Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY Tropical Ombre Pot

We needed some fun pots to go on our balcony, and I wanted them to match our turquoise sun chairs. Some basic pots and spray paint to the rescue!

How to:

* Spray paint the whole thing white, with pot standing the right side up. Let dry.
(I used Valspar The Perfect Finish, Gloss White, about 4 dollars at Lowe's)

* Turn the pots upside down, and start spraying the bottom and the bottom edges with the turquoise: the color will spread a little while spraying, which makes for the ombre-ish effect.
(I used Valspar The Perfect Finish, Gloss Exotic Sea)

I like this spray since it is for both interior and exterior use, so I can have the pots outside.

Tip: If you don't want the color to get on the underside on the edge of the pot (as in mine), you need to protect it with something, like securing some kitchen paper around it to cover it while spraying.

I found the pots at Lowe's, but there are some cheaper ones in IKEA. Those we're a bit too small for these palm trees, though.


  1. Really beautiful idea and blog! lovely! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'm an enthusiastic DIYer from Barcelona, would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?
    Big kisses

    1. Thank you Marta :) I'll have a peek at your blog!