Plastic Flower Pot revamp …

01/03/2015 § 11 Comments

I know – you hate them too – large plastic planters in orange or green tones.  I needed some very large pots and took a jaunt off to a wonderful nursery near Stockbridge the other day.  There they have an amazing array of planters but the ones I wanted were stone and cost way, way over my budget.  Later that day I took a trip to our local household recycling centre and was amazed to find a whole stack of 5 pots which were just the right size but unfortunately all plastic!  After a swift negotiation though, they came home with me – all for well under a tenner!

BEFORE …

there were 2 of these

there were 2 of these

and two of these

and two of these

and one of these enormous ones

and one of these enormous ones

I had an audience whilst I prepared my paints – yes, I decided to paint them and see what I could achieve …

Fluff - my very tame garden robin.  There are 2 of them and Fluff has fluffy wings!

Fluff – my very tame garden robin. There are 2 of them and Fluff has fluffy wings!

"What are you up to?"

“What are you up to?”

Not just any paint - chalk paints - a cheaper option than the famous one, from Homebase

Not just any paint – chalk paints, a cheaper option than the famous one – from Homebase

After …

it took under an hour to coat them all in 'Cocoa'

it took under an hour to coat them all in ‘Cocoa’ and on the bottom left is a finished one – stone effect

next to an original zinc tub, it looks good with the old lead horse that came with me years ago from Wales

next to an original zinc tub, it looks good with the old lead horse that came with me years ago from Wales

what do you think?

what do you think?

Belle thought she'd get in on the act

Belle thought she’d get in on the act

and Flora wasn't very interested

and Flora wasn’t very interested

Latest news … Fluff has been chased off the window feeder by Mrs Blackbird who is stocking up for night-time.  She just loves mealworms!  The tiny tomtits are really noisy and land on the feeder with such a wallop – as though they have their wellies on!  I have an amazing number of birds visiting the kitchen feeders – long tailed tits the other day.  It was such a treat to see their beautiful blush colours.

What have you been up to this weekend?

Adaliza x

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