Painting Iron Planters for Spring

I'm ready to step outdoors and get ready for Spring! 

Front of the house

Our first Spring project this year was replacing our back deck

We used Trex which is a beautiful low maintenance, high performance product for decking that will last longer than we will ever need in this house. 

The best part for me is it is a 95% recycled product. 

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I'm lucky enough to have a very talented son-in-law at RDC Interiors who built the deck. 

His business is located on Long Island and he does beautiful work if you need any construction work done. 

Unfortunately, the work on the deck was a little slow going due to the weather.  

This lovely photo was taken on Sunday...

Patio set on the deck

and this photo was taken the very next day. 

Patio set covered with snow

It was like this all Spring and it is discouraging to say the least!

But today I'm ignoring the weather and going ahead with more of my plans to spruce up the outside of the house

On the front stoop I'm updating 2 of my very favorite iron planters. 

                                     distressed iron planter

These gorgeous iron planters were a gift from my Preschool class several years ago. 

The children from this class Pre-K class are probably well into their 20's now so it's probably time to repaint these planters. 

I'm painting in the middle of my den today due to the crazy weather conditions outside. 

I put down a plastic drop cloth and got to work. 

I'm using Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Charcoal.  

This color is a dark graphite black.

You can see the planters in this photo from last year's post about  Replacing the Garage Door

If you're thinking of replacing your garage door this is a good read. 

RDC Interiors does that as well!

garage door

This matte chalked paint covered the rusty old color in one coat.

Painting Iron Planter with black

Painting Iron Planters one black

I'm going to let nature take it's course on these planters. 

In no time the rust will come through the paint and they will look beautifully distressed. 

Black painted iron planter

As soon as the weather is willing, I will be filling my planters with the same gorgeous plants I used last year. 

Dipladinia, the flowers bloomed all Spring, Summer, and well into the fall. 

They were amazing flowering plants from Home Depot and I hope to find them again!

Black iron planters

For now I'm getting everything ready for outdoor living and hoping that this, the 2nd week of April, the snow is finally done for the year!

Planter filled with flowers

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .