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Rejuvenate Painted Planters For Your Flowers

I am so excited to FINALLY be able to work in my backyard patio area.  We are still having rain but have had some nice days for yard clean up and planting.  When I pulled my flower container pots out of the garage they looked faded, dingy and just down-right terrible!  So, I turned to DecorArt and they really came to the rescue with their Outdoor Living paints.  I am going to show you guys just how easy it is to rejuvenate painted planters and make them look new again.

This outdoor paint gave my pots a new life and my patio a new look and it can do the same for your outdoor space.  

I have gotten together with five of my favorite bloggers to bring you a variety of posts using DecorArt paints.  This is a sponsored post and I was given the paint I used.  All of my opinions are 100% my own and you can read my full disclosure here. 

Keep reading to find out about an amazing paint giveaway too.  You won’t want to miss it.


Pretty painted pots with Outdoor Living Paints. Orange, Yellow and teal pots next to the back door filled with impatients and greenery.


Rejuvenate Painted Planters

We are so excited to be partnering with DecoArt in this amazing Giveaway, where one lucky reader will receive over $100 in DecoArt products!

The prize will consist of:

  • 3 8 oz Jars Of Outdoor Living Paint In Wildflower, Poolside, Succulent
  • 3 16 oz Jars Of Curb Appeal Paint In Colonial Black, Estate Red, Hampton Blue
  • 3 Americana Decor Paint Brushes


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Now it’s time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible. Be sure to visit their blogs linked below to see what projects they have created using DecoArt products!

Giveaway Hosts:

DecoArt Giveaway Bloggers


Michelle from Our Crafty Mom – Outdoor Table From A Wooden Cable Spool | Heather from Daily DIY Life – DIY Rustic Wood Stained Bird House In Patriotic Colors  | Shirley from Intelligent Domestications – How To Decorate A Bird House With Paint | Michelle from Michelle James Designs – Rejuvenate Painted Flower Pots  | Beverly from Across The Boulevard – Patriotic Lawn Decor Sign | Toni from Girl, Just DIY – DIY Garden Signs From Fan Blades

Be sure to sign up to win at the bottom of this post!  

Now, let me show you what I used for these rejuvenated painted flower pots.

Here is a printable supply and tools list with some affiliate links to the products! You can print this out for later.

Rejuvenate Painted Flower Pots

Three large foam painted planters in teal, harvest yellow and sunset orange that sit next to the bag door.

Rejuvenate faded painted flower pots and containers with DecoArt Outdoor Living paint products.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy



  • Paint Brush


  1. Clean the outside of the pots and about 3-4 inches inside the pots for paint
  2. Use the paint brush to add two coats of paint to each pot letting each coat dry before adding the next one
  3. Let dry completely then add your favorite plants and flowers

Getting Started 

These were the faded painted planters I have been using for several years now.  When I took these pics they still had some of the leftover plants from last year.  I know I am supposed to remove the plants before bringing them in for the fall/winter but I am so lazy! I just do it in the spring.  



Some of these are terra cotta pots that I just want to paint for color.  Others are just different and aren’t cohesive.  I have decided they don’t have to be identical painted planters but I want a cohesive, colorful look.  

The buckets that I plant and hang on my fence have been painted with orange, yellow, blue (teal) and green so I wanted the rest of the patio space to have these bursts of color as well. 





When I chose my product from DecoArt I chose the Outdoor Living paints in Picket Fence, Poolside, Succulent, Harvest and Sunset.  They are so bright and pretty and I couldn’t wait to start painting.



DecorArt Outdoor Living Paints

No matter which of the 30 colors you choose, these Outdoor Living paints are made for all sorts of surfaces.  My painted flower containers are a mixture of foam, terra cotta, plastic and ceramic.  They all took the paint well and now are resistant to water, scuffs and fading.  They also work on wood, concrete, masonry and metal and no sealer is required.  And they have a pretty eggshelf finish.  

There are some of these paints included in the prize package so be sure to enter to win.

Easy Painted Planters

As I mentioned before I am lazy.  I want my projects to look good but I want to get there the easiest way I can…on most things.  When it came to the large, foam pots that I keep by my back door I did not want to remove the dirt and clean them up for paint so I cleaned the outside and removed enough dirt to be able to paint the inside about 3 or 4 inches into the pot.  It worked great.  This was the yellow pot after one coat.


A large foam flower pot after one coat of the harvest yellow color. Some of the black is still showing under the paint.


Each pot got two coats.  


The large orange foam painted flower pot after two coats of DecorArt Outdoor Living paint.



Teal painted foam pot and a smaller terra cotta pot. The two coats of paint make them look really nice.


I used a regular paint brush and a foam brush just to compare the two with the paint.  I liked the regular brush best but the foam brushes are inexpensive and can be thrown away if you want.  

When it was all said and done they turned out really nice and now I can see color at every turn in my back yard patio space.


The Final Results Of These Colorful Painted Planters

Here are the finished painted flower pots.  What do you think? You can see my upcycled solar lamp posts in the background.


The three large foam planters by the backdoor with solar lamp posts in the background.



looking down on the three large painted planters by the back door.



Three large foam planters at the backdoor filled with plants with the patio space and fence in the background.



Three large foam flower pots at the backdoor with the radio flyer wagon filled with plants in the background.



The ceramic pot painted succulent green with impatients sitting in a teal metal plant stand.


Even the plastic painted flower pots looked amazing!


Green and orange painted plastic flower pots with a variety of flowers and a large yellow fabric flower that spins in the wind.


These next photos were taken the next day after a big rain.  The ground may look messy from the trees but the painted pots still look amazing!  This is our catio.  The outside space for the indoor cats.  








Catio area of the backyard patio with colorful pots and flower boxes.


I hope you liked this post.  It gives me great joy to walk into my space and see these colorful, rejuvenated painted flower pots.  

Don’t forget to sign up to win the paint package from DecoArt.  It is easy and you could be the lucky winner.  Wouldn’t it be fun to win all of these paint products?  Just think of the fun you could have.  Good luck!

Please note you must be 18+ to enter and a U.S. Resident. One winner will be chosen at random. DecoArt is responsible for shipping the prize directly to the winner. This giveaway is in partnership with DecoArt. Good luck!


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Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday 23rd of June 2019

What a difference paint can make! Your planters look so vibrant now. Great way to dress up your outdoor space!


Monday 24th of June 2019

Thank you Beverly. I just love to walk outside and see the bright colors. It brightens my day too!

Shirley Wood

Friday 21st of June 2019

Michelle, let's talk about the catio! So clever. At first I thought it was a typo until I kept reading. My cats might enjoy a catio, I don't know. They are indoor cats too and afraid of their own shadow so I don't know how they would react. I saw some beautiful Hosta in your yard. We added some to our space last year so it will be while before it get large. LOVE the colors you used for your planters! I think the Succulent color might be my favorite.


Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Hi Shirley! Our cats love the catio but several of them are always trying to get outside all of the time. These are the ones who hang out in there the most. The others could care less. They like it but don't spend most of the day in there. I am really glad we created it for them.

The hostas were brought over from my parents yard but have done well in our space.

I am glad you like the planters. Thank you!

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