What I found at the Dollar Tree were these 8.25" plastic pots:
I loved the size, the grapes, the price... everything except the chalky red plastic. So, I sent my husband looking for some of that Rustoleum Hammered Metalics spray paint. I was hoping for a darker than copper, but still slightly orangish finish, so I guessed and asked for "Bronze". Well, they had "Dark Bronze" and that's what he came home with:
It's actually much more petwer-y than I was hoping for, but figured what-the-heck. Husband actually took over the painting on this one.
This is what they looked like painted:
Two weeks later, my trees arrived! Woo! We first had to drill drainage holes in the bottom of the pots.
A little Miracle Grow potting soil, my new trees, and here we go:
If you're wondering why there are only two trees, it's because my Venus Orange arrived like this:
Awaiting reply from Gurney's!
Annnnd BORING BONUS Time!
Figured we'd try the leftover paint on our yucky mailbox (which came with the house). The can says it sprays directly over rust with no prep work.
Still boring, but better. Painted well over rust, but is chipping where the lid hits the front. Still needs something extra....