My mom used to make ceramics when I was growing up, she made this canister set back in 1979.

Sheesh.. did I just date myself? Ha ha!

Anyways this is the only piece that has survived. I found stuck in the basement covered in dust doing some clean out!

It was going in the trash but hey, I can give it a makeover! I wanted a planter to transfer some mason jar plants I have that needed more room to grow.

Can you tell this sucker is from the 70’s?! Funny what was ‘in’ back then.

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canister planter makeover

Some trusty ole spray paint turned this out dated canister into a cute planter!

Spray paint fixes everything, eh?

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planter make over with spray paint

I used Valspars aqua spray paint. My favorite aqua spray paint, its the perfect aqua shade!

I also gave it an aged look with some Minwax stain. Just rubbed with a rag and rubbed/buffed the wax. Don’t do it too hard or let a lot of stain sit in one place long, it can start to eat at the paint.

Those chips blended pretty well and you barley notice them. I suppose I could of use some filler and sanded it out but, I like some character.

I love it, I think it makes cute planter pot! And hey, it was free and carries along in the family!

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planter make over with spray paint


Of course I had to do a mason jar planter too! Ha ha.

There was a small piece of the plant that was new growth so it fit perfectly in a mason jar.

And sure enough its aqua! Can you tell I love me some aqua? I used one of my vintage Ball jars, I love the vintage ones!

mason jar planter

Have you turned an old thrifty find into a planter? I have a free printable print of the above jar in this post if you like.

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