Painted Chiminea Planter
Have you embraced Radiant Orchid yet? It’s Pantone’s Color of the Year and this month’s Lowe’s project is about incorporating it in our decor. For a chica like me, it was easy. I use a BRIGHT color palette all year round. This color is a pinkish-purple. It reminds me of the color, Rosa Mexicana. Juicy and vibrant!
As far as incorporating this color in my house, um, my kitchen has been this color for years. So I thought about taking Radiant Orchid outside to our front patio! We had an old chiminea gathering dust…
I remember when we bought it – we thought we’d all be hovered around it warming our hands on a cold Arizona winter’s night. But we forgot one little thing – the winter season lasts about as long as my favorite red glitter during the holidays. Blink and you miss it! So this poor thing has been crying and pouting in the corner. Patrick swooped it up and went to town transforming it into a beautiful planter!
To make this, you will need:
1 terra cotta saucer, about 15-20″ inches in diameter
Paint brushes, assorted other colors of paint
Flowers and soil
Go ahead and paint the base and saucer with Radiant Orchid, let dry.
Use a pencil or chalk to sketch the outlines for your detail work. Take it one section at a time. If you don’t feel confident, use tracing paper! Add vines of leaves, and a little hummingbird. Search online for reference photos.
I know, Patrick makes it look so easy!
Don’t forget to add detail around the edges too!
Once you’re done painting all the detail, add a two coats of waterproof sealer and let dry. Then fill the inside of the chiminea with soil, and add the flowers. Some of the flowers won’t last a long time, other will. If you want a longterm plant, go with succulents or cacti. You can even skip plants and add some chunky candles (use safety precautions)!
I love it!!!
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This post was brought to you by the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network! I’m now a Creative Influencers team member – that means you’ll see original Crafty Chica Lowes-themed projects like this on my blog every month! Visit the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blog to see all the projects from the other bloggers! As a part of the LCI Network, I received Lowe’s gift cards to pay for these projects.
Kathy Cano-Murillo is an Author and artist, founder of CraftyChica.com.
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