Orchard Girls

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fun Scallop Painted Planter

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape brand painter’s tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey everyone! I know that Fall is upon us, and we've transitioned from making our patios and yards look nice to making our homes comfy & cozy. That doesn't stop me from a fun outdoor project! I decided to add a bit of pizazz to an otherwise bland white planter.  photo scallopplanter1_zps49dcb807.jpg
Here is what I used for this project:
-medium sized white planter
-FrogTape® ShapeTape™ in the Scallop pattern
-leftover latex wall paint
-small paint brush

And here is what I did:

But first, here is a before picture...
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1. I took the FrogTape® ShapeTape™ and stuck it around the planter, making it as even as possible. You could whip out a ruler, but I just eyeballed it. Make sure the surface is clean before you stick the tape on. I then smoothed all of the edges down.
2. I got out my leftover paint and started applying thin coats. I waited for each coat to dry before doing the next one. It took about 3 thinly applied coats.
3. While the paint was still a bit tacky, I removed the tape. Since the pot has a smooth surface, I was afraid the tape might peel the paint off. It didn't :) I also ended up with a really nice clean edge!
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FrogTape® products have the legendary PaintBlock® technology that somehow interacts with latex paint and creates a barrier. This ensures a super clean line, with a lot less bleeding. As soon as I saw the new ShapeTape™, I knew I would have to use one of the cute designs for a project. I think it performed really well- even on a super smooth surface like my planter. Feel free to check out Shape Tape for yourself. You can also watch this video for tons of ideas!

Not only do I love my fun scallop painted pot, I think my peace lily is really digging it, too. ;)
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Have any of you guys tried FrogTape® before when painting? How about the new ShapeTape™?

We hope you guys are having an awesome day!

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