I’m gonna be honest – working with concrete intimidates me! But with all the concrete home items trending, I was determined to figure out a way to imitate the concrete look without having to dive into figuring out real concrete. The result? A super clean, cheap alternative to the expensive concrete planters you see in Target and West Elm!
What you’ll need:
Plastic planter w/ detachable drip tray
Grey paint (I used a Behr paint sample in “Anonymous”)
White acrylic paint
Valspar gold spray paint (optional)
Paint your plastic planter in the grey paint you’ve chosen. Make sure your shade is close to the concrete color you’re trying to imitate. Let dry completely.
Dilute your white paint with water. I added about 2x the amount of water for the amount of white paint used.
Step 3: Lightly dip your sea sponge in the white water, wipe off the excess in your paint tray, and lightly dab onto your planter in a random pattern, working from one side to the other.* Let dry.
*Mine looked horrible when I started – so much so that I thought this project was a bust. But you just need to keep going! The longer you lightly dab your sea sponge, the more complex texture will develop across your planter.