prettier.
Oh, and before I show you my pics, let me give you ANOTHER tip. Don't leave your camera OUT IN THE RAIN. Is there a pattern starting to develop here? Check out this project that was also LEFT OUT IN THE RAIN. I salvaged that project, but I'm not so sure about my camera. This is why people like me can't have expensive toys. I've washed one phone with a load of clothes and dropped yet another in, yes, the toilet!!! And, now, I leave my camera out to be rained on??
Sooo, all that to say, my pics are not the best in the world. But, after the camera sets in the rice bowl for another few days, maybe pics will improve. 8-) And, that really does work. At least it did for one of the phones. I took it apart and then put all the parts down into a bowl of rice......left it for several days, and IT WORKED.
For directions on painting this sweet little chair/flower pot............
This is how it looked BEFORE
The only prep work the chair needed was a little brushing off............it was NASTY.
Then, just brush the paint on. The Behr paint is soooo thick, it only needed ONE coat. Can you believe it?
After the paint has dried for a couple hours, I used Minwax Dark Walnut stain. All you do is brush it on, and wipe it off..........leaving some of the stain in the detail (those little cracks and crevices).
The stain usually takes one to two days to dry completely, depending upon the humidity. Now, just add a flower pot, or maybe staple landscape cloth, chicken wire, burlap or plastic mesh into the bottom to make the chair into a planter. Add plants, and WA LA. .........gorgeous planter.
Of course I just added this artificial ivy for the photo, but I can just see bright cheery petunias trailing over the side or maybe a fern. Your choice.
So, what cha think? I'd like to keep this one for myself, but off to the shop she went.
Here are some links to other chair turned planter projects:
Ya'll come back soon. 8-)
Linking to these parties: