Concrete isn’t just for driveways and patios any more.
Have you noticed? Years ago, you’d find all kinds of garden statues made of concrete, but when concrete moved inside to countertops and table tops, suddenly it started showing up all through the house! I’ve seen bowls, planters, candle holders and lots of pretty design elements all made from that simple mixture of gravel, sand, cement and water!
I’ve been wanting to try painting something concrete and found a plain concrete planter at Target sooo…
I grabbed my Patio Paint from Decoart because it’s perfect for a surface like concrete. (It also works great on Terra cotta, wood, masonry, stucco, stone, ceramic, aluminum and Styrofoam!)
To add a little interest I used this FUN Americana Stencil!
And I picked Blue Bahama …it’s a beautiful teal. The stencil is a dream, I wrapped it around the planter and dabbed a little color on and in no time it was done!
Because I can’t leave well enough alone and because I love things to look a little worn, rustic and chippy…I lightly sanded over the entire piece.
In the end I thought this little piece was begging for a touch of whimsy, what better to add whimsy than twigs and Washi Tape!?
This sweet planter took less than 15 minutes to make, wouldn’t it make a great gift!? Maybe a 1st day of school gift for your child’s new teacher!?
Have you ever painted concrete!? If so, was it a planter or something else!?
This post is part of my Year of Reckless Crafting
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