As a favor to my Aunt I was asked to bring new life to some old planters she had. Great concrete planter to start with were saved from being tossed by adding color. She wanted them to show the details in the animal and the tree. After a good cleaning (scrubbing with a vegetable scrubber) they already looked new. I almost didn't want to paint them as they looked so nice but she wanted colors so I gave it lots of thought and came up with the idea to have a light colored background so the animals and the tree would be more noticeable. As for the detail it showed up mostly on its own when I added the colors so just added some black color to any lines that needed more definition.
|What they looked like to start with (minus the dead plants)|
|After a good cleaning and a coat of light green paint.|
|Added some of the colors and details.|
|All finished. How do they look?|