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How to Change the Color of Your Flower Pots

How to Change the Color of Your Flower Pots

One is a lonely number.

Especially when the spring/summer plants start fading.

I decided to add some friends.

Don’t you just love the end of season sales at Sam’s!

Of course they weren’t the right color , but never fear.  Spray paint to the rescue!

The flat black needed a little Yard & Garden patina. I diluted it with water, brushed it on and wiped it off.

It almost matches the old pots perfectly…not that I ever want perfect.

Now one is three or two is six.

Lonely no more and how about that owl. He showed up just to cover my address.

Thanks for stopping by!

How to change the color of your flower pots with 2 things! #diy #paint




  1. I hadn’t seen an answer to the question regarding where to find the Yard and Garden paint. I found it at Hobby Lobby. It’s Anita’s Yard and Garden paint. I ordered some on-line.

    I LOVE the pots. I have some concrete drainage pots I’ve been “planning” to do something with. This is the perfect solution!

  2. Love the paint technique on the planters. What material are the planters made of?

  3. This looks great! I love the aged look you accomplished. I saw a planter at the Goodwill store last night, should have grabbed it! I think I will be making a stop back over there…thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Debbie,
    I just found two planters in my studio and thought: What would Debbie do? {That would be you, not Debbie Doo.} Paint, of course! Your planters turned out spectacular — they look aged to (im)perfection!
    Your Friend,

  5. Love your front door! The planters came out great!

  6. They are perfectly imperfect now!!

  7. So sorry to be so late in getting to visit but I’m glad you chose to be a part of Seasonal Sundays this past week and hope you’ll join me again this week.

    – The Tablescaper

  8. I’m impressed! Your pots turned out great.. The outdoor paint is new to me. I’ll check it out. Love the look.

  9. The urns look great. You did such a great job. I am so glad I found your blog.

  10. Wow, I love how your painting turned out on the flower pots. Your grouping looks perfect and the owl is a hoot!
    I’ve never heard of that paint before but I sure like the effect it gave!

  11. One is a lonely number. You did such a great job. It would be wonderful to have you come and join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  12. Oh how beautfiul! Your home looks so inviting!

  13. What a beautifully inviting entrance! Love the way you distressed those urns! Great job! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  14. Fantastic job on your pots! Your plants and porch look great!

  15. I’m envious of your entry by itself! The planted pots are just icing on the cake here! The color you made them turned out beautifully!

  16. Gorgeous! Love that the pots now look rusty, very cool effect.

    What a lovely entry… I feel so ashamed right about now. I have a garden hose and ugly lawn chair at mine… 🙂


  17. Nice additions. Looks much richer now.

  18. BEAUTIFUL entry. So welcoming…I bet you always want to enter through the FRONT door. Your neighbors must enjoy it too!

  19. lovely the way they turned out! Hosting an outdoor decor party today & would love to have you join in as well! oxox, tracie

  20. Your plants are wonderful grouped together and your porch just beautiful. I need to check out Sams!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I participation is appreciated!

  21. Debbie how beautiful lady!! Just love your porch!

  22. Stunning and inviting! I love it.

  23. I love your entrance area, the urns and pots are gorgeous. I’ve never heard of yard & garden, I’ll have to find me some. You did a great transformation!

  24. Wow Wee Zow Wee great job, great inspiration, you are so full of ideas and style love coming here!

  25. These photos are beautiful! And your blog is great too! Thanks for sharing!

  26. You did a GREAT spray job on that planter. I’m not one for perfect matching either. I don’t want things to look as though I bought them all at once!! I love the way you’ve arranged all your goodies.

    And your blog is gorgeous! I’ve signed up to follow you! It’s so beautifully designed.

    Thank you for linking up to Modern Country Style’s Fall In Love link party!


  27. I absolutely love it … I think the owls are my favorite. Beautiful!

  28. Porch pots with beautiful lines really make the porch and yours is simply fabulous! Love the wreath too!
    P.S. Is your cute black & orange wreath going to make a return appearance?

  29. Wow! Your front door looks beautiful…those new pots are fabulous…I hadn’t heard of the Yard and Garden Paint either…gonna have to check into that. Where do you buy that?

    I also love your wreath!

  30. Your urns turned out beautiful. I had not heard of the Yard and Garden Paint.

  31. So, so beautiful Debbie! I love the paint technique you used and they really do look aged now. And, where oh where did you get that welcome mat? I must have one! 🙂

  32. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

  33. What a beautiful entry and YES I do love end of season items from Sam’s. Your paint job looks so much better than what you started with. Thanks for sharing.

  34. What a beautiful porch. It really feels welcoming!

  35. Great job on the urns…they do look vintage now! Love the grouping of plants on your porch. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.

  36. So nice to meet you! The paint job is perfect! Love all those pots. They are a great addition to your beautiful porch!

  37. Linda@Coastal Charm

    I’m so jealous of your large porch…mine is sooooo small:( I’ve done this to a few planters that I have picked up while out thriftin’…thanks for telling me about end of season sales at Sam’s…I was clueless:) They look outstanding on your porch and yes…one is a lonely number.


  38. Gorgeous gorgeous! Love your pots and I have not seen that paint before. Love the finish and the owl is the perfect touch! Link r up!!

  39. So pretty, and I love what you did with the urns! Heading to the nursery now to get some Fall plants. My current planters are looking pretty pathetic! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  40. Looks beautiful. Love the plants. Love your urn and I’m totally in love with you owl.

  41. I love the grouping of plants and urns..look fab!

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