As part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Team, we are given a monthly challenge along with a budget of gift cards. This month we were told to do something with the Color of the Year, Pantone Emerald Green. First I panicked, because currently NOTHING in my house would go with this color. After a few days of thinking….. I thought I could try doing a DIY Faux Patina.
DIY Faux Patina
I’ve always loved an aged patina look and thought this would be perfect for aged flower buckets, or pots.
Now that I had a plan, I quickly headed to Lowe’s to have my Pantone Color mixed up, grab a few tin buckets, plants, dirt and a new drop cloth. I loved the “messy approach” for this project. Which translates into a large margin for error. Once I figured out what would work, I took photos of each step to make it easy for you.
How to Paint Faux Patina
- Head to Lowe’s and gather all the supplies needed: black spray paint, Pantone Emerald Green paint, copper paint, paint brushes, and bucket. (don’t forget and old rag)
- Paint your bucket with a copper paint. I used an acrylic paint because I had it. But I’m thinking a copper spray paint would have worked better. Let the paint dry completely before step 3.
- Spray on a flat or semi flat black spray paint.
- While it’s still wet, dab and gently wipe with a rag. Allow to dry
- Brush on the Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald Green.
- While it’s still wet, use a rag to wipe and smear gently. The more texture your item has, the more places for the green color to collect……..this is a good thing.
I had my husband drill a hole in the bottom in case I wanted to use them outside. I’ll have to remember to place a saucer underneath while using them indoors.
Fill your buckets with whatever your heart desires. During the spring they’re housing my primroses, and this summer I plan on using mine for herbs for my patio.
I’m kind of tickled on how good they turned out. I’ve never tried painting a faux patina before, but I must say……….it’s very forgiving and it was very easy. My kind of project!
Now you can DIY Faux Patina too!
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You can check out all my past Lowe’s Creative Time Challenges:
- Cool Teen Bedroom for Boys
- Curb Appeal- Adding carriage door hardware to your garage.
- Create an Outdoor Room
- Updating your Kitchen Sink
- Create a Seasonal Porch
- Create a LARGE DIY Chalk Board
- Holiday Porch
- Make Your House Sparkle
- Decorating for Valentines Day