The overall project turned out great. But there were a few projects I told myself I would get to later. Well now, three years later I am finally getting around to them. The first on my list was to repaint a metal planter that holds the silk ivy and sits on top of the upper cabinets.
Below is a picture of the before color. It was your basic terra cotta color which is nice but did not coordinate with my black and pink color scheme. I painted the base black and it made a huge difference in the appearance of the planter.
See the terra cotta color.
I used a grey primer coat since I was limited on the amount of black paint I had.
Here is the planter painted black.
The planter had some really nice raised embossing on the sides I have always wanted to highlight. So I took some silver paint and brushed on a light dry coat. By painting the silver on with a dry brush it really brought out the details of the embossing.
The raised embossing before I added the silver highlight.
The embossing with the silver added.
You can now see the raised embossing on the planter. I love the way it turned out.
The planter now looks like it belongs in the room. I have a couple of other projects in this room I need to finish. I am hoping they will not take another three years to complete.