There is very few times when we opt out of the rusty or patina look when it comes to decorating around The Lafayette House, especially in the garden. Being a Bed & Breakfast, the classic and antique look is kind of our thing.
Unfortunately, these beautiful urns began to spread rust onto our front entrance steps (which we just had replaced) every time it rained. So, to prevent our newly cemented stairs from building up rust, we had to make some moves to adjust.
This fall, we took these rusty urns and quickly transformed them into beautiful golden urns. Learn how you can easily turn your old garden urns into new, rust-free planters with these few easy steps!
What you need:
- Old urn or planter
- Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer Metallic Finish (Metallic Gold)
Step 1 – Clean out the old urn. Remove all dirt and plants and spray down completely with a hose. Let dry.
Step 2 – Once dry, spray paint the urn with the first coat of metallic gold spray paint. Let first coat dry for 1 ½ hours in a safe, dry place.
Step 3 – Spray paint a second coat onto the urn and let dry for 1 ½ hours.
Step 4 – Place in your garden/patio and plant with dirt and your favorite plants.
Gold is perfect for fall, since it works well with deep, rich colors. Specifically, purple mums, tall golden grasses and dark green leafy kale lettuces.
Any other tips to refresh old, garden pots and planters are much appreciated, share in the comments!