Friday, May 20, 2011

Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter (Part 1)

Pin It Happy Sunny Day Everyone,
I am so looking forward to a sunny weekend. I have been planning on building a Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter for a few weeks now. I know its still rainy but I got started painting my pots any way.
I know there bright but They will fade fast and calm down when there stacked and full of strawberry plants.
I was giving these pots one winter after a Nursery Trade Show had ended. The booth beside mine was a wholesaler for plastic pots. This stack of pots was just for his display at the show so when the show was over he gave them to me. I always thought I should make a strawberry planter out of them. So this is the year I'm doing it!
Of course I didn't like the color. I do like the color of real clay pots, but I don't care for the look of clay plastic pots. Besides I wanted my Topsy Turvy Planter to be bright & fun. I started out with a thin coat of Plastic Primmer.
Then I went right in to another coat of color :) Raspberry & Pumpkin :) Woo Hoo !!! I just want to say this was the first time I have used the new spray cans from Krylon Paints. I'm impressed the lid came off easy, the trigger pushes down very easy and it sprays like it is coming out of a spray gun not a spray can. Good Job Krylon with your new spray paint.
This was my idea; use this spray paint left over from Carnations in a bottle Just spray paint right over the stencils. Keep in mind I usually hand paint on all my stuff, this was a first for me.
This method worked out fairly well for me but I sure could of used another pair of hands. (Where is Jeanne when ya need her?) It was much harder then I thought it would be. I'm really glad I have the "always wear rubber gloves when spray painting rule" my gloves were covered in paint!
All in all I like the way they turned out, I may add a few more designs to the pots after I stack them. I will know more about what part of the pot will be showing then. The next time I post I will be showing you how to stack these pots to Topsy Turvy. So keep checking back daily. I don't know if Jeanne is going to post this week end or not she has 5 cakes to do all in a couple of days. Maybe she will take time to show you pictures of her cakes.
Talk to you soon; Rosemary
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  1. I'm your newest follower. Love all your projects.

  2. This was so very CLEVER! I don't have anything to make it for- but I couldn't help but file it away as an awesome idea!