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Brighten Up Your Rain Barrels!

By flaflwrgrl
April 8, 2012

Use exterior paint for plastics & decorate those rain barrels with flowers or whimsy! People will see them in a whole new light.

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Onewish1
Apr 7, 2012 6:01 PM CST
easy for you to do!!!... can I make really bad stick figures Rolling on the floor laughing
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rocklady
Apr 7, 2012 6:26 PM CST
Beautiful. Love those rain barrels.

Allison, I agree, about all I would do is make something that looked like an explosion in a paint factory! Even my painted flowers look wilted! Hilarious!
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fiwit
Apr 7, 2012 6:26 PM CST
Onewish1 said:easy for you to do!!!... can I make really bad stick figures Rolling on the floor laughing


I agree (about me, not her)
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KyWoods
Apr 7, 2012 6:35 PM CST
Oooo, that is bee-you-tee-ful!! Hurray!
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woofie
Apr 7, 2012 6:59 PM CST
Wow, that is really pretty.......and totally beyond my meager talents! Hilarious!
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imapigeon
Apr 7, 2012 7:04 PM CST
Yeah, I'll give you my address and buy the paints, sweetie----you can purdy up my rain barrels any ol' time!!!!
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quietyard
Apr 7, 2012 7:37 PM CST
Wonder if I can get my artist husband to paint my 32 gal. brown plastic and ugly rain barrel. Confused You have given me an idea here !! Thumbs up
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 7, 2012 7:47 PM CST
All the credit for the beauty & talent goes to Becky Boo (Boopaints) she did the artwork. I only supplied the tip. I'm like the rest of you --- "artistically challenged" Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

But I daresay I still would paint something on it. You can always claim you were going for Picasoesque. Hilarious!
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 7, 2012 7:53 PM CST
If you want to see some more to get some great ideas then go here:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/look-rain-barrels-on-parade-...

This & many other ideas for garden art can be found right here on ATP:

The thread "Creative Ideas for Garden Art" in Garden Art forum
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duane456
Apr 8, 2012 7:47 AM CST
very nice !! Thumbs up I just need someone other than me to come over and do it.
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crittergarden
Apr 8, 2012 7:50 AM CST
Well, the least we can do is paint it a prettier solid color!
Being an old hippie myself, I think I'd go for a tie-dyed effect........drippy, that is!
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bsavage
Apr 8, 2012 9:57 AM CST
I think we all wish we could paint like Becky!!
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fiwit
Apr 8, 2012 10:06 AM CST
bsavage said:I think we all wish we could paint like Becky!!


I agree

Or like Sharon!
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 8, 2012 10:52 AM CST
crittergarden said:Well, the least we can do is paint it a prettier solid color!
Being an old hippie myself, I think I'd go for a tie-dyed effect........drippy, that is!


Absolutely! I agree Or you can just stand back with a paintbrush full of paint & "flick" different colors at the barrel.

Hey, if you're heavy into patriotic, it shouldn't be too hard to paint red, white & blue stripes.

C'mon guys --- get out there & try it! And like critter says; whatever you do has to look better than the color it comes in even if you paint it a solid color. Just make sure to use that paint that's for outdoor plastics.

How about using stencils? Then you just have to paint inside the lines.

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canadanna
Apr 8, 2012 11:13 AM CST
Great idea...but like the rest I have no confidence with painting.
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fiwit
Apr 8, 2012 11:37 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:
How about using stencils? Then you just have to paint inside the lines.


OR... you could use stencils and paint OUTSIDE the lines, leaving the original color to be the picture Green Grin!
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Aguane
Apr 8, 2012 12:12 PM CST
A pretty, new garden ornament! Love! the artwork, Becky.

My sister used to have quite a business painting galvanized garbage cans in the '60s and '70s. She created stencils of popular beer can labels (would probably be sued if she were continuing this business today) and painted the garbage cans to look like the labels, Coors, Bud, Heineken, etc. Sold the cans to fraternities at Stanford and San Jose State Univ. I think even in those days she charged $50 a piece. The frats used them during their parties for trash collection.
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chelle
Apr 8, 2012 1:59 PM CST
Mine are a rather bright blue, ugh. I love this idea! I'd much rather they be at least a nice forest green. Can I get this special paint at a big box store or a hardware store?
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 8, 2012 2:41 PM CST
Yes, you can get that paint at the big box stores.

http://www.krylon.com/search/?search_terms=plastic

http://www.krylon.com/search/?search_terms=plastic

http://www.dannylipford.com/how-to-paint-anything-outside/ ---- scroll down to where it says "Painting plastic"

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Apr 8, 2012 2:50 PM CST
Thanks for the tip and the paint purchasing info, Ann!

Lovely artwork, Becky!
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