Give Terracotta Planters a Makeover with this Cheap Neon Paint Trick

Terracotta pots looking a little dingy? Coveting those cool paint-dipped ones you’ve seen at the pricey home décor stores but can’t bring yourself to shell out $50 a pot? Me neither. This easy paint project gives you that look by building on three big trends—metallic, neon and paint-dipped motifs—to give them a thoroughly modern makeover, for cheap. Happy planting!


Neon & Metallic Planters

You will need

  • Old terraccotta pots
  • Outdoor spray primer
  • Metallic spray paint for outdoors
  • Neon spray paint for outdoors
  • Painter’s tape
  • Plastic trash bag(s)


  • Empty your pot and thoroughly wash with mild soap and water. Let dry.
  • Prime pots; let dry.
  • Tape off edge of area to be covered in silver paint with painter’s tape. Cover that area with a plastic bag and tape down the edges.
  • Spray exposed part with a light coat of neon paint; let dry. Repeat light coats as necessary to get the color you want. Let dry completely (overnight).
  • Tape off the neon area and cover with a plastic bag as above. Spray on the metallic paint in light coats, letting dry in between.
  • Allow to dry completely before replacing plants.

RELATED: Paint Your Furniture in Black Lacquer for Instant Italian Chic

Makeover Your Planters With This Cheap Trick

You know what's awesome? When you're super-excited to meet someone and she turns out to be just as smart and sweet and chic as you hoped she'd be. That's Danai Gurira, whom you might know as Michonne on The Walking Dead! Tune into @abcthechew tomorrow to see us have some fun in the kitchen! #twd #thechew #fanboy

around the web