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Debbie Hayes

Easy Chalk Paint® and Stencil Idea for your Garden Pots

Easy Chalk Paint® and Stencil Idea for your Garden Pots | Paint + Pattern

Is your summer heating up like ours here in North Carolina? It’s just like a sauna, often made worse by a five o’clock thunderstorm, so Steve and I retreat to our shaded deck as often as possible. Recently I decided to add some pattern out there, but I had nothing handy to paint, so I took a metal planter from a set on our front porch to reuse.

Chalk Paint and Stenciled DIY Outdoor Patio Garden Planters via Paint + Pattern

I had painted and stenciled these planters using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan more than two years ago. They have weathered thunderstorms, heat, ice, and snow beautifully, so repeating the process was a no-brainer. Just paint and a stencil! Chalk Paint® sticks like glue on metal plus it requires NO topcoat for outdoor use, so this is a quick, very simple project that you can enjoy with the  kids. I remember those years of attempting to entertain our girls all summer long – quite a challenge.

Chalk Paint and Stenciled DIY Outdoor Patio Garden Planters via Paint + Pattern

SUPPLIES:

Chalk Paint and Stenciled DIY Outdoor Patio Garden Planters via Paint + Pattern

STEP ONE

With the Versailles Chalk Paint® brush one coat over the raised areas and use a roller to paint the flat surfaces. Let dry.

Chalk Paint and Stenciled DIY Outdoor Patio Garden Planters via Paint + Pattern

STEP TWO

Place the stencil in random positions and use different colors. I chose this stencil for a couple of reasons: I like the scale and simplicity of the pattern relative to the size of the planter and it doesn’t require any measuring or precision. It’s especially easy to use for children.

Chalk Paint and Stenciled DIY Outdoor Patio Garden Planters via Paint + Pattern

STEP THREE

Using a dry brush, brush some Duck Egg on the top edges of the planter. Lightly sand all over and wipe off the residue. Let dry.

Chalk Paint and Stenciled DIY Outdoor Patio Garden Planters via Paint + Pattern

Chalk Paint and Stenciled DIY Outdoor Patio Garden Planters via Paint + Pattern

Chalk Paint and Stenciled DIY Outdoor Patio Garden Planters via Paint + Pattern

STEP FOUR

Fill with a large plant like this shade-loving Hosta, an evergreen plant or a mass of bright-blooming beauties and enjoy your beautifully patterned patio!

I hope you enjoyed browsing through this DIY as much as I enjoyed creating it.  If you like working with chalk paint®, be sure to check out my post: DIY Stenciled Metal Artwork. I am sure you will love it!

We are always eager to see your stenciled creations too! Share them with us on Royal Design Studio’s Facebook page or hashtag with #royaldesignstudio on Instagram.

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