DIY Chipped Paint Planter

I bought a new domain name. Maybe soon I won't be Sweet Disasters anymore. I'm going to decide while in quiet contemplation in the forest this weekend. Don't worry I'll redirect traffic over no matter what. Plus I'll have a super fun day changing all the pins on Pinterest to go to the new domain, plus changing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ugh my head hurts already. If I haven't mentioned it like a million times before, freelancing is awesome. It gives me the freedom and financial stability I need to focus on fixing up my blog, making it just the way I want it. Such a gift to not have to put all my pressure here. So, I can make mistakes, maybe embarrass myself and just have fun. That's actually one of the reasons I want to change the blog name, to write more, be more of an outdoorsy hippie, taking pictures, and frolicking through the woods and tell y'all about it every step of the way. You'll like it, I really hope anyways. I also want to talk more about chakras and my life and what I've learned in general, which has sort of seemed to drift off, since being more focused on projects and whatnot. 

So like a lot of things on my blog I started with a very different vision for this project which turned into something brand new. Go with the flow. So, I was going to do this geometric pattern, which I think is a good idea, but when I was washing off my first draft something even cooler happened which was this cool faded, chipped paint effect that I just couldn't pass up. 

One thing you should note is that the paint will form a pattern in the direction you painted it on. So, if you paint on horizontally the paint will come off horizontally. Same as vertically like with the yellow, where I went up and down versus the blue where I painted side to side. 

Here's what you'll need:


  • Paint on strategically, like I said before consider up and down or side to side, I also didn't paint the whole planter, at all.
  • Let it sit for about 1 minute
  • Rinse of the majority of paint with your hands.
  • Let it sit to dry and add more colors if you want and repeat the same process.
  • Let it dry completely once you've done as many colors as you want. 
  • Cover with a thin layer of Mod Podge to seal. I have the satin one which makes it shiny. :)