Are your planters looking pretty ropey? Here is how to make them look pretty and ropey!
Scrub the plant pots before painting. I used left over emulsion (latex) paint.
I have painted many of my pots with standard household paint and they have survived the Northumberland climate for many years. The paint used for this project was by Ballgown by Crown and Old White from Annie Sloan
Tip: When stencilling a curved area do not attempt to stick all of the stencil to the surface. Just affix as much stencil as the surface will allow and as each area is completed roll the stencil so that the adjoining area is in full contact with the stencil. Try to select motif stencils rather than repeat patterns or borders on rounded surfaces.
To stencil the pattern take up a little paint onto a brush or sponge and work away the excess onto paper towel. The paint should be damp not wet when dabbed through the stencil.
Give the pots a couple of days to settle into their new coats before moving them to the garden.
If a coastal garden theme is preferred to the nautical idea try using the rope stencil with a contrast of grey or taupe paint instead of navy blue and white. Either way, you can create a ship shape corner of the patio or yard and that is knot a bad idea.
Come back soon to see how to stencil the matching chairs, I promise there will be no more bad puns