Another Painted Pot

lindasewandsew(So Cal 9)May 23, 2009

Found this hose pot at TS last week for $7 and of course, had to paint it, lol. I don't care to have one more way to tie my hose in knots, so it's planted. Linda

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Purplemoon

That turned out so pretty! Looks great planted. You're tempting me to dump my hose out of mine, LOL.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 12:53AM
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luna_llena_feliz

Love the design on that! It looks beautiful with the succulents. TFS!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 1:11AM
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jitterbug4756(zone 8)

That looks WONDERFUL... Love the way you came back w/ the black to highlight the texture of it... it's just soooo succulent..LOL....Judy

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 2:16AM
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cait1

GAWJUS!!!!! The succs look great with that color - makes 'em POP!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 4:46AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Looks wonderful with the succulents.
kathy

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 5:30AM
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katishooked(6)

Love the red with distressed black. Hmmm $7, seen ones like these in stores for $25,$30. Great job.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 7:24AM
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leveta(6)

Beautiful!!!!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 9:19AM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

AHHHHHH-CHAAAAA-CHAAAAA RED. My favorite color!!!!! Beautiful.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 11:35AM
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jeannespines

Another beauty! Love it! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 11:49AM
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cindee11461(z9CA)

That works perfect with your succulent collection! Great re do on the pot!!!!

CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 1:27PM
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laney-bug

now that is what I call a great redo. And those are my
favorite plants.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 1:32PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

what a great looking pot!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 2:14PM
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laurastheme(8)

What a great job you did on this. What did you use to paint the highlights? I seem to get some of the accent paint into the crevices, which I don't want to so.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 7:30PM
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easystitches(z8 Or)

Awesome!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 10:24PM
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lindasewandsew(So Cal 9)

Thank you all for the nice comments. I wire brush these pots. This one was already painted white, and I went over it with Exterior primer (Zinsser brand-available at any hardware store). I brush, roll or smush the exterior red latex paint all over it, whatever gets it into all the grooves. The paint dries quickly, but I wait a few hours to be sure. I use a pretty dry brush, and lightly go over it with a dark blue exterior paint, just to hit the high spots to make the pattern show. If it's brushed on in light coats, the blue shows up better. If you hit the low spots and don't like how it looks, just go over them again with the red, (or any color).

The inside was sprayed with a can of rubberized car undercoating from the auto parts store, so the water doesn't soak through and lift the outside paint. I think there's a product to coat the inside of pots, but this stuff is very quick and there's no cleanup (unless you get it all over yourself, lol). Wait about a day to plant in it.

It's best to not let these pots sit in water because the paint may come off. I put them on a tile, brick, stove burner grate or anything to keep them from staying wet. Linda

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 11:44PM
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sunnyca_gw

OOlala, another beautiful addition to Linda's garden!! Going to have to get a can of red paint as that makes the plants look great!!! Eye popping project!! I knew those hose things were good for something, I passed on 1 a few weeks ago. Big mistake!! I want 1 now!! Jan

    Bookmark   May 24, 2009 at 12:07AM
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dollladie(5 Indiana)

Gorgeous!!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 10:00AM
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katie_in(zone 5b IN)

I love it!!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2010 at 4:34PM
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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

What a beaut! Very nicely done!
See, there is a lot more we can do with our old pots (or hose pots lol) than I thought!

Nice!
Cathy

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 12:17PM
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coppertop367

That is beautiful!! the red really makes the plants POP!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 7:37AM
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crazyone

this is stunning but so much is your succulent plantings .. wonderful job.. excellent color choice

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 12:03PM
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spedigrees z4VT

Really pretty. Red's my favorite color too, and I like the way the color ties in with the red leaves of two of the succulents. Thanks for the directions of how you did it. I wouldn't have thought of coating the interior to waterproof it.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 12:53PM
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