Painted Garden Pots

Restor’d, our stockist in New South Wales, Australia, set us a lovely outdoor project all the way from down under!  Like most people, stockist Shani Smith loves the look of antique garden pots that look like they “have been aging gracefully in European gardens over hundreds of years.”  She wanted to get a similar look in her own garden, but was on a budget.  Using her creativity, Shani transformed simple, budget-friendly plastic pots from a local gardening store to authentic English garden pieces!  You can read more about how she did it on her own blog, and be sure to check out her beautiful store on Facebook here.

She created a base coat for her pots with Country Grey Chalk Paint®.

A mixture of Olive, Florence, and some sand and dirt made for the rustic, worn English country look!

The next step was to add washes of Olive, Primer Red, and Provence in a “drip”-like pattern.

The final before and after! What a great transformation.  Remember, for outdoor pieces, Annie Sloan Soft Wax is not required.


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