It seems like every year at the end of busy season, I get the urge to plant or do something in our yard. A few years ago I shoveled a trailer full of mulch around our entire house, and then I couldn't move for two days. This year I ended up with lots of flowers- both for potting and for planting in the ground. I filled up the two pots outside of our garage doors, and I planted some perennials in the ground of one of our big mulch beds. I had one last pot to fill, but the flower pot itself was looking kind of rough.
It is one of those really big flower pots pots, and since they aren't cheap, I didn't really want to buy a replacement. So before I filled it with some pretty flowers, I decided it needed a mini-makeover. And by mini-makeover, I mean the easiest thing you will ever do. All I did was scoop out about 1/3 of the potting soil and then wipe down the entire pot to remove any dirt on the outside. Then I put two light coats of spray paint on the entire pot to clean it up a bit. All finished! And it looks much better!
Here it is all filled up with some new plants.
This was too easy to really be called a DIY project, but hopefully I'll remember to do this in the future. I think it would also be fun to use some bright colors of spray paint on some smaller sized flower pots.