Friday, July 6, 2012

Faux Brick Planters



I hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday!  I'm on vacation visiting family, but I wanted to share a project I just recently completed.  I was asked to paint 2 planters.  She wanted the Fresco old world brick look which wasn't a problem,






But while in transit one planter was almost demolished (no fault of mine).





She felt the planter was completely destroyed, but I decided to give it a shot fixing it, besides I couldn't mess it up any worse than what it was already ;-)  Thankfully all of the pieces had been saved, so with the help of some caulking & kwik seal I was able to piece it together....






















Sorry, not many pictures, but this is the finish product.





















If you're wondering why these planters are in my front room, it's because I didn't have enough space in my work room utility room which is where I do all of my painting.  Thankfuly there weren't any paint splatters!






Have fun and don't forget to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

20 comments:

Revi said...

Nice save! :) Heroic, really.
-Revi

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love this! great job

Amy - while wearing heels said...

You definitely achieved old world charm with those planters. I love that you saved the one pot...I am sure someone else would have given up hope but you saved it. Another great transformation!

JoKnows said...

They look fantastic! Great work as usual! Have a wonderful vacation Sherry!

NanaDiana said...

Wow- GREAT job-You'd never know one was broken!!! You did a terrific "fix" there- xo Diana

Rhissanna said...

Wow, Sherry, that paint finish is amazing. It has the the texture and colour of bricks.The planter almost looks like a little brick chimney! And such a save! You are a very talented woman!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

another amazing Sherry project!

Natalie said...

Sherry these are just amazing. You are so creative - I gave you a shout out on my FB page xxx Nat

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ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

Another great job as usual! You are definitely one talented crafter! Great save on the broken pot, I'm betting that it probably looks better now than it did before the break! : ).. I'm definitely pinning this one.

Brooke said...

You did an amazing job Sherry; these look so good! And way to go with fixing the broken one. Fabulous job as usual!

Highland Monkey's said...

Wow, just wow!! I bet your friend was delighted and you saved the broken one, brilliant.

Highland Monkey's said...

Wow, just wow!! I bet your friend was delighted and you saved the broken one, brilliant.

Brandi said...

You did great fixing the broken planter. I can't even tell that it was ever damaged with the treatment you gave it. Well done, Sherry!

~ Liz ~ said...

Way to go, Sherry! Love how you didn't let a little catastrophe stop you!
Liz

huda said...

amazing ones

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Hip Brown said...

Love it much, much, much more now... Well done!!! So happy you did not just throw it away ;-). Its a gem!

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Wow what a great job fixing it. I thought you were going to create something within the broken space to make it work. You went way beyond, as usual, and its awesome. By the way, you've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award; details on my blog post. Hope you make it over to party at Frugal Treasures Tuesday party starting tomorrow at 7pm.
Barbe

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

So gorgeous!! Love how you were able to fix the broken one...genius! I often paint in my living room...thank goodness for drop clothes and tile flooring. :-)

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! Your planters are fantastic!!!

Dee

One More Time said...

This is way over the top!!! Wow! Love it! Would love if you would share it at my linky party! www.onemoretimeevents.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there!
Tammy