This colour-blocked geometric painted planter challenge simply may be the only DIY you’ll ever do. Which makes it all of the extra engaging, proper?
Do you’ve got a potted houseplant that appears just a little, nicely, unhappy and uninteresting? I observed simply such a terracotta pot in my entryway at the moment and determined that there actually was no purpose it needed to be bleak. A fast DIY paint job was so as. Typically the only tasks, those that take 10 minutes flat together with cleanup, are simply the factor that a area wants. That is a type of occasions.
DIY Degree: Newbie
- painter’s tape
Here’s a snapshot of the entryway. The stability was off slightly, and I felt just like the little potted plant was a pleasure-eater.
Nothing going for it, actually. The pot measurement is all proper, and the plant itself is starting to place out some leaves, however the dingy planter simply didn’t match the area.
Pull out your painter’s tape (I like to recommend Scotch blue tape with edge lock) and stick it to the pot in no matter geometric form you’re after. I did an asymmetrical triangle.
In case your pot has a lip or any variation within the sides, you may need to contemplate adjusting the format of the tape. I needed the triangle’s edge to look straight whatever the lip, so I adjusted the angle of the tape (truly used two separate items) proper on the lip. Seal the paint-aspect edges of the tape together with your fingertips.
Utilizing no matter paint you might have on-hand (I like to recommend exterior paint in case you’ve received it, if there’s an opportunity that this pot may be making its means outdoors when the season permits), brush the paint onto the taped-off part. Go from one piece of tape to the opposite in a single brush stroke in order to attenuate additional strains within the paint.
When working with geometric shapes, crisp edges and corners are important to tug off the clear, trendy look. Take note of the corners, and ensure your paint covers your complete nook (wrap the paint towards the underside of the planter, if mandatory, to perform this).
When edges and corners are absolutely painted, peel off your painter’s tape whereas the paint continues to be moist. Watch out to not get paint smudged anyplace else on the pot.
Just a bit facelift, however it appears good! Let paint dry completely.
It’s a delicate change, however I really feel just like the entryway-in-progress already feels lighter and brighter.
I truly love the juxtaposition between a recent coat of paint and the aged-wanting terracotta. The distinction is gorgeous and fascinating.