[This is a sponsored post with Chalkworthy. They have compensated me for my time – however, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you SO much Chalkworthy!]
If you are cool and follow me on Instagram, you would have seen this picture:
If you are not, well, there ya go 🙂 My forever loved Ikea planters were taking a wild beating since we purchased them last year. The weather, the neglect, the hours in the sun without being tended too left them aching for some tending loving care.
I introduced you all to Chalkworthy a few weeks back, once my paint choices arrived in the mail I was like a giddy school kid ready to get each project I had in mind started. These planters HAD to be first! Our beautiful front porch was left with two sad accents of planters, that for some reason were always ignored. Until, this week.
I sat in the driveway with a straight edge razor and just went to town on these planters. Some of the coating came off like a smooth peel back of nail polish, other spots took some serious scraping to get everything off.
Once they were all clear, I was left with beautiful clean slates to work my Chalkworthy magic on!
I chose two colors to work with for these planters. Cast Iron + Dusty Miller. Both opposites that would not only make each other stand out well, but compliment the blue + black tones we have throughout our front porch. I did a full two coats of Cast Iron, the deep gray/black over the entire outside and inside of the planters …
If you have read this blog over the past few years, you know that I like to paint (ALOT). I will re-finish furniture, paint walls over and over again until they are just right. Working with Chalkworthy Paint was what I’d like to call, painters heaven. Smooth, luxurious application. A gorgeous finish resulting in astounding results.
The next step was adding a bit of spunk to these otherwise bland planters. I free-handed (all bloggers/diyers gasp out loud) Yes, free-handed a simple line and painted the bottom half of the pot in dusty miller. I know, no frog tape to create a crisp line? Get over yourself planters, I wanted them to look a bit more modern but not so rigid my plants would feel intimidated by them.
Are you ready to see the transformation?!
(drum roll please…)
Our front porch right before the bell of the ball showed up.
And when the prettiest planters in the room made their debut…
I know, right?!
I may be a bit biased, but these planters turned out better than I could have hoped for.
The clear wax used after your color applications gives the piece a nice shine, without looking over done, which I LOVE.
This pineapple rug was the black/blue inspiration behind it all.
Isn’t it amazing what just a minutes of painting, and a bit of time to dry can do??
I am completely smitten by Chalkworthy and what it has done for me. If they were hiring for a commercial, I would go full-fledge infomercial on them. I would be on your t.v. in the wee hours of the morning showing you how I painted every single item in my house, including my pets nails. (totally kidding, relax.)
Now get to it lovers, there are sure to be a few pieces in your house that can use a fresh start!