After a few summers in the garden, perhaps your planters have seen better days. But you're just a few steps away from cleaning them up and giving them a new look with a little lustre.
Above: planters, Frontier Furniture; ribbon, Michael's; primer/spray paint, Home Depot
- To clean a dirty planter, use a dish scrubber or some steel wool.
- Prime your planter with primer paint.
- Use the spraypaint colour of your choice. Let dry for at least 24 hours.
- If the planter becomes dirty or worn, buff with Turtlewax.
- To keep pests out of your planters, you can create a pest concoction using tomatoes, onions, garlic, cayenne pepper, liquid dish soap, and water. Blend them together in a blender, place in jar, and put at the bottom of planter the before placing the plant.
- If the plant is standing too tall in the planter, use a burlap ribbon as a finishing touch.