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Pots

Posted by bookjunky4life 5 Central IL (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 27, 12 at 10:20

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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Those turned out really well! Look like brand new!


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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.


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


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A satin finish spray paint designed to bond with plastic.


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


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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.


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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.


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Looks great!


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


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great rescue


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