Pots

bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)March 27, 2012

I don't know if these are considered junk, but my husband says they were. I rescued these three pots out of the plastic recycle bins where I usually get my wintersowing jugs. The two round pots were a whitish color before and the long rectangular one was a faded terra cotta with green buildup that took lots of scrubbing to get off. I painted them espresso brown over the weekend and am very happy with how they turned out. I figure I probably saved close to $30 bucks by rescuing them and not purchasing new ones. It took two cans of spray paint, which probaby lowers my overall savings to about $20.

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Marlene Kindred

Those turned out really well! Look like brand new!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 2:11PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

Yeah, not a thing wrong with them, not broken or chipped anywhere. I even found a 35 gallon black trash can with lid once! Really happy with how the planters turned out.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 2:43PM
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marquest(z5 PA)

Beautiful. Did you use a plastic paint or regular spray paint?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 4:02PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

A satin finish spray paint designed to bond with plastic.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 4:45PM
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marylee_2010

You did a good job with your planters. They look great.
Marylee

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 5:07PM
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toomuchglass(5)

You Scored !!! I was wondering what you used to paint them with .

I used Krylon Plasticoat for a few pots and they peeled after a short while.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 8:12PM
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marquest(z5 PA)

Thank you. I was at the thrift store and picked up 5 of the same pots for 49 ea, I am going to pick up some paint.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 10:37PM
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jeannespines

Looks great!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 11:06PM
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azcactusflower

They turned out like new! Saved a wad of money. What are you going to put in them?

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 11:53AM
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Crafty Gardener(ON 5b)

great rescue

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 12:37PM
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