I started with an old plastic planter with a removable bottom tray.
It was certainly in need of some TLC. This photo was taken after I washed it off. With a little spray paint, I soon had this:
I chose my colors for my planter using a striped pillow I had just purchased for my porch makeover as inspiration. To start, I taped off the top rim. I'm not a good painter so I had to do this. I still had some overspray but since I was using black in the middle I didn't worry too much about it. If I were using a color that wouldn't cover, I would have taped further down. I painted the top rim with Krylon Fusion for plastics in Sunbeam (gloss). I painted the inside of the rim as well since this might show.
Once the yellow dried, I taped over the rim and painted the rest of it with Krylon Fusion gloss black. I painted the bottom piece with Krylon Fusion in patriotic blue.
Once it was all dried, I filled it with some potting mix, purple grass, sweet potato vine, and vinca.
While I had the spray paint out, I transformed this old green pot into an amazing blue one with Patriotic blue.
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