With the arrival of spring, out comes the gardening gloves and shovels, the rake and broom, the pressure washer, and yes… the spray paint!
We finally had some days without rain last week and I pretty much emptied my whole front porch onto the driveway and got to refreshing it all with some spray paint. :) I bought this red garden stool at Lowe’s last year and loved it on my porch. BUT in one year of use it had faded horribly to a dull pastey orange. Except for the small circle on the top that was covered with a plant or lantern – lol!
After a few minutes and a coat or two of spray paint, it was back to the original red beauty!
These black metal plant stands were looking faded and old too. Along with the tan planters that sit on them.
Now they are looking brand new again! Yes, you can spray paint plastic – many spray paints will say they can be used on plastic and even if they don’t say it on the can, most spray paints can be used on plastic effectively. Do LIGHT, even coats to prevent runs.
I picked up this metal table at a yard sale this past fall and it needed a fresh coat of paint with some light rust forming on the bottom and scratches and marks all over the top (sorry, didn’t realize the sun was reflecting and you couldn’t see the top in the before picture).
Refreshed and adorned with a pretty pot of flowers!
This black planter was faded and gray looking too… I just covered up the flowers I had already planted in it and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
So pretty much everything on the front porch except for the bench got a fresh coat of paint and it looks so refreshed and new! Now if the pollen would only end, I could pressure wash one last time and get it completely cleaned up.
I just adore that red garden stool! And all the spring colors. My front porch and door is so much easier and fun to decorate now that my shutters and doors are black.
My porch is ready for spring now!
And check out all these fun new colors Rustoleum just released. I am itching to find something to paint that beautiful coral color and the minty green. I may add those colors to my back deck.
So if things are looking a bit faded outside after the long winter, grab a can of spray paint and get to making them look brand new again!
What is your favorite accent color to use outside?