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Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to "WOW" a cement planter

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wanted to share a small little project on how to stain a cement planter. So simple, easy, and inexpensive!

I bought this great looking cement planter at Lowe's several weeks ago, and wasn't for sure if I wanted to keep it looking "Au Natural" or stain it. I lived with it for a week, and decided it needed something. 



Off to Lowe's I went and logically thinking, I was going to go with a cement stain, but soon found out it was only available in a gallon. As the Donger would say, "NO WAY JOSE"!

A light bulb went off, and I remembered I had some wood stain leftover from another project in my garage. I used a small can of the MINIWAX Dark Walnut wood stain, and used a paintbrush to apply it. I didn't over apply, and basically just dabbed it on allover. What an inexpensive way to change the look of natural cement completely.  For small projects like this, I would highly recommend trying wood stain. It WILL work, so go for it!!

Now we've got a beautiful, SUPER heavy planter that's not going anywhere for awhile. After all was said and done, I went to water the palm, and a lovely stream of water came flowing out the base. Didn't think that part through. That's my next project:) Always a project!!


  1. this looks great! I love how it looks textured and aged, rather than like it has a fresh coat of paint :)
    great work!

  2. Thanks Ash! That's exactly what it did. The stain went heavy in some spots and lighter in others. Gave it a nice aged looked! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is great, as well as the content!



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