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Patina Planters

By Make + Haus on Sep 07, 2012


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I love the mixed metal and mercury glass trend in houswares right now. It gives a vintage patina to the object, no matter how modern it is. For this week's DIY I set out to make some containers that could be used for houseplants, herbs or as a rustic vase. Happy Weekend! Tutorial below.

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Gather your materials:

Quart or Gallon sized unused paint can(s)
Hammer
Nail or drill bit (for dimpling)
Gold spray paint
Duct tape
 

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Hammer and or/dimple the can by striking it to achieve desired shape.  Spray paint and allow to dry.

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Press duct tape onto the can pulling back gently to release some of the paint.  Brushing any jagged paint until the surface is completely smooth and desired patina is achieved.

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Time to plant!  Drill a hole in the bottom if your plants require drainage.  If using as a vase, it might be a good idea to spray a matte coat of sealer to keep the paint intact.

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