Friday, May 2, 2014

Quick & Easy Plastic Urns Updated

Recently a neighbor was redoing their landscaping and graciously gave away their boxwood shrubs. I had been wanting to find some larger boxwoods but was having no luck so I was excited to be the first to claim them. I had plans for them by our pool and out front.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Plastic Urns Painted Using Mineral/Chalk Based Paint
After picking them up I ran straight to Lowes and purchased two plastic urns. They were about $12 a piece I believe.The black was too harsh for by the pool so I brought out my trusty paints.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Plastic Urns Painted Using Mineral/Chalk Based Paint
I used mineral/chalk based paints in two different lighter colors and just layered them on the urns. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- Plastic Urns Painted Using Mineral/Chalk Based Paint
Next up all I did was wet a paper towel a little and started rubbing the paint off till you get the patina you are going for. That is what took the longest but over all it was a fairly quick project. I recommend that you do not do this project on a windy day when a storm is rolling in!;)
From My Front Porch To Yours- Plastic Urns Painted Using Mineral/Chalk Based Paint
 It is just that simple! I completed this project last month and wanted to wait to see how well the urns held up with the weather before I shared. You want to make sure to leave your urns in a dry place for a few days so the paint can cure. It started raining when I was doing mine and well  the paint came right off in areas and I had to repaint a few spots.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Plastic Urns Painted Using Mineral/Chalk Based Paint
Here is a pic form this week and as you can see the paint has staid on just nicely. I did not seal it or anything. I just let it cure a few days before placing out by the pool.

So there ya have it, a inexpensive,quick and easy project that adds a little wow factor where you need it.

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18 comments:

  1. Your urn came out beautiful! Great job! ;)

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  2. WOW! The posts look so good, and don't you just LOVE boxwoods. I do too! Happy Friday.

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  3. Beautiful and how nice of your neighbor to give you the boxwoods....I have used chalk paint on my outdoor urns and they have held up nicely!...have a great weekend Pamela!!!

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  4. I too went shopping for established boxwood to replace pen my dog killed. I found some... bunt the price !! Eeeeekkkk!!
    Luv your urn .

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  5. Your urn looks soo pretty. Love the make over.

    Hugs from here

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  6. They turned out perfect - look like old aged cement urns - just perfect!

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  7. I love boxwoods & your idea of painting the urns is fantastic! I always consider buying them, but then hate the colors they come in. I had no clue I could paint them!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  8. I have painted plastic urns before, but never in the manner you suggest...what a great result! Mine just come out with a flat color (spray paint!), but yours have real character and look fab! My pool is still covered and it's so cold outside...yours looks dreamy!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous idea Pamela! I was getting ready to donate some black urns and pots that I purchased a few years ago and have been sitting empty on the side of my house because I didn't like the way they looked. I liked the price, but not the plastic. I never thought of painting them, I can't wait to try this!!!

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  12. These urns are really nice ,also what i like the most is the color.Its really nice and pleasant.


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