This weather recently had been glorious and yet despite this my garden has been looking just so neglected. the grass is dry and there are big bare patches, I have been so busy I haven’t planted up any pots and I never got round to planting sweetpeas which are usually my pride and joy in the summer. Sucha shame. It is looking shabby.
I had a little time over the weekend and I decided to do something about it.
School trips and proms are taking all my pennies at the moment so I decided upcycling was the way forward. I have the brilliant Harris Brushes Upcycling Kit to review so I thought I would put it to use.
I decided to upcycle some old and actually really dirty and dingy terracotta pots that were lurking, abandoned and disused behind our shed.
Would you like to see how I got on?
Here are the steps towards the pot upcycling
- Wash in warm water (no soap)
- Leave out to dry where possible
- Spray with sealant to make waterprooof..do several coats and leave to dry between coats
- Pain with a primer of white opaque paint – leave to dry
- Paint with waterproof garden paints, use as many coats as required and leave to dry between coats
Ther is a bit of waiting between coats and drying but it is a simple task and a perfect one for a sunny day.
It was also really relaxing and my daughter ( who helped me with the project) and I really enjoyed chilling together, painting in the garden.
The Harris Upcycling kit came with brushes, sanding blocks and a protective sheet. Really useful! Harris Brushes are currently celebrating their 90th year in business – wow! Their brushes come with a lifetime guarantee which is awesome and means you can enjoy a professional finish and better performance for generations to come. I find cheap brushes beyond frustrating and they can easily ruin projects with straggly lines and errant hair! This kit is just perfect for this kind of job and a pleasure to use. It can be bought from Amazon
The kit includes 25mm round, 1″ and 2″ flat brushes for all areas. There is a long handled brush for greater reach and short handled brushes for restricted areas. I know I will use it on lots of future projects.
What do you think of the finished pots?
I am so happy with them.
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